Articles tagged Telegraph Column:

Telegraph Column: Something Changed This Week But Next Week Will Determine May's Future

  • 8 Apr 2019

This article first appeared in the Sunday Telegraph. Well she’s still there, clinging to office like a limpet, defying her cabinet and soldiering on unabashed. Theresa May is effectively using the national crisis she created to tell her fractious party ‘stick with nurse for...

Telegraph Column: What David Davis's Resignation Means

  • 9 Jul 2018

Whenever a minister resigns from the government on a point of principle he or she knows that the full might of the government spin machine will be deployed to depict them as either mad, bad or sad.   David Davis knows that better than most. Although he wasn’t in governme...

Telegraph Column: Who'd Want to be an MP?

  • 14 Oct 2009

Admitting that you want to be an MP in the present climate marks you out as either a social misfit or someone suffering from delusions. I have almost got to the stage of feeling I should attend a meeting of Politicians Anonymous to bare my soul. My name is Iain and I want to b...

Telegraph Column: Damian McBride scandal: Fatal flaws of the PM's pitbull

  • 12 Apr 2009

Thanks to Damian McBride and Derek Draper, whom I like to think of as the Dick Dastardly and Mutley of British politics, I have had to abort my Easter plans. You see, I was their first victim. Before I explain how, let's rewind a few months. Last October I met Draper for lu...

Whatever Happened to my Telegraph Column

  • 5 Dec 2008

Thanks to those of you have been emailing asking what's happened to my Daily Telegraphcolumn. I started it in February 2007 and have been writing it every fortnight since then, alternating with John Kampfner. However, the Telegraph have decided (and I rather agree with them) t...

Telegraph Column: Cameron's Scottish Conundrum

  • 16 Aug 2008

It’s not often that Scottish Conservatives get the opportunity to make a difference, but on Tuesday it happened – and they flunked it. For a party which is polling under ten per cent of the vote it was a serious misjudgement to ally themselves with Labour and the LibDems and t...

Telegraph Column: How Politicians Use the Internet

  • 18 Sep 2007

Politicians of all colours ought to be embracing the internet with gusto, but British political parties appear to be falling behind other countries when it comes to using the web to market themselves and their policies. Visit any of the three main party websites and you’ll com...

Telegraph Column: Same old Gordon

  • 13 Sep 2007

      Gordon Brown’s political strategy has finally been exposed. Tories have spent the last ten weeks wondering if they had misjudged Gordon Brown. But now he has unwittingly revealed that far from adopting a ‘new kind of politics’, he’s using classic old politics to...

Telegraph Column: Cameron Should Go to Rwanda

  • 19 Jul 2007

Sometimes I wonder why I ever wanted to go into politics. Even as a parliamentary candidate, as part of the poor bloody infantry, everything you do is scrutinised through the cynical prism of a sceptical media. Every time you attend a community meeting or visit a school the cy...

Telegraph Column: Will Ken Clarke Deliver?

  • 6 Jul 2007

This week’s launch of Ken Clarke’s Democracy Task Force paper on parliamentary reform will go some way to dispelling the myth that Cameron’s Conservatives are policy-lite. As the rest of the policy groups prepare to announce their conclusions over the next seven weeks they wil...