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  1. August 8, 2012

    A reading list to reflect loss of faith in capitalism

    Appropriately for a US election year, the longlist for the 2012 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year...

  2. May 25, 2012

    The Diary: Sarah Sands

    Our former man in Washington, Sir Christopher Meyer, is making a television series for Sky Atlantic on world cities, and...

  1. February 22, 2012

    Antidote to pessimism of post-crisis world

    Standing on the Sun: How the Explosion of Capitalism Abroad Will Change Business Everywhere; By Christopher Meyer, with...

  2. May 22, 2011

    Obama presses for Afghan Taliban talks

    Barack Obama has emphasised his administration’s push to get talks with the Taliban off the ground, ahead of a decision to...

  3. May 20, 2011

    Obama’s UK visit gets special emphasis

    President Barack Obama makes a state visit to London next week and already the traditions surrounding such an occasion are...

  4. January 14, 2011

    Our man in Knightsbridge

    Sporting his trademark red socks, Sir Christopher relaxes at his Knightsbridge mews cottage What do you do when a glittering...

  5. November 13, 2010

    Lord of Arbuthnot

    Swiss-born financier and boss of Arbuthnot Henry Angest may have lost Prince Charles’s private secretary Sir Michael Peat...

  6. February 25, 2010

    Turner arms up

    Battle-hardened Babcock chairman Mike Turner , who is in mid-pursuit of VT Group, has become the senior director at GKN.His...

  7. January 20, 2010

    Resurgent FCO faces turf war

    British diplomats are cock-a-hoop over Tory plans to put the Foreign and Commonwealth Office back "into the centre of...

  8. January 19, 2010

    Resurgent FCO faces turf war

    British diplomats are cock-a-hoop over Tory plans to put the Foreign and Commonwealth Office back “into the centre of...

  9. January 19, 2010

    Gaps found in Blair's case for war

    The Iraq inquiry is "struggling to find" key intelligence evidence supporting Tony Blair's case for war, it emerged...

  10. January 13, 2010

    Inquiry hears of Blair's letters to Bush on war

    Tony Blair wrote private letters to George W. Bush ahead of the invasion of Iraq making clear that Britain "would...

  11. Westminster Blog

    January 12, 2010

    Campbell testimony: Part 1

    We’ve had the first session of Alastair Campbell’s testimony. Even the committee were annoyed with his habit of dissembling...

  12. December 16, 2009

    Follow the leader

    In a humdinger of an attack on Tony Blair in The Times this week, Sir Ken Macdonald, former Director of Public Prosecutions,...

  13. November 27, 2009

    'Tougher' Blair could have shaped Iraq plan

    Tony Blair relinquished Britain's diplomatic influence over the US by prematurely supporting moves to invade Iraq without...

  14. November 26, 2009

    ‘Tougher’ Blair could have shaped Iraq plan

    Tony Blair relinquished Britain’s diplomatic influence over the US by prematurely supporting moves to invade Iraq without...

  15. November 16, 2009

    Getting Our Way

    Getting Our Way: 500 years of Adventure and Intrigue – the Inside Story of British Diplomacy By Christopher Meyer...

  16. November 4, 2009

    Whitehall: a service not a business

    Do I detect a certain scepticism about Tory plans to give business greater sway over Whitehall? (You read it here first,...

  17. April 2, 2009

    Praise for PM, the cat who got the cream

    Barack Obama gave Gordon Brown an invaluable political gift yesterday, praising the British prime minister's "leadership"...

  18. April 2, 2009

    Boost for PM, the cat who got the cream

    Barack Obama gave Gordon Brown an invaluable political gift yesterday, praising the prime minister's "leadership" and...

  19. April 1, 2009

    Obama lavishes praise on Brown

    Barack Obama gave Gordon Brown an invaluable political gift on Wednesday, praising the British prime minister’s “leadership”...

  20. March 21, 2009

    The Diary: Sarah Sands

    I was at the leaving party for Sir Christopher Meyer, departing chairman of the Press Complaints Commission, held recently...

  21. March 4, 2009

    Long view

    Sir Christopher Meyer, our former ambassador to the US, is in China making a three-part documentary for the BBC about the...

  22. November 15, 2008

    Woman to chair press watchdog

    Baroness Buscombe, the chief executive of the Advertising Association and a former Conservative frontbench spokesman on...

  23. November 14, 2008

    Press complaints body gets new chairman

    Baroness Buscombe, the chief executive of the Advertising Association and former Conservative frontbench spokesman on media...

  24. November 11, 2008

    Brown hopes relationship will remain special

    Gordon Brown makes little secret of his desire for a strong relationship with Barack Obama. The prime minister hopes for...

  25. November 11, 2008

    Brown looks for special relationship with new president

    Gordon Brown makes little secret of his desire for a strong relationship with Barack Obama. The UK premier hopes for the...

  26. November 10, 2008

    Brown hopes relationship will remain special

    Gordon Brown makes little secret of his desire for a strong relationship with Barack Obama. The British prime minister hopes...

  27. November 8, 2008

    Birthday bash

    Swiss-born Henry Angest has been in banking for 30 years and says conditions are "worse than ever". But the mood was jolly...

  28. August 6, 2008

    . . . and worst

    New rules on what former officials may publish were brought in following publication of the former US ambassador Sir...

  29. August 5, 2008

    MPs criticise new Whitehall rules on political memoirs

    New rules to prevent former civil servants and diplomats speaking out about their experience of government have been...

  30. April 16, 2008

    State hypocrisy

    Sir Edward Clay, Britain's former high commissioner to Kenya, knows from personal experience how keen the government is to...

  31. February 2, 2008

    All the president’s men’s wear

    Blame Mike Huckabee (lots of John McCain supporters do). Ever since he started running advertisements implying that he, and...

  32. January 31, 2008

    PCC chief urges regulatory reform

    The chairman of the Press Complaints Commission called yesterday for a new Communications Act to reform the "weird" way in...

  33. January 16, 2008

    Loyal company

    If there wasn't a loyal toast before at the board lunch of Arbuthnot, the boutique bank led by Tory man Henry Angest, there...

  34. September 6, 2007

    Political capital

    The level of political debate around the boardroom table at Arbuthnot will rise several notches as Sir Christopher Meyer,...

  35. August 1, 2007

    Not sunk yet

    News of a suspected outbreak of legionnaires' disease on a Fred Olsen cruise liner in the Baltic has brought mixed memories...

  36. July 31, 2007

    A subtle revision of the special relationship

    Not even the torrential rain that deluged Andrews Air Force Base as the prime minister was whisked by helicopter to Camp...

  37. July 27, 2007

    PM’s deep affinity with America

    When Gordon Brown heads off on holiday next month the books packed in his suitcase will include Al Gore’s latest tome and...

  38. July 11, 2007

    Putting a lid on it

    Sir Christopher Meyer, our former ambassador in Washington, outraged the establishment when he published a book referring...

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