Politics
24 February 2003
In Hyde Park, they shouted "Blair Out". Might he be forced to take their advice? It is a measure of febrile times that...
Books
25 December 2000
What makes a human being describable as great? The main thing is to have changed the world. Economists, widely seen as...
Ideas
23 October 2000
How much does Mr Blair (Tony) have in common with Mr Blair (Eric)? The earlier Mr Blair, known to the world as George...
24 January 2000
I have made a mid-January resolution. I will throttle the next person who says "Happy Millennium!" Luckily, most people...
Ideas
08 November 1999
Why do politicians preach? One puzzle of end-of-millennium, end-of-history democracy is that office-holders or -seekers...
Books
17 May 1999
Here is a millennium challenge for new Labour. Can Tony Blair succeed where Winston Churchill failed? I refer not to...
08 January 1999
Onwards into the two thousandth year since the birth of Christ - assuming, of course, that such an event ever took...
Books
18 December 1998
How many British people fail to yawn at the mention of Europe? Few topics of conversation are such a powerful bromide....