UK Politics
13 November 2006
In 2004, Hilda Reilly became aware of how little she knew about the Palestinian people, apart from the images of...
Economics
15 May 2006
An odd alliance ranging from anti-trade NGOs to US Republicans is united in its condemnation of the World Bank. Yet...
Politics
16 May 2005
The question exciting political commentators and restless members of the Parliamentary Labour Party is when Tony Blair...
Books
17 January 2005
This is a wonderful, readable and illuminating book. It tells the story of Eritrea, from Benito Mussolini's dreams of...
Books
29 March 2004
This is a funny, moving and worrying memoir. It follows Francis Gilbert's experiences as he goes through teacher...
Politics
02 February 2004
I would recommend this extraordinary book to everyone troubled by US neo-imperialism. It asks why "America is now...
International Politics
05 January 2004
This is an account of the road to war in Iraq in the context of the "special relationship" between the UK and the US....
UK Politics
27 October 2003
This extremely important book explains very thoroughly the achievements and limitations of Labour's economic policy...
Politics
21 July 2003
This is a clever book. It describes 30 days of close access to Tony Blair's inner group during the Iraq conflict. The...
International Politics
07 July 2003
Rwanda is a beautiful country that shares borders with Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (...
UK Politics
09 June 2003
The tragedy of the UK crisis over Iraq is that there was an honourable role we could have played that would have helped...
Ideas
15 April 2002
Britain's government, urged by Clare Short, the Secretary of State for International Development, is preparing to give...
Politics
18 September 2000
While the term globalisation has become ubiquitous, there is no agreed definition of its meaning. And that partly...
Ideas
16 August 1999
I have an uncle who is an accountant, coming up to retirement age. He told me recently that one of the joys of his life...