UK Politics
30 September 2011
The NS has a cover story: Which Tories is it OK to love? I love my other half, and he's a Tory, but I don't think that'...
Society
12 September 2011
It's difficult, writing words for others to read. Not properly difficult in the sense of hard, physical labour, or...
UK Politics
17 August 2011
It's always ironic to misuse the word "ironic", and I may be about to do so. But isn't there something ironic...
Environment
29 July 2011
I'm not a fully-signed up fan of "evidence-based politics", which you might find odd, since I'm a...
UK Politics
21 July 2011
Write about the impact of the current situation on David Cameron, suggested the editor. A friend sent me an email too,...
04 July 2011
One of the many novels I read, when young and impressionable, was Christopher Isherwood's Goodbye to Berlin. It's one...
Politics
27 June 2011
I snorted with affectionate derision at the sight of the old hippy: --Who does he think he's kidding? It'll take more...
Politics
21 June 2011
I have a long memory, and a thin skin, and often lie awake at night, grinding my teeth, reliving the insults born by...
Culture
16 June 2011
Very rarely, I go to a political event in SW1. One of the (many) reasons I don't like them is the disappointment I see...
The Staggers
12 May 2011
Homosexuality is not an exoneration, of course not, no more than are the guy's political talents. No one is saying that...
The Staggers
10 May 2011
I'm sure Nick Clegg's inbox bulges sufficiently with advice without his reading list of suggestions being added to by a...