John Prescott denies he ever said it, which seems strange, because he should have said it: drivers need to be priced out of their cars, because if they are not, Britain will slowly come to a halt.
Once upon a time we feared that vulgar, bland suburbia was going to swamp the landscape. Now, as Joe
While country, party and parliament wonder whether Britain needs nukes at all, Blair and Brown have
In justifying its new city academies, the government loves to dwell on the perceived failure of ordi
Africa may as well stick up an enormous sign saying "Clearance sale. Everything must go", as an enti
Last week the <em>NS</em> accused the aid agency of failing Africa by diluting the Make Poverty Hist
Europe - The self-confessed friend of Tony who must now pick up the pieces. Jose Manuel Barroso inte
New Labour prides itself on "thinking the unthinkable", but its policies are still guided by the sta
Blair may want to delay his departure until he is satisfied he has left his mark, but the Chancellor
Don't believe it - ''Top civil servant blocks Tim Allan's return to Downing Street''
Gordon's mortgage wheeze, a route back for Twiggy and a parliamentary diarist unmasked
On the anniversary of Emily Wilding Davison's fatal Derby Day protest, Diane Atkinson suggests there
Observations on revelations
With its built-in iris measurements and fingerprints, the high-tech ID card is held up by the govern
Reshuffle resentments, the PM's lucky tie and Charles Clarke's inflatable balloon act
Observations on constitutional change
We are all being taken in by a carefully planned public relations strategy. Its mission: to push nuc
Far from being the preserve of Colonel Blimps, it was the Tory party that stood the most gay and bla
Reform and respect: Tony Blair has proved considerably more adept at the former than the latter, certainly where the Labour Party comes in.
A gold star for Blair, flying bedpans for Nurse Hewitt, and cap-doffing on the Isle of Wight
Don't believe it - ''Labour fear Ken Clarke''
My election-night winners and losers, a bad week for bosoms at News International, and the similarit
The media coverage of this past election was a pastiche. Our right to know what our rulers are doing
George Galloway just happened to be in the right place at the right time
Exclusive - My election campaign diary
The next few months threaten to resemble the dying years of John Major. The lesson is that authority
Tony Blair's insistence he was right about invading Iraq looked increasingly absurd as the death tol
A rebel's surprising tie, a stalking horse on hols, and Alistair Darling saves the hacks
Don't believe it - "One more heave for the Tories"