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Words of Advice to the New Secretary of State for Health

(0) Comments | Posted 14 September 2012 | (00:59)

TO: Secretary of State for Health
FROM: Permanent Secretary
SUBJECT: Your appointment

Dear Secretary of State,

Congratulations on your appointment. Although some may see it as a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire, there's an important job to do and Rupert has assured...

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Cameron is Beatable

(1) Comments | Posted 26 September 2011 | (00:00)

Labour needs to stop the back-biting and regain its confidence

In politics, as in sport, confidence is an invaluable currency. Tony Blair had it, and it rarely seemed shakeable--at least after a stiffening drink or two. Gordon Brown had it--and then lost it, precipitating a political slide spectacular for its...

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