Culture
19 May 2003
After struggling through the first chunk of this book, the average reader might easily conclude that he was in for a...
Politics
11 June 2001
Will Gordon Brown really make it as the next prime minister? And Michael Portillo as the next Tory leader? According to...
Politics
02 April 2001
There are certain things besides going to the loo that a prime minister has to do by himself, and the biggest of these...
Books
25 September 2000
Halfway into this amiable book, it occurred to me that I might begin my review with a little gentle mockery of my old...
Society
24 May 1999
Fifty years ago, when almost everybody still claimed to believe in God, the monarchy and the flag, there was a well-...
Society
15 January 1999
One of Private Eye's many contributions to Fleet Street's rich folklore is the invention of Lunchtime O'Booze as the...
Books
11 December 1998
It tells you a lot about this majestic book, and also about its subject, that Enoch Powell leaves ministerial office on...
Society
04 December 1998
Visitors to that hub of our parliamentary democracy, the central lobby of the Palace of Westminster, can see at once...