Neil Kinnock

Diary

7 October 2017 9:00 am

The best reason for visiting party conferences is to sniff the air. It’s fragments of conversation drifting through a bar,…

Distorting the truth — US presidential campaign-style

14 November 2015 9:00 am

It is hardly uncommon for politicians to lie, especially when their careers are threatened by a sexual transgression — John…

The meeting of Thatcher and Gorbachev in 1984 initiated the process that brought freedom to millions in Eastern Europe

Margaret Thatcher’s most surprising virtue: imagination

17 October 2015 8:00 am

In almost every one of the many biographies of Margaret Thatcher that now exist, the story is told of her…

What kind of life-form boasts that it can ‘speak human’?

20 June 2015 9:00 am

The next Labour leader will have to be able to speak human, said a piece in the Observer. This, it…

Next time, David Cameron should pretend to support Bournemouth

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Here’s an election-winning idea for Dave: forget about Aston Villa (or West Ham) and become a full-on Bournemouth fan. They…

Find the voice, find the character: Steve Nallon as Margaret Thatcher

Even those who reviled Thatcher will be moved, appalled and astonished: Dead Sheep at the Park reviewed

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Dead Sheep is a curious dramatic half-breed that examines Geoffrey Howe’s troubled relationship with Margaret Thatcher. Structurally it’s a Mexican…

Old Labour, New Danger

26 April 2014 9:00 am

A cruel new joke is doing the rounds about Ed Miliband: that the Labour leader is like a plastic bag…

Was Roy Jenkins the greatest prime minister we never had?

29 March 2014 9:00 am

In any list of the-best-prime-ministers-we never-had, the name of Roy Jenkins is likely to be prominent. He was intelligent, moderate,…