UK Politics
02 July 2008
Debates about poverty and disadvantage in the UK are hamstrung by a lack of a well defined consensus about what is an...
Politics
10 April 2008
Twenty years ago, a single manual worker on half the average earnings would, if they lost their job, get from the state...
Environment
13 March 2008
Ten years ago this month it first became clear that new Labour, for all its revisionism, was genuinely willing to shift...
UK Politics
26 March 2007
In the swansong to his decade at the Treasury, Gordon Brown maintained the bluster that has so cheered his fans and...
UK Politics
04 December 2006
After all the waiting, will Gordon Brown prove he was worth waiting for? From the moment he enters No 10, he will have...
Politics
10 July 2006
Living in poverty is never wearing somethingThat someone else has not already wornLiving in poverty is never buying...
Society
01 May 2006
Devolution made a big psychological difference to the people of Scotland but brought few big changes in the way public...
Politics
27 March 2006
Gordon Brown's worst nightmare is to be seen as a Chancellor who has run out of steam. In his tenth Budget, his...
Politics
12 December 2005
Gordon Brown's pre-Budget report provoked howls of derision for its downwardly mobile growth forecast and murmurs of...
Politics
21 March 2005
One of the oddest things about two terms of new Labour is the reversal of the old rule that when it comes to spending,...
Politics
19 July 2004
Gordon Brown's mission of social improvement marches on. Far from making a U-turn on his expansion of public services...
Sport
19 April 2004
On 18 April, I will be joining more than 30,000 others who possess more determination than good sense to run 26 miles,...
UK Politics
22 March 2004
This was the Budget where the Chancellor ran out of things to say about taxation, and so decided to concentrate on...
Politics
15 March 2004
Next Wednesday, in a quaint ritual, the Chancellor of the Exchequer will stand up in the House of Commons and announce...
Business
01 December 2003
The debate about how late in our lives we should go on working has got into a terrible muddle. Twenty years ago, the...

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