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  1. January 24, 2014

    Chris Chataway, athlete, politician, businessman, 1931-2014

    Sixty years ago two athletics events took place that propelled Chris Chataway to fame in Britain and beyond. One was his...

  2. November 12, 2013

    Alastair Campbell to praise Ed Miliband for taking on newspapers

    Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s former media chief, will on Wednesday praise Ed Miliband for taking on the journalistic...

  1. October 11, 2013

    My Name Is ..., by Alastair Campbell; A Possible Life, by Sebastian Faulks; The Elephant Keepers’ Children, by Peter Høeg

    My Name Is by Alastair Campbell, Hutchinson, RRP£18.99, 352 pages “My name is Hannah. This is their story.” So begins...

  2. September 29, 2013

    Power Trip, by Damian McBride

    Power Trip: A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin, by Damian McBride, Biteback Publishing, RRP£20 The defining characteristics...

  3. Westminster Blog

    September 26, 2013

    Lord Mandelson comments prompt backlash from Labour figures

    Labour has been convulsed with in-fighting after Lord Mandelson criticised Ed Miliband’s new policies such as the plan to...

  4. September 22, 2013

    Labour conference: Brighton gossip upstages weary slogans

    This being Brighton, there were a lot of distractions between railway station and conference centre. These included a street...

  5. The World

    June 26, 2013

    Desperate remedies for Australia's Labor party

    Julia Gillard addresses parliament (Getty) Just a couple of days ago, Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s former communications...

  6. February 1, 2013

    The qualms of Nick

    It was, I suppose, inevitable that an angst-ridden posh boy like Nick Clegg should be caught hand-wringing about whether to...

  7. January 17, 2013

    Scientist makes better websites his business

    Simon Norris calls himself an “accidental businessman”, insisting that “at heart I am a scientist”. A pioneer of internet...

  8. November 16, 2012

    As not seen on TV

    After a long day at work there is nothing we like better than watching other people spending long days at work on the...

  9. October 5, 2012

    Politically incorrect

    May 8 1969: the Labour Cabinet, under Harold Wilson, was discussing the Industrial Relations Bill, which was designed to...

  10. October 1, 2012

    Speak, or forever hold your notes

    ● Ed Miliband’s speech today is being billed as “highly personal”, but will the Labour leader go one step further by...

  11. June 29, 2012

    Lunch with the FT: Armando Iannucci

    The word around television circles is that Armando Iannucci, satirist-in-chief of Britain’s political classes, is one of the...

  12. May 24, 2012

    Adam & Eve proves tempting for DDB

    Adam & Eve, the agency behind John Lewis’s sentimental television ads, has been acquired by DDB, one of the world’s largest...

  13. February 23, 2012

    Former union chief sues NGN over hacking claims

    Andy Gilchrist, the former general secretary for the Fire Brigades Union, is suing News Group Newspapers, the parent company...

  14. February 22, 2012

    Cherie Blair sues News Group and Mulcaire

    Cherie Blair, wife of the former prime minister Tony Blair, is suing the publisher of the News of the World as well as a...

  15. February 21, 2012

    Gove warns of Leveson’s ‘chilling’ effect

    Michael Gove has questioned the prime minister’s decision to set up the Leveson inquiry into press standards and said it is...

  16. February 14, 2012

    Conservative rethink on God in politics

    When Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s former communications chief, said “We don’t do God”, he voiced a political consensus...

  17. February 8, 2012

    DPP pledges new code of practice in journalist cases

    A new code of practice for prosecutors who are considering charges against journalists in criminal cases will be introduced...

  18. February 8, 2012

    Campbell says ministers shying away from press curbs

    Alastair Campbell, the former spokesman for Tony Blair, said on Wednesday that he believed the government was shying away...

  19. February 8, 2012

    Coogan settles hacking claim

    The actor Steve Coogan and 18 other people settled their phone-hacking actions against The News of the World, marking a...

  20. January 23, 2012

    When valued employees face problems

    From Mr Rob Cave. Sir, In reference to Michael Skapinker’s article “Employers need help with the mentally ill” (January 19),...

  21. January 23, 2012

    Wrong time for disciplinary action

    From Mr Andrew Buchan. Sir, I was impressed that the FT had two articles on the same day about stress and mental health at...

  22. January 18, 2012

    Employers need help with the mentally ill

    Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s spokesman for nine years, describes his 1986 breakdown, which occurred when his then-work as...

  23. December 27, 2011

    Why Ferguson remains at the top of his game

    When Sir Richard Greenbury ran Marks and Spencer, he used to take Sir Alex Ferguson out for lunch and pump him for...

  24. December 21, 2011

    Labour hires chief of staff after 15-month search

    Ed Miliband has filled a key vacancy in his inner circle with the appointment of a new chief of staff who was previously a...

  25. December 2, 2011

    In the witness box: the very model of the modern muckraker

    On the day the Chancellor of the Exchequer was doling out the latest bucketload of misery in his autumn statement to the...

  26. November 30, 2011

    Campbell slams culture of negativity in UK press

    A culture of negativity engendered by UK newspapers has poisoned the country’s quality of life, Alastair Campbell told the...

  27. November 28, 2011

    Church sang for Murdoch to win ‘favourable coverage’

    The singer Charlotte Church said on Monday that she was offered £100,000 to sing at Rupert Murdoch’s wedding to Wendi Deng...

  28. November 7, 2011

    Obituary: Philip Gould

    The Labour peer Philip Gould, who has died aged 61 after a moving and very public battle with cancer, always claimed that he...

  29. November 7, 2011

    Philip Gould, strategist of New Labour, dies

    Philip Gould, the Labour peer and one of the central strategists of Tony Blair’s New Labour project, has died of cancer....

  30. FT Alphaville

    November 4, 2011

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - Eurozone balances of payments, reality check du jour. - The Fed cavalry isn’t coming to the rescue. -...

  31. October 21, 2011

    Blair works on makeover for Kazakhstan

    Tony Blair has added Kazakhstan to his roster of oil-rich clients, advising the authoritarian Central Asian regime on...

  32. October 21, 2011

    ‘Unlikely friendship’ with strongman

    Margaret Thatcher is among the political heroes of Kazakhstan’s president – along with Lee Kuan Yew, founding father of...

  33. Westminster Blog

    October 7, 2011

    What was Alastair Campbell doing in Kazakhstan this week?

    A colleague was surprised to see Alastair Campbell, former New Labour spindoctor, on the plane back from Astana earlier this...

  34. August 9, 2011

    Cameron returns to face sternest test

    David Cameron arrived back in Downing Street early on Tuesday to confront Britain’s biggest law-and-order crisis in a...

  35. Westminster Blog

    July 26, 2011

    Blair defends his relationship with the Murdochs

    James Murdoch with Tony Blair Tony Blair has been talking for the first time since the hacking scandal erupted three weeks...

  36. July 22, 2011

    Call this a media storm … ?

    When Alastair Campbell was transcribing his diaries of life working for Tony Blair, he’d often think, “Hang on. How did that...

  37. July 22, 2011

    Murdochs and the madness of moguls

    This has been the sort of week that makes foreigners ask whether we are a serious country. There is a madness in the...

  38. July 20, 2011

    Campaigners dismayed at remit of inquiry

    Campaigners expressed disappointment that the remit of Lord Justice Leveson’s panel inquiring into illegal press activity,...

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