Marking International Women's Day 2009, Jean Lambert MEP assesses the impact of the economic downtur
Politicians ought to be used to having things hurled at them by now. Purple powder at Blair, shoes at Bush, an egg at John Prescott. This week, Lord Mandelson became the latest victim of wordless but eloquent protest – and was drenched in green gunge.
. . . on scapegoats, scandal, serial snubs, sentencing and civil liberties
Like Tony Blair before him, Gordon Brown appeared more comfortable on the American stage this past week than he does at home.
All the gossip from the Westminster Village
The death of Ivan Cameron, bankers’ bonuses, Brown in America: now raw emotion is the driving force
Observations: The third runway
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As the colonial crimes in Algeria, Vietnam and Afghanistan blew back to their perpetrators, so today's conflicts are coming home.
The magnitude of the global economic crisis means that we have to change completely the way we live.
The 3 March terror attack on the Sri Lankan national cricket team in Lahore was a tragic event on many levels. Above all for the families of the six policemen killed, men whose names we will not remember.
The three main UK political parties outline their different positions on immigration
Migration restrictions are a bad way to fight unemployment in times of crisis. There is no evidence
In the wake of Labour's long march rightwards since 1997 liberalism has never been more needed, argu
Jo Swinson argues parliamentarians need to do more than just pay lip service to online voter engagem
Cabinet discussions stay private and Bobby Jindal faces mockery, this week in the blogosphere
To his enemies he is an assassin, but he still denies ever intending to wield the knife. Michael Hes
The overshadowed chancellor "Sir" George Osborne's decline from feared operator to Ken Clarke's tea boy continues apace. Between the Bullingdon Club and Tory Central Office, this baronet's son tried his hand at scribbling.
The values Thatcherism embodied will never go away, argues Dominic Sandbrook, precisely because they
The nervous opposition leader gained confidence - and, as prime minister, turned into a deep-voiced
The "new" in New Labour was skin-deep: it marked the party's capitulation to Thatcher, writes Martin
Piers Morgan, Tony Benn, Billy Bragg and others tell us where they were on 22 November 1990.
It is impossible to convey to outsiders or the young why Margaret Thatcher is loathed, to this day,
As the world awaits Charles Moore's authorised biography, Michael White looks at what so many writer
I can feel another Thatcher-fest coming on - this time in triplicate.
Sholto Byrnes recalls the allies and hangers-on who prospered under Thatcher
Sir Anthony Meyer’s son Ashley remembers his father’s doomed bid to challenge Margaret Thatcher for
The Specials, “Ghost Town” (1981)
Jesus Christ told us to "become like children" and took vulnerable ones into His arms to bless them; they truly are the innocents. And so it is with Ivan Cameron, who died on 25 February at the age of six, severely disabled with cerebral palsy and epilepsy.