Have the Tories rediscovered the Right instincts?
Those who hoped they had heard the last of ‘the big society’ should look away now.
Surely no political process in the modern world is more shrouded in mystery than the way the Chinese select a new supreme leader — except perhaps the occult divination practised by the Tibetans.
Referendums are a very un-British device.
The coalition’s approach to foreign policy is not to have a foreign policy.
Plunging into the second volume of Alastair Campbell’s diaries is like opening a Samuel Richardson novel.
The Liberal Democrats’ current problems can be traced back to 28 October 1943.
Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband are locked in a political duel, and only one of them can survive.
This will be the year of the political identity crisis.
Nick Clegg’s tuition fees nightmare was never going to be over after the Commons vote.
Why is Britain committing £7 billion to a bailout which will trap Ireland in its present discontents?
It is hard not to feel sorry for the ex-Cabinet ministers who have stayed on the Labour front bench.
A great time ago when the world was young there was a pleasant and harmless custom by which a British ambassador when leaving his post could sit down and write a valedictory dispatch to the Foreign Secretary.
When you think of George W. Bush, ‘philosophical influence’ isn’t the first phrase that springs to mind.
Let councils take the decisions – and the blame
On Monday night, David Cameron and Nick Clegg succumbed to the temptations of power.
America’s politicians are hopeless at understanding other countries – but they’re not alone in that
On Monday night, all new Conservative MPs were summoned to a meeting with the chief whip in Portcullis House.
The evening before the government was formed, I walked back from the television tent city on College Green to the House of Commons with a man who was about to become a cabinet minister.
In many ways, Gordon Brown and George Osborne are opposites.
In John le Carré’s fiction, personal morality collides messily with the grimly cynical expediencies of global politics.
There are turbulent marriages.
Paul Johnson reviews Roy Hattersley’s life of David Lloyd George
In equal measure, this book is fascinating and irritating.
Who was the first American to marry an English duke? Most students of the peerage would say it was Consuelo Yzagna who married the eldest son of the Duke of Manchester in 1876.