International Politics
19 February 2009
Somewhere in this fat, wordy tome is a thin, sensible book trying to get out. This 383-page collection of Nick Cohen's...
Politics
30 October 2008
The Life of a Long-Distance Writer: the Authorised Biography of Alan Sillitoe Richard Bradford Peter Owen, 412pp, £25...
Politics
29 May 2008
Barely a month into his new job as Mayor of London, and Boris Johnson is instituting the kind of authoritarian measures...
Politics
01 May 2008
On a sunny day in Stanmore, north London, a motley crew of people gathers at the Tube station. An elderly man leans on...
Politics
17 April 2008
It's Saturday afternoon, and Asmeret Semere, a 24-year-old administrator for a London-based loans company, is braving...
Human Rights
27 March 2008
It is always refreshing to read a book that turns an issue on its head. Laura María Agustín's trenchant and...
Politics
24 January 2008
In the 1980s there were champagne socialists, those Bollinger-swigging Thatcher-bashers who cheered on the workers and...
UK Politics
18 October 2007
Have you suffered "mail misery" over the past two weeks? Are you a victim of "postal chaos"? Perhaps you have "post-...
UK Politics
23 August 2007
Opponents of asylum and immigration once talked about "rivers of blood". Now they talk about "tidal waves of concrete...
Politics
04 June 2007
A bitter wind creates a mini-tornado of litter on the high street in Cricklewood, a grey, somewhat grimy suburb in...
Politics
05 February 2007
What do you think someone needs in order to be an officer in the British army? Grit, no doubt, and determination, plus...
Environment
08 January 2007
Can a bullet, bomb or rocket ever be "friendly"? Arms manufacturers in America and Britain seem to think so. On both...
Politics
02 October 2006
Getting into the CCTV control centre for Westminster without an official escort would challenge even James Bond. As...
Politics
11 September 2006
At first sight, David Shayler and Annie Machon's home in Highgate - the leafiest of London's leafy suburbs...
Human Rights
07 August 2006
If you want to see the future of youth policing in Blair's Britain, look no further than the West Country, the region...

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