Jackie Ashley, Jonathan Freedland, Martin Kettle and Seumas Milne give their views on Tony Blair's morning at the Iraq inquiry
Jackie Ashley, Jonathan Freedland, Martin Kettle, Seumas Milne and Henry Porter look at Tony Blair's Iraq inquiry performance
A soaring speech will be futile if the US president aims to court the centre. He must instead lay out a series of bold new moves
The political rewards of appearing in front of Chilcot are manifest. But there are risks, too, of inconvenient revelations
Jonathan Freedland looks back at the US president's first year in office, from his promise to close Guant
If Britain's contestants are no Obama or Palin, the ideological divide is real. This election shouldn't be won on flimsy grounds
Today's corrosive sense of powerlessness was born in the spin doctor's dossier. At Chilcot or not, we need a reckoning
This invidious, calamitous episode should not be left to fade
What was all that about? Before we've even had time to wish you all a happy new political year, a great storm passed over Westminster. One-time loyalists Patricia Hewitt and Geoff Hoon demanded the prime ministerial head, but it turns out that most of their colleagues would rather see the blood of the traitors being spilled.
While the rest of the country tried to clear the snow from the streets, the Labour tribe was discovering whether it had ice in its heart. Would it, at long last, find the cold nerve to do what Labour had never done before ? and eject its leader?