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  1. January 17, 2014

    Cameron’s bald cheek lights up revival of correspondents’ dinner

    “The last time I was at a dinner this posh,” David Cameron told the black-tie clad hordes of Westminster correspondents on...

  2. Westminster Blog

    January 15, 2014

    PMQs: Cameron breaks the truce - and wins

    Last week, we reported on the suggestion by the BBC’s Nick Robinson that a truce had been agreed by Ed Miliband and David...

  1. August 22, 2013

    Film reviews: Elysium, The Kings of Summer, Lovelace, What Maisie Knew

    Whenever I hear the words “In the late 21st century” intoned over a movie’s opening, I reach for my scepticism. Late 21st...

  2. beyondbrics

    June 12, 2013

    Guest post: don't exaggerate Brazil's World Cup legacy

    By Nick Robinson of Aberdeen Asset Management In 365 days’ time the first match of the Fifa World Cup 2014 will be played at...

  3. November 3, 2012

    Achieving liquidity stirs fluid debate

    There is widespread agreement that the traditional broker-dealing model for trading bonds – especially corporate bonds – is...

  4. October 26, 2012

    Beyond press freedom

    Live From Downing Street: The Inside Story of Politics, Power and the Media, by Nick Robinson, Bantam Press, RRP£20, 434...

  5. Westminster Blog

    August 29, 2012

    Clegg's wealth tax - purely PR?

    Nick Clegg took many by surprise this morning by appearing in the Guardian calling for an emergency, temporary tax on wealth...

  6. July 19, 2011

    Plan to make Murdoch eat humble pie thwarted

    Rupert Murdoch was assaulted with a fake custard pie by a protester as he gave evidence to MPs on Tuesday, in the latest...

  7. June 7, 2011

    Phoenix IT reiterates faith in the cloud

    Shares in Phoenix IT rose by 13 per cent on Tuesday after the information technology services met full-year expectations and...

  8. April 6, 2011

    Bumper book of Whitehall blunders

    In the wake of the coalition’s comprehensive cock-up over health service reform, the current crop of ministers may take...

  9. March 8, 2011

    Bloody times in Number 10

    Which of our last three prime ministers had the bloodiest time of it at the hands of the media? Was it the Tories’ Sir John...

  10. Westminster Blog

    February 7, 2011

    Is it time to quietly drop the Big Society slogan?

    With the Big Society slogan under pressure there are those within the government who would like it to quietly disappear....

  11. Westminster Blog

    February 2, 2011

    Surprise replacement for Andy Coulson

    As far as I know he wasn’t on any of the bookmakers’ lists of contenders for new head of communications at Downing Street....

  12. January 16, 2011

    The shock jocks at the gate

    Polemical broadcasting – especially that practised by US shock jocks and Fox News presenters – has this past week been...

  13. November 29, 2010

    Cloud computing boosts Phoenix IT

    The increasing popularity of cloud computing boosted revenues at Phoenix IT, prompting the information technology services...

  14. Westminster Blog

    October 12, 2010

    Graduates earning £27K will be hardest hit by Browne

    Ian Mulheirn at the Social Market Foundation has done the maths on the distributional impact of the Browne review proposals....

  15. October 1, 2010

    BBC unions suspend strike

    Unions representing BBC staff have suspended their strike planned for next week after an improved offer on changes to their...

  16. September 30, 2010

    Senior BBC journalists urge colleagues not to strike

    Senior BBC journalists including Jeremy Paxman, James Naughtie and the broadcaster’s political editor Nick Robinson have...

  17. Westminster Blog

    July 29, 2010

    Further reading

    Black hole in council pension scheme says Audit Commission - Telegraph The inside story of the coalition talks – Nick...

  18. June 7, 2010

    Phoenix IT sees pick-up in demand

    An increase in the number of clients looking to outsource their IT services has prompted to Phoenix IT Group to target...

  19. May 15, 2010

    Questions to the questioners?

    The media, new and old, had a bad election. The two great national tabloids – The Sun and the Daily Mail – warned with grave...

  20. FT Alphaville

    May 11, 2010

    Gordon Brown resigns. No, really.

    The crackshot live-bloggers over at the FT’s Westminster blog are on the case (warning: for UK politics wonks only): 5.36pm:...

  21. Westminster Blog

    May 7, 2010

    Further reading: Hung parliament edition

    From the FT: Clegg gives Cameron shot at premiership Cameron ponders a hesitant vote for change – Philip Stephens UK set to...

  22. Westminster Blog

    May 7, 2010

    Election night 2010 live blog: the home stretch?

    With Jim and Alex on frontline duties, Kiran Stacey, a fellow political hack, will man this live blog. Jim, Alex and...

  23. April 23, 2010

    Smear allegations fly after inconclusive debate

    The Conservative party was defending itself on Friday morning against further allegations that it was orchestrating a smear...

  24. Westminster Blog

    April 19, 2010

    Election must reads: Evening edition

    Clegg: No one knows what to think – Nick Robinson for the BBC Has Cameron passed details of proposed efficiency savings to...

  25. Westminster Blog

    April 15, 2010

    Morning election briefing

    Party leaders set to campaign in north-west ahead of tonight’s first televised leaders’ election debate in Manchester. The...

  26. Westminster Blog

    April 12, 2010

    Britain's fiscal phoney war

    I ran into a Tory frontbencher about a week ago who said he had had been asked to go through his department with a fine...

  27. Westminster Blog

    April 9, 2010

    Election must reads: Evening edition

    How much of a difference does your vote make? This campaign is too presidential - Iain Dale Labour is reduced to a desperate...

  28. Westminster Blog

    April 7, 2010

    Election must reads: Evening edition

    Safe and marginal seats – The Guardian McDonald’s to the hustings: the youngest election candidate – The Guardian The final...

  29. April 7, 2010

    A rather Etonian kind of coup

    Before Gordon Brown left for Buckingham Palace, people had begun to gather outside the Downing Street gates as they do on...

  30. April 6, 2010

    An Etonian kind of coup

    Before Gordon Brown left for Buckingham Palace, people had begun to gather outside the Downing Street gates as they always...

  31. Westminster Blog

    April 6, 2010

    Armchair election: The great ignored

    So what can be concluded from the opening skirmishes? Three messages stood out. Nick Clegg is new; Gordon Brown doesn’t want...

  32. Westminster Blog

    March 29, 2010

    IFS verdict on Tory NI cut

    Here is the full verdict from the Institute of Fiscal Studies: This appears to be the crux of it. The Conservatives claim...

  33. Westminster Blog

    March 1, 2010

    Further Reading - An Ashcroft special

    Lord Ashcroft admits he is a “non-dom” The announcement is a victory for Labour backbencher Gordon Prentice, who has...

  34. Westminster Blog

    February 22, 2010

    Further reading: Bullying

    Nick Robinson compares the furore with the war of Jennifer’s Ear Dizzy Thinks has more on the founder of the National...

  35. Westminster Blog

    February 10, 2010

    Further Reading

    The curious non-resignation of Joanne Cash, PPC for Westminster North: Paul Waugh charts the aftermath. Here is his original...

  36. November 20, 2009

    Take a step back in order to go forward

    Letting go of something you have created is never easy. But how far do you need to distance yourself from day-to-day...

  37. Westminster Blog

    October 20, 2009

    Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg answer questions on diversity

    Brown, Cameron, and Clegg are answering questions – although separately – on diversity in parliament. Further Reading: Live...

  38. October 8, 2009

    Offspin: Conference diary

    Bunny peculilar Is David Cameron’s mind wandering from policy? In a briefing for journalists he tried to recreate Boris...

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