25 November 2002
I was talking to a leading left-wing politician the other day who boasted that he never read the tabloids. "I despise...
18 November 2002
I was on the phone to a tabloid editor the day Princess Diana died. "What will we do without her?" he cried. "What will...
11 November 2002
The sorry search is on for Angus Deayton's replacement on Have I Got News for You?. Paul Merton was first out of the...
04 November 2002
Another week, another Blair Babe blunder. Just as we were recovering from the shock resignation and public self-...
28 October 2002
The irony of BBC2's Saturday night scheduling escaped no one. First, at 9.05, came Fame, Set and Match, a series that...
21 October 2002
When Winston Churchill said in 1940: "We shall go on to the end . . . we shall defend our island whatever the cost may...
UK Politics
14 October 2002
It was clearly a "line for the day" they had thought up all on their own, as no one but a politician would think they...
07 October 2002
It was a sad day when Rod Liddle stood down as editor of the Today programme - sad for the listeners, as he had greatly...
30 September 2002
My Sundays will never be the same again. The BBC has finally come clean about its political reshuffle. Out go the...
23 September 2002
Foreseeing that there would be little demand for the newly launched Daily Star Sunday among Hampstead's liberal elite,...
16 September 2002
A student called Yvonne Rennie has successfully sued Edwin Young, an epileptic, for £3,500 damages after he had a fit...
09 September 2002
Sandwiched between his tormentors in the steamy tropical heat, he had just been savaged on live television by a wannabe...
UK Politics
22 July 2002
In the week when Gordon Brown finally put some serious money behind his party's promise to deliver the three Es (...
15 July 2002
The three words that put the fear of God into any spin-doctor are On the Record. This 13-year-old BBC programme,...
Politics
08 July 2002
When the red tops' front pages screamed "Byers, Byers, pants on fire", in parody of the old "liar, liar" schoolyard...

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