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Tony Blair always believed in his heart that the unions were dangerous. Now he knows it, and he will
Fiona wants a job, Adonis wants a seat, and MPs just wish they could go home
Gordon Brown's allies believe that Alan Milburn is cultivating the role of supreme reformer so that
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Don't believe it - "Firefighters losing public support"
Observations on gobbledegook
Don't believe it - "Government to do deal with firefighters"
Tony Blair, assisted by a posse of unelected advisers, propaganda paid for by our taxes, and a subse
Francis Beckett reports from an alternative universe
An old Labour triumph, an aborted spliff trip, and the woman who sculpted Lenin
Finest and Darkest Hours: the decisive events in British politics from Churchill to Blair
Medieval handbooks laid down strict rules about spitting; today, staring may be an aggressive act. P
As Robert Taylor recalls on page 15 of this issue, Sir George Bain, when he became principal of the London Business School in 1989, secured for himself one of the most lucrative remuneration packages in the whole of academia.
Television - Andrew Billen finds <em>The Project</em>, like new Labour itself, to be a big let-down
The Foreign Secretary is ready to wage war on tyrants, but blames many of the world's problems on Br
Robin Cook's Irregulars, Douglas Hogg exposed and MPs on the bottle
Marx for Our Times: adventures and misadventures of a critique
Daniel Bensaid, translated by Grego
The European left is in retreat. It stole the right's economic clothes; now the right threatens to s
Parenthood is no longer a matter of blood; it has to be defined by state regulation
Television - Andrew Billen on why we should be sorry to lose a decrepit institution
Charming, egocentric and clever, the new minister for Europe "can't bear to talk like a woodentop".
Ken Clarke is grinning broadly, knowing that he is in a perfect position to replace IDS
Don't believe it - "Queen suddenly recalls chat with butler"
Observations on miscarriages of justice
Even for the more dedicated royal-watchers, the "revelations" during and since the trial of Paul Burrell, the Princess of Wales's former butler, may seem of the utmost triviality.
Targets are all the rage in industry as well as in government; but company bosses, at BP and elsewhe