Society
26 February 2001
Play back, if you will, the picture of Tony Blair leaping astride a bicycle in Amsterdam, during a vital European...
Politics
12 February 2001
Every so often, a gap appears to open up in Europe, and equally often, Britain is tempted to leap into it. The gap...
Politics
11 December 2000
It will have been obvious to us all that the European summit in Nice was expressly convened to screw Britain. To...
Politics
09 October 2000
France doesn't work. This is no glib commentary on the 35-hour week, nor on an economy that is doing well, despite each...
Politics
11 September 2000
Stubborn, left-wing France has finally taken the Blairiste route from which it recoiled: a major swing in the balance...
Politics
28 August 2000
Nationalist bedlam is abroad in Europe this summer. In Spain, Basque separatist madness cuts loose again. Germany is...
Society
17 July 2000
This can't be Germany, surely. Rubbish at football on the field, yet finagling to take the World Cup as host against...
Society
03 July 2000
Every weekend, Joschka Fischer is out pounding the roads for a good 20 miles, wherever he happens to be. Round the...
Politics
29 May 2000
Think back to when Richard Nixon resigned as US president. To when Harold Wilson was back in Downing Street for a...
Politics
03 April 2000
It takes some guesswork to understand why Tony Blair and Gordon Brown are so uninspiring when it comes to making the...
Politics
06 March 2000
He stands victim of his party's devious methods to stop him being mayor. He is old politics, outgrown by his party. He...
Society
14 February 2000
If you want to get on the wrong side of Martine Aubry, which is a mistake, ask her how far she owes her position of...
Politics
17 January 2000
Whatever is Helmut Kohl up to? Monumental Helmut. Reunifier of Germany. Toppler of Soviet communism. Father of the euro...
Politics
22 November 1999
No disrespect to the Italians or the Chinese, but food is a French thing. Look for the reasons for France's...
Politics
18 October 1999
Poor Gerhard Schroder. It hasn't been easy to fill the shoes of a political giant like Helmut Kohl. The Social...

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