Daily Archives: July 21, 2009

Jim Pickard

You knew that Lord Mandelson had become all-powerful. But here is the incredible extent of his influence; the business secretary sits on 35 out of 43 cabinet committees.

Tom Harris defends Westminster’s long summer break Read more >>

Jim Pickard

Paddy Power, the bookies, have put the Tories at 1:25 on to win Norwich North in Thursday’s by-election. Labour are right out there as rank outsiders at 10:1.

Many former Labour voters are genuinely unhappy about the way their MP, Ian Gibson, was treated over his expenses. The party is broadly disliked at a national level. And now it emerges that the party candidate has gone down with swine fluRead more >>