Michael Portillo

Portillo heartened by PLA attitude

Defence Secretary Michael Portillo said last night he was confident of an agreement on advance parties of mainland troops before the handover.

Thursday, 27 February, 1997, 12:00am

Victory for a true blue gambler

HE chanced everything, and came up trumps. John Major could have lost it all this week, but his gamble paid off.

9 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Tories urged to stop squabbling

BRITISH Defence Secretary Malcolm Rifkind yesterday urged Conservatives to pull together as disarray over the leadership of Prime Minister John Major continued.

He urged them to stop squabbling over issues such as Britain's continued membership of the European Community and unite to fight the forthcoming local and European elections.

4 May 1994 - 12:00am

Clarke's financial dilemma

CHANCELLOR Kenneth Clarke is facing an increasingly acute dilemma for his first November budget now just seven weeks away.

15 Oct 1993 - 12:00am