One day next winter, the great moment will come: Gordon Brown will give the Treasury's verdict on th
While the left is beating a retreat in western Europe, it is gaining ground in Latin America. But, o
Why Ben Elton is off the No 10 Christmas card list, and Ann Widdecombe may wear leather. Iain Dale r
Don't believe it - "Brown played no part in my swift return, says Wills"
New Labour backs the Turks over the Kurds because Turkey is the Richard Desmond of the British arms
Populist politicians who hold government in contempt and raise the alarm about "outsiders" can be st
Will Paul Boateng's loyalty be stretched by Labour's plans for asylum-seekers? Asks Darcus Howe
Stalin still exerts a strange hold over some, not least Arthur Scargill. Johann Hari attends a Stali
What we are seeing, among young Asians in the northern towns, is an intifada
In our attitudes both to immigrants and to foreign languages in schools, we take it for granted that
Stephen Byers was one of the Blair gang, but he got carried away with his reputation for media savvy
The Prime Minister believes in the unfailing beneficence of high tech. <strong>Colin Tudge,</strong>
Mandelson's outbreak of honesty, IDS's birth certificate, and an untimely belch
Don't believe it - "Beckham flying home"
The cover of the latest report from the Commons home affairs select committee asks: "The government's drugs policy: is it working?" But no committee is required to answer that question. The government's drugs policy is not working, and nor is any other government's.
In the mid-1950s, two books were published about the working class of Bethnal Green which, though sharing the same subject matter, appeared to describe different planets.
Do not dismiss Europe's far-right parties as simply reactionary. They are all the more menacing beca
Don't believe it - "Brown to push euro"
A brassed-off Foreign Sec, the riddle of the Sunderland Empire and a missing cartoon
Lloyd George favoured it; so did Churchill and Adam Smith. Denmark has one, as does Sydney, Australi
Were more than 50 Tanzanian miners buried alive? The mine owners deny it, but local people claim the
They include a Spitfire pilot linked to a Nazi spy ring, a Europop queen, a fashion king and a balle
The sequence of events after a rail disaster is now familiar: first, the speculation (or the hope in some quarters) that vandalism or, more excitingly, sabotage is the cause; next, the attempt to blame some lowly worker (a driver, an engineer or a signalman); and finally, an inquiry which establ
Nobody at Labour HQ knew anything about Richard Desmond's donation. Or so they say. But the party is
Don't believe it - "Labour in new sleaze row"
If it can't bury bad news beneath a real funeral, <em>a la</em> Jo Moore, this government is prepare
Selling Gibraltar, a new club for top people, and computer-nerds-are-cheerful shock reports Paul Rou