Book review: All in this Together

Book review: All in this Together

by Gisela Stuart MP / 01 Feb 2016

With the benefit of hindsight, so many of Anne Treneman's judgments turned out to have been right.

Book review: The British General Election of 2015

Book review: The British General Election of 2015

by Keith Simpson MP / 12 Jan 2016

Philip Cowley and Dennis Kavanagh are experienced observers and writers on British politics and elections. Their latest analysis should not be ignored by politicians or campaigners

Theatre review: Margaret Thatcher, Queen Of Soho

Theatre review: Margaret Thatcher, Queen Of Soho

by David Singleton / 07 Dec 2015

A show about the former prime minister accidentally becoming a cabaret sensation is ridiculously good fun.

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Theatre Review: Waste at the National Theatre

Theatre Review: Waste at the National Theatre

by Sebastian Whale / 12 Nov 2015

Roger Michell pulls off a stunning adaption of a century-old play about politics, scandal and idealism

Book review: Call Me Dave - The Unauthorised Biography of David Cameron 

Book review: Call Me Dave - The Unauthorised Biography of David Cameron 

by Keith Simpson MP / 27 Oct 2015

Michael Ashcroft and Isabel Oakeshott see the young Cameron as a man of  privilege, networking, luck - and little political baggage.  

Comedy review: The Look of Moron

Comedy review: The Look of Moron

by Sebastian Whale / 15 Oct 2015

Comedian Geoff Norcott embraces his Tory leanings in a provocative political routine

Book review: The British Leaders Series

Book review: The British Leaders Series

by Keith Simpson / 25 Sep 2015

How should we assess British political leadership? In these books, Charles Clarke and his co-editors attempt to provide an objective set of criteria beyond merely subjective analysis.  

Lunch with... Bernard Jenkin

Lunch with... Bernard Jenkin

by Jess Bowie / 31 Jul 2015

Jess Bowie breaks bread with the outspoken chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

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 

 

Comedy offer: half price off Lembit and other jokers

Comedy offer: half price off Lembit and other jokers

by David Singleton / 14 Jan 2016

Erich McElroy unveils new guests for his ‘Imperfect Guide to the US Presidential Debates’

Book review: Why the Tories Won - The Inside Story of the 2015 Election

Book review: Why the Tories Won - The Inside Story of the 2015 Election

by Keith Simpson / 15 Dec 2015

Tim Ross shows how Lynton Crosby imposed a fierce discipline on the Tory election campaign, the messaging and the use of resources. 

Book review: Margaret Thatcher, The Authorised Biography. Volume Two, Everything She Wants

Book review: Margaret Thatcher, The Authorised Biography. Volume Two, Everything She Wants

by Keith Simpson MP / 30 Nov 2015

Charles Moore draws on memos, notes, diaries and interviews to examine the Iron Lady at the peak of her powers

Book review: Cameron at 10 - The Inside Story 2010-2015

Book review: Cameron at 10 - The Inside Story 2010-2015

by Keith Simpson MP / 29 Oct 2015

Anthony Seldon and Peter Snowdon manage to combine the personal and intimate with the politics and the crises that all governments face

Comedy review: The Imperfect Guide to Picking the Perfect President

Comedy review: The Imperfect Guide to Picking the Perfect President

by Sebastian Whale / 20 Oct 2015

Erich McElroy lampoons various Republican figures as he provides a guide to US politics

Top 10 tips for surviving as a parliamentary researcher

Top 10 tips for surviving as a parliamentary researcher

by Robert Dale / 09 Oct 2015

A former insider reveals key guidelines for working in an MP’s Westminster office.

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

Keith Simpson's summer / autumn 2015 reading list

Keith Simpson's summer / autumn 2015 reading list

by Keith Simpson MP / 21 Jul 2015

Summer political reads abound, while two books will soon published on David Cameron’s premiership - including Michael Ashcroft and Isabel Oakshott’s unauthorised biography.

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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