Politics
10 February 2011
The Health and Social Care Bill is an impressive and visionary document. In its scope and ambition, it rivals any piece...
UK Politics
03 February 2011
Last week, there was a meeting to discuss the future of my town - let us call it Trumpton. Trumpton has a problem: it...
UK Politics
27 January 2011
It was "deeply regrettable", said Judge Geoffrey Rivlin, QC, to have to sentence an 18-year-old boy to a...
Politics
20 January 2011
America appears to be having a James Bulger moment: it is confronting an extreme manifestation of a long-recognised...
Asia
13 January 2011
You can now chew gum in Singapore. Among the changes that have occurred here since I last visited six years ago - a...
Lifestyle
06 January 2011
TweetIf there is one person I wouldn't want to be in 2011, it is Kate Middleton. She gets her face put on a coin and...
Lifestyle
29 December 2010
A headline caught my eye in a London paper in the run-up to Christmas: "'It's safe to swim in Red Sea,' says...
Lifestyle
29 December 2010
I don't understand the point of New Year resolutions. Why would you need to wait until the 1st of January to do...
Politics
15 December 2010
It began as a flurry: a flake here and there, drifting on the wind. Soon it was falling faster and more heavily and...
Politics
02 December 2010
I was pleased to catch the first episode of Sarah Palin's Alaska before I left the US. It wasn't about Alaska at all,...
World Affairs
25 November 2010
For a week earlier this month, we watched the drama unfold off the Mexican coast. A ship was stricken and the US navy...
Politics
11 November 2010
"Wolves: government-sponsored terrorists", reads the sign above the bar in the Elk Horn Bar, Meeteetse....
Politics
04 November 2010
It didn't seem all that different from an English village fete - hay bales, a few costumes, a local band strumming away...
Politics
28 October 2010
What they want
Lifestyle
21 October 2010
What to do about things you cannot do anything about? I was reading the Guardian's coverage of the death of Jimmy...

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