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    1. January 29, 2012

      Turner tells of BAE role in ministry

      Mike Turner says he was asked by Tony Blair’s former chief of staff to name his preference for defence secretary when the...

    2. October 14, 2011

      UK gets sixth defence chief in six years

      Liam Fox’s departure from the Ministry of Defence means the department is getting its sixth secretary of state in just six...

    1. May 17, 2011

      Hoon job spurs call to close revolving doors

      The appointment of Geoff Hoon to work for helicopter company AgustaWestland underlines the need for reform of Britain’s...

    2. May 16, 2011

      Hoon lands job with helicopter company

      Geoff Hoon is to take up a full-time job with a helicopter company, just over a year after the former defence secretary told...

    3. Westminster Blog

      May 16, 2011

      Geoff Hoon goes to work for defence company AgustaWestland

      While all eyes are on one Huhne, his namesake Geoff – give or take a bit of spelling – is finding new pastures in the...

    4. March 27, 2010

      The Diary: Rory Bremner

      There was something almost predictable about the fact that the three prominent Labour figures caught out in the “cash for...

    5. March 24, 2010

      Lobbying scandal dents UK ruling party's hopes

      Britain's ruling Labour party yesterday sought to limit the fallout from the latest scandal to hit Westminster as both it...

    6. March 24, 2010

      Labour trio inquiry seen as urgent by both parties

      The parliamentary standards body has been urged by both Labour and the Tories to investigate claims about three former...

    7. March 23, 2010

      Labour trio inquiry seen as urgent

      The parliamentary standards body has been urged by both Labour and the Tories to investigate claims about three former...

    8. Westminster Blog

      March 23, 2010

      Further Reading

      In defence of Geoff Hoon – Daniel Finkelstein A local critique of Geoff Hoon from his own constituency Bankers and union...

    9. March 23, 2010

      Labour suspends ex-ministers over lobbying

      Three former Labour Cabinet ministers were suspended from the parliamentary party last night over allegations they tried to...

    10. March 22, 2010

      Labour suspends ex-ministers in lobbying row

      Three former Labour Cabinet ministers were suspended from the parliamentary party last night over claims that they tried to...

    11. Westminster Blog

      March 21, 2010

      Brown's enemies laid low by lobbying allegations

      I’m sure at one level Gordon Brown must be furious about today’s story in the Sunday Times, which doesn’t exactly look great...

    12. Westminster Blog

      March 6, 2010

      Brown's political spokesman on shortlist for Barnsley East seat

      Michael Dugher, Gordon Brown’s political spokesman, was recently rumoured to be going for the Labour candidacy in Ashfield,...

    13. February 19, 2010

      Blow to Miliband as Purnell quits politics

      Labour’s ranks of senior Blairites were further depleted on Friday after James Purnell, the former work and pension...

    14. February 12, 2010

      Hoon to step down at election

      Geoff Hoon, the former defence secretary who launched an abortive coup against the prime minister last month, is to stand...

    15. February 11, 2010

      Hoon bows to pressure to step down as MP

      Geoff Hoon, the former defence secretary who launched an abortive coup against the prime minister last month, is to stand...

    16. Westminster Blog

      February 11, 2010

      Further Reading

      Geoff Hoon resigns Civil servants take “tricky questions training” Boris lays down the gauntlets on public sector cuts ...

    17. Westminster Blog

      February 10, 2010

      Labour NEC want May 6 election. But averse to electoral reform

      It is possible to read informal minutes of Labour NEC* meetings circulated by a member with a commitment to transparency....

    18. February 3, 2010

      Why Sir Humphrey did not resign

      A word in the ear of Sir John Chilcot, chairman of the Iraq inquiry. I am told that if he is looking for the guilty man who...

    19. February 2, 2010

      Why Sir Humphrey did not resign

      A word in the ear of Sir John Chilcot, chairman of the Iraq inquiry. I am told that if he is looking for the guilty man who...

    20. Westminster Blog

      January 27, 2010

      Why Geoff Hoon won't be deselected

      Geoff Hoon is worried that his local party activists will oust him ahead of the general election as punishment for his...

    21. January 21, 2010

      Saddam weapons claim was 'colour'

      The claim that Saddam Hussein could launch weapons of mass destruction within 45 minutes was included in a government...

    22. January 20, 2010

      Hoon says cuts hit helicopter provision

      Britain would be able to deploy more helicopters in Afghanistan today if Gordon Brown and the Treasury had not imposed...

    23. January 19, 2010

      Hoon says cuts hit helicopter provision

      Britain would be able to deploy more helicopters in Afghanistan today if Gordon Brown and the Treasury had not imposed...

    24. January 19, 2010

      Plot against PM was 'distraction'

      For several hours after the launch of the abortive Labour leadership coup on January 6, Alistair Darling remained hidden...

    25. January 18, 2010

      Plot against PM was ‘distraction’

      For several hours after the launch of the abortive Labour leadership coup on January 6, Alistair Darling remained hidden...

    26. January 12, 2010

      Brown tries to steady Labour's nerves

      Gordon Brown, Britain's prime minister, tried last night to stamp his authority on a bemused and demoralised governing...

    27. January 12, 2010

      Party rallies in display of Labour solidarity

      Gordon Brown presided over a show of Labour unity last night at a Westminster gathering designed to pave over any internal...

    28. January 11, 2010

      Labour puts on display of solidarity

      From left: Ed Balls, Lord Mandelson and Gordon Brown show they are ‘one of a team, not a team of one’ at Downing Street on...

    29. Westminster Blog

      January 11, 2010

      Monday PLP - an exercise in circling the wagons

      One loyalist MP tells me it will be “bloodsport” tonight at the PLP as people vent their spleen against the authors of last...

    30. January 9, 2010

      Brown tries to unite party in wake of failed putsch

      Gordon Brown yesterday held a further round of peace talks with disgruntled cabinet ministers and prepared to map out...

    31. January 8, 2010

      Brown in peace talks to unite Labour

      Gordon Brown on Friday held a further round of peace talks with disgruntled cabinet ministers and prepared to map out...

    32. January 8, 2010

      'Plotter' on board

      BT chairman Sir Mike Rake might have been surprised to see the telecom group's senior director Patricia Hewitt stirring...

    33. January 8, 2010

      UK premier vows to change leadership style

      Gordon Brown, Britain's prime minister who is facing another party rebellion against his leadership, has promised senior...

    34. January 8, 2010

      Cabinet pressure mounts on Brown

      Gordon Brown has been told by two of his most senior ministers to change his leadership style, clarify Labour's election...

    35. January 8, 2010

      Brown taken to task on poll strategy

      Gordon Brown yesterday joked about the attempted coup by Geoff Hoon and Patricia Hewitt, telling participants at a London...

    36. January 7, 2010

      Cabinet cracks put Brown on back foot

      Gordon Brown on Thursday joked about the attempted coup by Geoff Hoon and Patricia Hewitt, telling participants at a London...

    37. January 7, 2010

      Cabinet pressure mounts on Brown

      Gordon Brown has been told by two of his most senior ministers to change his leadership style, clarify Labour’s election...

    38. January 7, 2010

      Coffee-break coup

      Did we miss something? Did someone fail to show? Did the person charged with seizing control of the TV stations get stuck in...

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