Politics past

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Ron Curran obituary
Other lives: Blacksmith turned trade union leader with a mission to improve the lives of working people and their families

Bill Gilby

12, Oct, 2021 @5:13 PM

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Bernard Tapie obituary
Controversial French businessman whose career was beset by scandal, including tax fraud and football match-fixing

Kim Willsher

05, Oct, 2021 @7:53 PM

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Appreciation: Lord Gowrie’s time as a Northern Ireland minister
George Fergusson writes: Lord Gowrie foresaw the need for a deal between the two main communities that became a reality in the Good Friday agreement

George Fergusson

29, Sep, 2021 @5:10 PM

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Labour has lost its heart and nerve in pandering to the right | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to articles by Andy Beckett and Peter Mandelson on the party’s political identity


26, Sep, 2021 @4:42 PM

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Lord Gowrie obituary
Conservative politician whose background in literature and fine art equipped him well as an arts minister for Margaret Thatcher

Stephen Bates

24, Sep, 2021 @5:27 PM

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Threat of inflation a poor argument against wage increases | Letter
Letter: Giving low-paid workers a decent increase will make very little difference, writes Dr Robert Nicholls


01, Sep, 2021 @4:15 PM

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Letters: Austin Mitchell obituary
Richard Heller writes: Austin Mitchell supported Denis Healey’s campaign to become deputy Labour leader in 1981

Richard Heller, Ted Clark, Mary Southcott and Terry McGrenera

23, Aug, 2021 @6:18 PM

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Austin Mitchell obituary
Maverick Eurosceptic Labour MP who fought hard for the fishing industry in his Great Grimsby constituency

Stephen Bates

18, Aug, 2021 @3:37 PM

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Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho obituary
Army officer who masterminded the 1974 coup that sparked Portugal’s Carnation Revolution

Peter Robinson

17, Aug, 2021 @7:01 PM

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Keir Starmer calls on Boris Johnson to say sorry for coalmines joke
Labour leader says remarks about pit closures ‘utterly shameful’ and shows prime minister ‘out of touch’

Rowena Mason, Josh Halliday , Robyn Vinter and Nadeem Badshah

06, Aug, 2021 @5:36 PM

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How Tebbit led the UK to cycling glory | Brief letters
Brief letters: Johnson’s ‘joke’ | Levelling up | Losers | Names | Absence notes


06, Aug, 2021 @3:56 PM

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Ken Clarke criticised for showing ‘contempt’ at infected blood inquiry
Former health minister appeared irritated at detailed questioning of his role at time of 1980s scandal

Sarah Marsh

27, Jul, 2021 @6:44 PM

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