Culture
20 November 2006
If you are not a socialist when you begin Conrad and Lady Black: dancing on the edge, you will be by the time you...
International Politics
18 April 2005
Puritanical yet wealthy, convinced of their God-given mission to the rest of the world, sure of a divinely inspired...
Business
04 April 2005
The investment banker sits at her City desk and buries her face in her hands: her two-year-old has just uttered his...
Politics
15 November 2004
The schoolgirl talks eloquently about how she attends the Christian Union at her school, doesn't believe it is "right"...
Culture
09 August 2004
''Whatever you do, don't tell the boys you went to a convent school." The advice was drummed into me by a long list of...
Politics
26 July 2004
Hail to the new puritans. They wag their fingers, rap our knuckles and lock the tills (and lock up the bad 'uns). They...
International Politics
29 March 2004
Five times a day, the men and boys kneel and touch their foreheads to the floor of the makeshift mosque in west London...
Politics
08 March 2004
Is the golden age of the British secret services over? They gave us James Bond, the stern father figure who was also...
Politics
16 February 2004
I pentiti is the name for Mafia turn-coats. Members of Cosa Nostra all their lives, the pentiti (Italian for penitents...
Film
16 June 2003
When I was growing up, the first kiss was a seminal rite of passage: we girls could tell you the exact hour of the...
Society
02 June 2003
My father, brought up in Mussolini's Italy, has always been wary of heroes, maintaining that they are not necessary to...
Society
26 May 2003
I woke up with a start at 4am. Outside, the street shook with the sound of a heavy, slow-moving motorcade. My better...
Politics
12 May 2003
When the PM was asked during a recent Vanity Fair interview about his faith, up popped the spin-meister Alastair...
Society
05 May 2003
Lady Macbeth, bloodstains on her hands, haunts us to this day. A plotting Diana Ingram lurks behind the cheating major...

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