UK Politics
01 July 2002
When the Director of Public Prosecutions says that all Brits are racist, it is on a par with the late-20th-century...
UK Politics
24 June 2002
Henry II it was who asked "Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?", but then, it is said, he was surprised that his...
UK Politics
17 June 2002
Has Tony Blair become a serial offender? We're not talking Jack the Ripper here, or Angus (Deayton) the bodice-ripper,...
10 June 2002
Who would have thought it: the monarchy saved by republicans? With delicious irony, an institution repeatedly denounced...
03 June 2002
TAKE ME BACK, screamed the splash headline, I've been a naughty boy. I've taken my punishment, I've been humiliated on...
27 May 2002
It had the ring of the convert to it - first Alastair Campbell in the Times, then Peter Mandelson everywhere, repenting...
UK Politics
20 May 2002
One of new Labour's greatest achievements has been to create an unprecedented cynicism about the political process...
13 May 2002
It has long been said that you should be careful what you wish for - it may come true. When new Labour and the left-...
06 May 2002
Gordon Brown promised he would put an end to boom and bust. What he didn't tell Britain's small galaxy of stars was...
Culture
29 April 2002
When Ulrika Jonsson, via a "close friend", asked her sometime lover (and long-time partner of someone else) Sven-Goran...
TV and Radio
22 April 2002
This was the week that the Mirror editor, Piers Morgan, finally announced his strategy for the newspaper: better read...
Culture
15 April 2002
When the day of the Queen Mother's funeral finally came, few of us needed the Independent poll - 54 per cent in support...
TV and Radio
08 April 2002
The BBC's Peter Sissons discovered last Saturday night that burgundy is not the new black. For senior members of the...
Film
01 April 2002
The UK Press Gazette British Press Awards are in trouble - with their own industry. Somewhat surprisingly, it was a...
Culture
25 March 2002
"He is. It isn't" - a fair cop, that is. So concluded the left-wing press on the removal from his post of Commander...

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