California crosses the Atlantic
By Jack Thurston - 30 August 13:00

Observations on the European Constitution

Politics - John Kampfner dissects the European Commission
By John Kampfner - 23 August 13:00

With a new European Commission president who is keen to show he is no one's poodle, can Tony Blair s

Stalin's British victims
By David Aaronovitch - 16 August 13:00

A new book reveals the extent to which members of Britain's Communist Party knew of Stalin's Terror

Time to keep up with the Blairs
By Staff blogger - 16 August 13:00

Say what you like about the sybaritic Blairs (and doing so has become a favourite silly-season activity), they do understand the importance of holidays. Not for them the one week somewhere and a couple of city breaks later. They go away for August.

The story of four women who trusted Uncle Joe
By Francis Beckett - 16 August 13:00

I wanted to tell the stories of four remarkable British women whose lives were scorched by Stalin's purges. One was shot as a spy; one nearly died as a slave labourer in Kazakhstan; and two saw their husbands taken away to the Gulag and had to spirit their small children out of the country.

Harder times for the poor
By Jennifer Rankin - 09 August 13:00

Observations on Russia

The Bosnian connection
By Brendan O'Neill - 02 August 13:00

Observations on terrorism. By <strong>Brendan O'Neill</strong>

Hot tip: learn the French for "thingumajig"
By Rosie Millard - 02 August 13:00

Alan Morris, who has lived in the Dordogne for 14 years and has counted the British escapees in, and out again, describes the idea of living abroad as a fool's paradise. "Most professional people last about two years," he says.

Exodus: the great British migration
By David Nicholson-Lord - 02 August 13:00

They go to France, Spain, Canada, New Zealand and, increasingly, eastern Europe. Britons, particular

Marx loses his grip, 156 years on
By Charles Robertson - 26 July 13:00

Observations on taxes

Gwyneth should try the pig fat
By Viv Groskop - 19 July 13:00

Observations on Russian remedies

Divine retribution
By Malcolm Rifkind - 19 July 13:00

To Kill a Priest

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They all want the luck of the Irish
By Patrick West - 19 July 13:00

Does your mother come from Ireland? Patrick West's does and he's fed up with everyone claiming his h

Palestine - How much does Europe help the Palestinians?
By Shada Islam - 12 July 13:00

The European Union, worried about extremism and violence on its southern borders, has long seen peace in the Middle East as a strategic priority. In 1980, EU leaders broke new ground by voicing strong support for the creation of an independent and viable Palestinian state.

NS Interview - David Blunkett
By John Kampfner - 05 July 13:00

The Home Secretary says of his colleagues ''we sink or swim together'': none should presume on takin

A dedicated friend of the rich
By Tom Gallagher - 05 July 13:00

Observations on the European Commission president

France's secret dirty wars
By Becky Tinsley - 28 June 13:00

In looking after their interests abroad, the French have overlooked bribery, corruption and even gen

NS Interview - Patricia Hewitt
By Patricia Hewitt - 28 June 13:00

One of Blair's most trusted allies says Britain could pull out of Europe if the people vote ''no'' o

A day out in a cattle truck
By Robert Nurden - 21 June 13:00

Observations on theme parks

Why Europe's voters stayed at home
By Staff blogger - 21 June 13:00

If the results of the local and European elections look dire for new Labour, they look better when compared with the results across the Continent. Tony Blair's Labour polled 23 per cent, the party's worst performance in a national election since 1918.

Brits tame the wild frontiers
By Celia Brayfield - 14 June 13:00

One in three wants to emigrate, but the expats will still write home for marmalade, as Celia Brayfie

Pleased to bow to Uncle Sam
By Neil Clark - 07 June 13:00

D-Day for British politics - The UK Independence Party wants freedom from Europe only in order to tu

Poland looks prepared to hang on
By Tessa Mayes - 07 June 13:00

Observations on troops in Iraq

A housing boom with no buyers
By Mark Almond - 31 May 13:00

Mark Almond finds that brand new homes in Kosovo lack water pipes and power points. Why?

Billionaires? Who cares?
By Viv Groskop - 31 May 13:00

Observations on Russia

Traffic must flow, on pain of death
By Mark Lynas - 31 May 13:00

Observations on Swiss police

A funny kind of free market
By Tessa Mayes - 17 May 13:00

Observations on the new EU

Mark Thomas blames Labour for the BNP
By Mark Thomas - 10 May 13:00

Blair and co helped to create the hysteria over asylum-seekers. Now they insist the only way to beat

The loser takes all
By Mark Almond - 03 May 13:00

Observations on Cyprus

Yet another housing boom
By Tessa Mayes - 03 May 13:00

Observations on Poland

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