UK Politics
27 September 2004
People used to call Tony Blair a hypocrite because he shunned sending his children to the local schools. His sons Euan...
Politics
20 September 2004
Jack, aged 15, was expelled from one of the first of the government's shiny new city academies last September. Jack had...
UK Politics
13 September 2004
The trade union movement is becoming "increasingly irrelevant every day", declared the Confederation of British...
Global Issues
16 August 2004
I wanted to tell the stories of four remarkable British women whose lives were scorched by Stalin's purges. One was...
UK Politics
16 February 2004
This book, despite its subtitle, is really about how Charles Clarke's top-up fees are the only way to restore to...
UK Politics
26 January 2004
Education ministers like to make university top-up fees sound as though they are really, despite appearances, a measure...
UK Politics
19 January 2004
Putting Charles Clarke and David Triesman (or Baron Triesman of Tottenham, as he has just been titled) in charge of...
Politics
29 September 2003
Derek Simpson, the left-winger who now leads the trade union Amicus-AEEU, does not want to get rid of Tony Blair. But...
Education
22 September 2003
The great school fee fixing scandal - which has led the Office of Fair Trading to launch an inquiry into whether the...
Politics
08 September 2003
These days, a candidate in a trade union election who gets labelled a Blairite might as well give up - his campaign is...
Politics
18 August 2003
The historic announcement from the schools minister, David Miliband, promising an "academy" in every town, has been...
Law
28 July 2003
It's Tony Blair himself who keeps flagging up the anniversary. On 2 August, he will have occupied Downing Street for as...
UK Politics
23 June 2003
To Joan Maynard, the world consisted of two sorts of people. "'E's a loovely comrade," she would say, or "'E's a right-...
Economics
16 June 2003
The schools budget crisis has suddenly turned into a bomb, ticking loudly under the Education Secretary, Charles Clarke...
UK Politics
09 June 2003
The latest recruit to the TUC's "awkward squad" of left-wing trade union leaders is Tony Woodley, who was elected...

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