Harold Wilson

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Cabinet Office faced criminal probe over blocked Spycatcher documents
Freedom of information watchdog’s investigation team called in after UK officials repeatedly refused access to government files

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

11, Feb, 2023 @3:21 PM

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The time is ripe for royal commissions, but the reforms we need now will be resisted | Letters
Letters: Roy Jenkins’ 1960s reforms were purely legal and social, not financial-political, says Brian Hatton, while Julian Harber takes aim at the honours system

10, Feb, 2023 @6:39 PM

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Rishi Sunak’s Whitehall carve up merely rearranges the deckchairs
The prime minister hopes this reorganisation will bring faster growth, but he will be disappointed

Larry Elliott

07, Feb, 2023 @4:51 PM

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Royal commissions transformed Britain in the 1960s – we desperately need them now | Simon Jenkins
These independent inquiries would rise above the party-political deadlock over reform for the NHS and housing, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

03, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Labour’s own shameful immigration record | Letter
Letter: From Harold Wilson to Tony Blair, Labour governments have been part of a downward spiral of immigration policy, writes Robert Moore

29, Dec, 2022 @6:15 PM

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It’s not enough for Labour to be a nicer version of the Tories. It must take risks for what is right | Simon Jenkins
Instead of fighting for the centre ground, Keir Starmer should look to the radical changes pushed through under Harold Wilson, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

16, Dec, 2022 @11:52 AM

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Harold Wilson drama is first feature film to be shot in Commons chamber
It’s a Sin actor Shaun Dooley plays former PM in cold war thriller The Ghost of Harold Wilson

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

31, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Harold Wilson: The Winner by Nick Thomas-Symonds review – a second look at the victorious Labour leader
History has not always looked kindly on Wilson, but this elegantly written biography by a Labour MP celebrates him as a successful prime minister and the architect of social reform

Roy Hattersley

10, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Keir Starmer’s speech: starting to stand for something | Editorial
Editorial: The Tories have created a deeply unequal country with failing services. The Labour leader’s conference address set out a vision of a different state


27, Sep, 2022 @6:19 PM

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Secret of the Queen’s soft power – across seven decades and 15 prime ministers
Elizabeth II got on well with PMs of widely differing politics and backgrounds and played a key role in the background of British politics

Gaby Hinsliff

10, Sep, 2022 @4:40 PM

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The truth of the ‘nonsense’ plot to dethrone Harold Wilson | Letter
Letter: The archives tell one story, but Hugh Cudlipp’s account of a meeting between Cecil Harmsworth King and Lord Mountbatten is a far more reliable source of information, says Brian Basham


22, Jul, 2022 @4:49 PM

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As Boris Johnson alienates bosses, can Labour become the party of business?
Group senses moment to steal long-cherished Tory moniker, by talking up enterprise and social responsibility

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

10, Jun, 2022 @1:36 PM

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