Aristotle - a five minute crib

Aristotle - a five minute crib

by Tom Butler-Bowdon / 11 Aug 2015

The Greek philosopher believed that the purpose of the state was to achieve the happiness and elevation of its citizens

Theatre review: 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre

Theatre review: 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre

by David Singleton / 20 Jun 2015

Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's retelling of George Orwell's classic makes for a superbly nervy viewing experience.

Book review: A Government that Worked Better and Cost Less?

Book review: A Government that Worked Better and Cost Less?

by Austin Mitchell / 05 Jun 2015

The message of this book is clear: don’t believe the messianic idea merchants who tell us that their reforms will put everything right

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Beyond Caring:  Stories of an invisible working class

Beyond Caring:  Stories of an invisible working class

by Sebastian Whale / 27 Apr 2015

A play about zero hour contracts is set to begin a month long run at London’s National Theatre. Its writer and director Alexander Zeldin talks about this type of work and his aim of getting top Tories in the audience.

Theatre review: Clarion at the Arcola Theatre

Theatre review: Clarion at the Arcola Theatre

by David Singleton / 20 Apr 2015

A new play by an ex-Fleet Street journalist is a savagely hilarious shoot-down of the worst excesses of the UK media. But which paper could it possibly be based on?

Book review: High Command by Christopher L. Elliott

Book review: High Command by Christopher L. Elliott

by Keith Simpson MP / 09 Apr 2015

Based on a series of interviews, this book assesses British Military leadership during the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Theatre review: The Tulip Tree (The love story of Enoch Powell)

Theatre review: The Tulip Tree (The love story of Enoch Powell)

by Sebastian Whale / 27 Mar 2015

The Tulip Tree provides an insight into Enoch Powell's early life that may have shaped the man he became. The play's writer Oliver Michell explains how he researched the polarising political figure

The man behind the Coalition

The man behind the Coalition

by Paul Waugh / 26 Mar 2015

James Graham is Britain’s most acclaimed new political playwright. He talks to Paul Waugh about his latest TV drama, Coalition.

Conquering Cameron

Conquering Cameron

by Sebastian Whale / 05 Mar 2015

Dugald Bruce-Lockhart (left of picture) stars as David Cameron in the new satirical play to the West End, The Three Lions. How did he approach the role?

The US Presidency in black and white

The US Presidency in black and white

by Sebastian Whale / 07 Jul 2015

White House correspondent April Ryan discusses her new book on race in American politics and dealing with three presidents 

 

Book review: More Human by Steve Hilton

Book review: More Human by Steve Hilton

by Keith Simpson / 15 Jun 2015

David Cameron's former guru combines interesting critique and wishful thinking in his new book

Film review: We Are Many

Film review: We Are Many

by David Singleton / 26 May 2015

Amir Amirani's film is a compelling look at how politicians ignored the millions of people who protested against the Iraq war

Film review: The Emperor's New Clothes

Film review: The Emperor's New Clothes

by David Singleton / 23 Apr 2015

Russell Brand seems to agree with the Green party on a lot of things. So won't he vote for them?

Rick Edwards: TV's man on a mission to mobilise the youth vote

Rick Edwards: TV's man on a mission to mobilise the youth vote

by Sebastian Whale / 10 Apr 2015

Unlike Russell Brand, former Channel 4 presenter Rick Edwards wants to revive the youth vote by getting more people to the ballot box

Election diary: No escaping the patter of polished politicians

Election diary: No escaping the patter of polished politicians

by Amber de Botton / 06 Apr 2015

General election season is upon us at Sky News – and that means sitting down with the parties to eke out their plans.

Book review: A Different Kind of Weather by William Waldegrave

Book review: A Different Kind of Weather by William Waldegrave

by Keith Simpson MP / 26 Mar 2015

This memoir reveals a time warp and a certain kind of Tory MP, who at one point in the 1990’s was thought to be an endangered species

Book review: The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson

Book review: The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson

by John Ashmore / 20 Mar 2015

The London mayor’s adoring paean to Churchill sometimes reads as an effort to reflect some glory back onto its author

Lunch with… Damian McBride

Lunch with… Damian McBride

by David Singleton / 02 Mar 2015

Gordon Brown’s former spin doctor dines with David Singleton at Shepherd's

Book review: The Whitehall Effect by John Seddon

Book review: The Whitehall Effect by John Seddon

by Barry Sheerman / 02 Feb 2015

The picture Seddon paints of catastrophic mismanagement leading to terrible and expensive public services does not always chime with my experience.

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