Patrick Wintour

Cameron’s psyche on foreign policy undergoes change

LONDON: Ever since the military success of the British-led mission to oust Muammar Qadhafi in 2011, David Cameron has recoiled from any overarching definition of his approach to foreign intervention. He has Published 02 Feb, 2013 11:23pm

Cameron playing a difficult game on EU

LONDON: If history repeats itself, first as tragedy and second as farce — according to Karl Marx — then Lord Armstrong of Ilminster is a fine oracle to consult as David Cameron prepares to announce a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU Published 17 Jan, 2013 07:21pm

Clegg on the Leveson inquiry

UK DEPUTY prime minister Nick Clegg on Sunday warned the press and Conservative party not to pre-empt or reject the recommendations of the Leveson inquiry into media regulation, indicating he would work with Labour to implement the recommendations so long Published 25 Sep, 2012 12:00am

Cameron ends rosy days of coalition

LONDON: This was a reshuffle by the Conservative party for the Conservative party, designed to make the party more at ease with itself, and allow it to be seen as a distinctive right of centre ideological force at the next election. Published 06 Sep, 2012 03:05am

Cameron`s gifts for Obama

IF Barack Obama was struggling to understand the tonal shift in Britain marked by the departure of the earnest ... Published 22 Jul, 2010 12:00am

UK coalition outlines its plans

ATTACKS on child poverty through welfare and school reforms, as well as urgent measures to require banks to lend, ... Published 22 May, 2010 12:00am

Labour in disarray

LABOUR`S election campaign was in disarray on Wednesday night after Gordon Brown was forced to apologise to a... Published 30 Apr, 2010 12:00am

Change in Lib-Dem stance

NICK Clegg has hurriedly revised the Liberal Democrat post-election negotiating position by insisting that he had ... Published 28 Apr, 2010 12:00am

`Submerged optimism`

LABOUR plans to stop the Tories (Conservatives) winning the general election — expected in May — by tapping into a... Published 22 Feb, 2010 12:00am

Chilcot inquiry

THE former UK foreign secretary Jack Straw is to face potentially explosive questioning at the Chilcot inquiry into... Published 28 Dec, 2009 12:00am

Chaos led UK to war

SOME will always believe that Tony Blair took the country to war in Iraq on a lie, but the most damning charge... Published 25 Dec, 2009 12:00am

Setback for Blair

TONY Blair`s chances of becoming the EU president were dealt a blow on Tuesday when Nick Clegg, the leader of the... Published 29 Oct, 2009 12:00am

Brown`s moment of truth

BRITISH Prime Minister Gordon Brown`s aides believe he needs to endure only one more week of torture over his... Published 04 Jun, 2009 12:00am