Politics
14 February 2013
Time will become more important than space to the politics of 2013. Politics is usually about space –...
Culture
16 May 2012
Simon Cowell, creator of The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, is perhaps the best-known and most powerful of...
The Staggers
14 September 2011
As London descended into chaos and looting, data and social media took on a surprising dual role as both bogeyman and...
Culture
08 July 2010
For much of my childhood, the low point of the weekend was marked by the television programme Songs of Praise. I would...
Society
15 January 2010
How did things get back to the very odd kind of normal that is the British economy? Steelworkers in Redcar start the...
Politics
10 July 2008
The day I met Jackie on the Carnel wing of Darlington's £37m Education Village, she had just revealed she had not slept...
Business
15 July 2002
The New Economy is long gone. The dotcoms are no more. The internet is dull. Globalisation is so deeply disputed that...
International Politics
01 July 2002
Across the political spectrum, from communitarians to social conservatives, and from New Age ecologists to religious...
Politics
09 July 2001
We all know the story of how self-taught entrepreneurs created new British industries in the 19th century -...
Politics
05 March 2001
Shawn Fanning, the twentysomething renegade founder of Napster, is an unlikely environmental hero. Napster, the online...
Politics
15 January 2001
How could it have gone quite so wrong, quite so spectacularly? A year ago, the internet seemed to have magical...
Politics
27 November 2000
One Monday earlier this year, I spent a lunchtime with ten venture capitalists reviewing their portfolio of 140...
Politics
06 March 2000
When four Chicago bankers decided in 1973 to buy the ailing last bank in South Shore, Chicago, their colleagues thought...
Ideas
12 July 1999
I will start with myself. I do not work for a company or a university. I am neither a business consultant nor a civil...
Politics
10 May 1999
He was Margaret Thatcher's Mad Monk, the high priest of the free market, the first true believer who converted the...