Andrew Gimson

Andrew Gimson

The Prime Minister’s alliance with Angela Merkel may help save Europe’s failing currency, if his policy doesn’t tear apart his party

The public gallery at the House of Commons is behind bullet-proof glass. This offensive distrust of the public reflects a greater sense of detachment between MPs and the electorate

The German-born Labour MP has ignored her party’s bias and sees sense on Europe

The life and times of Stalin’s last apologist and Britain’s best-known Marxist historian

The need to provide soundbites while avoiding “gaffes” has reduced politicians’ speeches to intolerable banality

Cameron’s sustained attempt to hide his gentlemanliness reflects wider society’s rejection of good moral conduct