David McKie’s Jabez: The Rise and Fall of a Victorian rogue has been rightly praised, including a Whitbread Biography Award shortlisting. … Read the full post »
Read about the Conservative politician Arthur Balfour who became Prime Minister in 1902, succeeding Lord Salisbury. He resigned in 1905 hoping, wrongly as it turned out, that the Liberal Party leader Henry Campbell-Bannerman would be unable to form a stable government.
France and Britain have concluded a set of new Defence agreements that will see the countries work more closely together. … Read the full post »
The election offence for which Phil Woolas’s election was overturned is, deliberately and rightly, drawn narrowly and precisely. … Read the full post »