02 April 1999
Breadline Brits The 1980s economic "miracle" lost a little of its shine as the Treasury revealed that 12 million people...
02 April 1999
Sunday It is quieter than usual in our house. This is because Cheryl cannot make up her mind whether she agrees with...
02 April 1999
Obscured by the war, the government's cautious radicalism at home has notched up significant successes in recent days....
02 April 1999
In April I officially become a TV "face", presenting My Secret on Channel 5. With the appearance of a new wardrobe (on...
Politics
02 April 1999
If you turn off the microphones, lock the doors and guarantee eternal anonymity, some of Scottish Labour's brightest...
Politics
02 April 1999
Opposition to war, along with outright pacifism, has usually found its place on the left. It has been combined with a...
02 April 1999
April really is the cruellest month for we middle-class north Londoners because it means the end, for another year, of...
Politics
02 April 1999
It was, as Tony Blair has recently reminded us, a Labour government that signed the North Atlantic Treaty exactly 50...
Society
02 April 1999
The first casualty of Britain's Balkan war was not truth, but Downing Street spin. Tony Blair invited the BBC and Sky...
Society
02 April 1999
When the United States dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima after Japan had all but surrendered, the front page of the...
02 April 1999
April is the cruellest month, T S Eliot said. This only goes to prove that poetry is all lies. For most of us, it's the...
Society
02 April 1999
My Friend was acting peculiar. Not as attentive as usual, mildly moody, and seemingly not as keen to share his every...
Politics
02 April 1999
The century that is now ending had a characteristic that the future may consider to be as notable as its blood-...
Society
02 April 1999
Tony Harrison has been telling us for some time that he is not a potential poet laureate. He is not a toady of the...
Politics
02 April 1999
The world is not in depression. No such simple diagnosis could possibly capture the pageant of neuroses afflicting the...

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