Law
26 June 2006
If you would rather remove your own appendix than worship at a church with a female priest, I have some bad news for...
Books
19 December 2005
This Christmas the writer Susan Hill is asking friends to donate just one brand-new book each to Crisis, the charity...
Books
06 June 2005
This is not the book you might fear it is. Written by Richard Benson, former editor of The Face magazine, it charts the...
Human Rights
28 February 2005
Shot one. The actor Colin Firth sits at a desk, hands clasped, wearing a long- sleeved T-shirt as dazzlingly white as...
Music and Performance
21 February 2005
One of my favourite insults is the one levelled at the film critic Barry Norman: "He looks like he's been up all night...
Society
01 January 2005
No wonder we're confused. The government is launching a multimillion-pound campaign to fight the growing sexual health...
Books
07 June 2004
Roger Scruton's latest offering is a mischievous alternative to the "preposterous socialist utopia" of William Morris's...
Politics
24 May 2004
An English market town on a Friday night. A teenage girl, sprawling plumply on a bench, puts an unopened beer bottle...
Society
29 March 2004
''I'll just move Keith so you can sit down," says Hugh Dawson, Oxford's dry and avuncular cemetery manager. Keith, just...
UK Politics
08 March 2004
Just before the general election of 1997, I interviewed Tony Blair for The World This Weekend on Radio 4. Afterwards, I...
TV and Radio
01 March 2004
You need not swallow a word of what I'm about to tell you, because I am only a single source. I don't have notes to...