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