Politics
03 July 2000
When Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders dreamed up their rollicking fable of ditzy media folk, Absolutely Fabulous, they...
Politics
08 May 2000
Now that Johnny Depp and the warlocks of Tinseltown are to work their magic on the persona of Robert Burns, we can all...
Politics
24 April 2000
To most Britons, an Anglican bishop is not usually seen as a subversive figure. To a public conditioned by the...
Politics
03 April 2000
The American psychologist and crime expert James Garbarino set the cat among the pigeons when he told a conference in...
Politics
20 March 2000
"A bunch of unreconstructed wankers" is how Tony Blair once famously characterised the men and women of the Scottish...
Politics
14 February 2000
There is a question being muttered by Scots lawyers and it is this: what is Lynda Clark for? Or, to be more precise,...
Politics
17 January 2000
There used to be an offence at Scots law known as "murmuring" the judges. It meant spreading wicked slanders about...
Politics
13 December 1999
If ever a product looked the part, it is the mineral water they called "Highland Spring". In its pale bottle and...
Politics
15 November 1999
There is a disconcerting strand in the London mayoral campaign and it is this: all the candidates seem convinced that...
Politics
25 October 1999
Now that Philip Morris, the mighty monarch of the tobacco business, has decreed that cigarettes are likely to kill you...
Politics
04 October 1999
What Scotland needs is more and better "whingers". Complaining - or at least complaining to any effect -is an art form...
Politics
13 September 1999
One of the left's current intellectual pin-ups is the economist Charles Leadbeater. He is reputed to be Tony Blair's...
Politics
03 May 1999
There is a widespread myth about Scottish home rule and it is this: apart from the big stuff - defence of the realm,...