Observations on the European Constitution
With a new European Commission president who is keen to show he is no one's poodle, can Tony Blair s
A new book reveals the extent to which members of Britain's Communist Party knew of Stalin's Terror
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.
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.
Observations on terrorism. By <strong>Brendan O'Neill</strong>
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.
They go to France, Spain, Canada, New Zealand and, increasingly, eastern Europe. Britons, particular
Observations on taxes
Observations on Russian remedies
To Kill a Priest
Kevin Ruane <em>Gibson Square Books, 386pp, £16.99</em>
Does your mother come from Ireland? Patrick West's does and he's fed up with everyone claiming his h
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.
The Home Secretary says of his colleagues ''we sink or swim together'': none should presume on takin
Observations on the European Commission president
In looking after their interests abroad, the French have overlooked bribery, corruption and even gen
One of Blair's most trusted allies says Britain could pull out of Europe if the people vote ''no'' o
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.
One in three wants to emigrate, but the expats will still write home for marmalade, as Celia Brayfie
D-Day for British politics - The UK Independence Party wants freedom from Europe only in order to tu
Observations on troops in Iraq
Mark Almond finds that brand new homes in Kosovo lack water pipes and power points. Why?
Observations on Swiss police
Blair and co helped to create the hysteria over asylum-seekers. Now they insist the only way to beat