Oliver Letwin

The former Cabinet minister was the modest but highly effective lynchpin of the Cameron government

The publicity-chasing Labour MP who hopes to become Mayor of London

Bill and Shirley Letwin kept open house for open minds from Chicago to Cambridge and Hampstead

BY OLIVER WISEMAN  Thanks to a bet made during a Standpoint dialogue, Nigel Lawson has started 2013 £100 richer than he ended 2012. 

‘Why should the press agree to fund and support a regulator that would stop it making money, as the Leveson inquiry proposed?’

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