07 March 2005
One of the characters most revealed in Piers Morgan's new book, The Insider, serialised in the Daily Mail, is Cherie...
28 February 2005
Even for the bravest of women, the thought of going head-to-head with Julie Burchill on Radio 4's Woman's Hour (or...
UK Politics
21 February 2005
Oh, the joys of 24-hour news. We were able to watch Ken Livingstone unravel before our very eyes. Observing London's...
07 February 2005
My mole in Perth (my mum, actually) tells me with undisguised glee that the organisers are still trying to flog tickets...
31 January 2005
For one person at least, predictions that Monday 24 January would be the most depressing day of the year came true, and...
24 January 2005
Given that I have only ever been called "sister" by my brothers, I see myself as the most unlikely defender of Germaine...
Culture
06 December 2004
When I first read that Faria Alam was suing a married man from the Football Association for sexual harassment, I...
Culture
29 November 2004
Is the Today programme turning into the show for the snobs by the snobs? I couldn't believe my ears when I listened...
Culture
22 November 2004
There are some images, such as the one of Paula Radcliffe breaking down at the side of the road in the Athens Olympics...
Culture
15 November 2004
Just two days after three Black Watch soldiers were blown to pieces south-west of Baghdad, their unrecovered limbs...
Culture
08 November 2004
For those of you who have not become enthralled with Strictly Come Dancing or The X-Factor on Saturday evenings, Piers...
TV and Radio
01 November 2004
A case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time saw me about to board a flight to Manchester when the call came....
UK Politics
25 October 2004
Finally, some good news for the Tories. They have managed to convince the genius behind the Australian prime minister...
Culture
18 October 2004
I finished the week with Radio 4's Any Questions. Recorded just hours after the news of Kenneth Bigley's murder, it was...
UK Politics
11 October 2004
The Tory party conference was a courageous affair this year in Bournemouth, a triumph of hope over expectations. It...

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