Politics
11 October 1999
When Jean-Paul Sartre observed that "all anti-communists are dogs", it was broadly accepted among French intellectuals...
Society
20 September 1999
If John Prescott feels at all unsure of himself as the party conference season opens, he should find time for a...
Politics
28 June 1999
He really is a stubborn fellow, Lionel Jospin. The French prime minister receives some wonderful tips from Tony Blair...
Politics
14 June 1999
The other day at the famous Pere-Lachaise cemetery in Paris a British admiral who defeated Napoleon had his tomb...
Politics
24 May 1999
Those who persist in believing that Tony Blair has sabotaged Britain and her history by handing the Scots and Welsh (...
Politics
26 April 1999
Berlin is once more the capital of Germany, the seat of government. I'm beginning to think that everyone is missing the...
Politics
26 March 1999
Thank heavens for our British identity crisis. You know, losing an empire and not finding a way. It sounds a bit hoary...
Politics
12 February 1999
It is time to worry when the judges at a special trial devise new robes to enhance their dignity. One wonders where the...
Politics
22 January 1999
If Tony Blair wishes to head off more trouble and it isn't too late, which it probably is (the legislation was...
Politics
18 December 1998
It could not have happened to a nicer party. You can almost smell the beer hall and hear the smack of knuckle on flesh...
Politics
04 December 1998
In his homosexual novel Maurice, E M Forster has a doctor advise the tortured hero to move to France. "The English,"...

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