Brian Cathcart is Director of Hacked Off. He tweets as @BrianCathcart.

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Ideas
19 December 2005
Curious, the power of a four-letter word. The great black smudge that spread across the skies of southern England from...
Politics
19 December 2005
January - King Charles II, who created the Post Office, is probably shifting uneasily in his grave, for New Year means...
Ideas
21 November 2005
The report from the Common Cold Centre in Cardiff that we may be more likely to catch a cold if we are actually cold...
International Politics
04 July 2005
Browse through the G8 communiques of yesteryear and what strikes you is not so much the broken promises - though a few...
International Politics
04 July 2005
The talk is of helping Africa, but if Africans hope to benefit from the G8's largesse they will need to be living in...
UK Politics
02 May 2005
Vicki Ambery-Smith will vote Labour this time, but she doesn't talk about it much. The leafy, chattering, north London...
UK Politics
21 March 2005
Forward, not back: Labour's forgetful campaign slogan seems to have infected MPs on the defence select committee as...
Politics
07 February 2005
Dateline - London. Week two of the state of emergency: getting around is already more difficult - at Waterloo Station...
Books
22 November 2004
In December 1997, Sir Paul Condon, then commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, addressed a House of Commons committee...
Society
16 August 2004
Defending the government this month after a rainstorm flushed 600,000 tonnes of sewage into the Thames, the environment...
UK Politics
21 June 2004
When Tony Blair got to his feet in the Commons last month to brush off the latest question about the Deepcut deaths, he...
Global Issues
07 June 2004
Five years ago, the distinguished Oxford physicist and Manhattan Project veteran Sir Rudolf Peierls was accused, along...
Ideas
16 February 2004
Sex and science may mix happily on the Discovery Channel, but the merest whiff of womanhood can be too much for some...
Politics
02 October 2000
A few years ago, a leading judge, chairing a judiciary committee on race matters, was comparing notes with his deputy...
Politics
10 April 2000
When the wrinkled old chestnut of press regulation comes up for debate, as it does every couple of years, it tends to...

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