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Even "new Europe" has now parted from Tony Blair on Iraq. The PM has been reduced to phoning Hungary
Observations on the English north-east
Don't believe it - "Prescott must resign"
The big question for Bush is how far he lets the dollar slide. Could we end up with a $2 pound?
The devout Muslim families of Harehills in Leeds support traditional values. So why are their childr
For a brief spell, those at No 10 could allow themselves to let down their guard and show what they
Don't believe it - "General election to be in February"
Observations on British shipping
We dare not discuss population growth lest we be called racist. Yet wouldn't lower numbers give us a
The Defence Secretary denies concern about Iraq is growing in Labour ranks and hints that we should
A new commission will find ways of getting Britons to re-engage with politics
Lottery funds are being raided for the benefit of the Treasury's coffers, writes Gerald Kauf
The Lottery minister is consummate at the "just trust me" line. She insists the government is not tr
New Labour has made a mess of Lottery regulation. In the build-up to the next licence competition, i
Despite the British success at Athens, coaches still want more cash for elite athletes
At the moment, we have no say whatsoever in how National Lottery money is spent. Martin Wainwright h
Downing Street strategists fear that voters may be so eager to get Tony Blair out of No 10 that, for
Tony Blair does not have rivals murdered, nor is Belmarsh the Gulag, but Robert Service, Stalin's bi
Derek Draper psychoanalyses his former new Labour mates to explain why they are hooked on politics
Observations on MPs' expenses
Don't believe it - "Europe referendum in March 2006"
Observations on a north-east referendum
With Britain at its heart, the EU isn't what it once was - and now France is just as vitriolic about
Why are social-democrat parties in such trouble in so many European countries? Have they been too qu
The left, in the form of the Stop the War Coalition, has fallen out even with Iraqi comrades who opp
NS & Fellows' Associates round table - The decline in manufacturing and 9/11 are just two developmen