First Lady: the Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill, review: 'fascinating account of an under appreciated woman'
Geoffrey Lyons reviews Sonia Purnell’s enthralling new biography of one of Britain’s most...
Tory MP Richard Bacon gets a cheeky question in about the internet sensation...
A “finely researched” account of the transformation in the UK’s approach to our railways [Book review]
Lord Grocott reviews Chris Austin and Richard Faulkner’s Disconnected! Broken Links in Britain’s Rail Policy
Political intrigue mixes with personal tragedy in this haunting Edwardian play
Many of the world’s most famous government officials never actually existed. As the legendary crown servant James Bond returns to our screens in Spectre, we profile some more made-up mandarins – and invite you to vote for your favourite. Illustrations by John Levers
Review: New book from former Whitehall speechwriter Simon Lancaster explores the language of leadership
Images of journeys, food and friends work wonders in speeches – but phrases like “accelerating reform” are a definite turn-off. Oliver Rowe reviews Simon Lancaster’s Winning Minds: Secrets from the Language of Leadership
Theatre review: Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's retelling of George Orwell's classic makes for a superbly nervy viewing experience
Channel 4’s new comedy pokes fun at Whitehall, but it’s more Skins than The Thick of It, says Sarah Aston
The British Library’s major new show marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. After a morning spent among scrolls and artifacts – including King John’s back molars – Jacqueline Tenreiro gives her verdict
The London mayor’s adoring paean to Churchill sometimes reads as an effort to reflect some glory back onto its author, writes John Ashmore
Kingsman: The Secret Service is neither thrilling nor particularly funny, says Tom Batchelor
Paul Flynn MP reviews Inside the Commons
Ben Yong and Robert Hazell's book on special advisers is a 'must read' for ministers, spads and civil servants, says former cabinet secretary Lord O'Donnell