Westminster

‘When a friend who is supposedly a fashion adviser offers to massage your husband, there is a problem’

‘Gordon Brown needs to be warned that everyone, even Prime Ministers, must obey the law’

The memoirs of one of our most able and most cultivated politicians provide a useful reminder of the virtues of ordinary politics

It sounds like a refreshing antidote to neoconservatism, but little is known about the Conservative Party’s foreign policy approach

Brown has put his conception of the national interest before popularity in a way that has left him trailing in the opinion polls and possibly even mortally wounded politically

‘In a fiercely competitive global economy, taxes should be lower. So as Chancellor I will approach each Budget looking to see if we can reduce taxes as well as reform them.’

From the Beatles and Wilson to Bono and Blair, the rise of rock stars to power and influence has tempted leaders all over the world to cultivate them – even at the risk of ridicule

Former Tory chancellor Nigel Lawson challenges David Cameron’s Conservatives, represented by the party’s policy chief Oliver Letwin, to break with the consensus on global warming. Their discussion is chaired by Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson