Michael Portillo

Empathy is an absolutely crucial part of the political picture. Take the Coalition's spending cuts. It's easy to see a policy in terms of numbers and strategies. It isn't until you seem the damage they have wrought up close that the human element begins to loom into focus.
“Leaving politics was a good thing. I was spared a miserable Tory government where I might have ended up as leader.” If, as
Michael Portillo has said he won't be voting for Boris Johnson in the London mayoral elections. Speaking on BBC's This Week
Cult BBC TV hit Great British Railway Journeys has proved so popular with teatime viewers that a host of other 'journey' shows are set to follow in its footsteps. All of which begs the question: why bother leaving the house at all?
Former cabinet minister Michael Portillo will chair a £55 million scheme to help arts organisations develop a long-term approach