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In 1976, Private Eye marked Harold Wilson’s sudden decision to leave office, and hand over to Jim Callaghan, with one of its most memorable covers.
What is the world’s most powerful and violent “ism”? The question will summon the usual demons such as Islamism, now that communism has left the stage.
For the first time since he became Labour leader in 2010, Ed Miliband will enter the conference season as the strongest of the three main party leaders.
Spending a prolonged time with my right-wing husband over the summer holidays is proving a trial. Even an innocent cycling trip with the children from London to Eastbourne ended up as a Tory tour.
All break-ups are tough. But the divorces we have learned to fear the most are protracted, conflict-prone and ultimately unresolved.
The longest journey begins, as every family knows, not with a single step but with a wail from the back seat of “Are we nearly there yet?” Heading back to Westminster from their summer
What should be done about brilliant individualists who don’t play by the rules? That is the dilemma preoccupying two highly conservative English institutions.
Watching from outside Ecuador’s embassy in London on 19 August, I found it hard not to admire Julian Assange. Or at least his determination.
The British government’s threat to invade the Ecuadorean embassy in London and seize Julian Assange is of historic significance.
Last month, John Denham, Labour MP and one of Ed Miliband’s intellectual outriders, wrote an interesting comment piece for newstatesman.com in which he sought to bury the idea that his leader
Mitt Romney fooled us all.
When broken governments cling to power, disunited and bleeding authority, the cry inevitably goes up: “Surely they cannot go on like this?” The correct response, more often than not, is
So farewell, then, House of Lords reform. “The people who make the laws of the land should be elected” – that was your catchphrase.
The ferries that ply the river west of Sydney Harbour bear the names of Australia’s world champion sportswomen.