Politics
03 December 2001
Ever since the mid-1970s, when I was the Financial Times's transport correspondent, a question has troubled me: why...
Food and Drink
11 June 2001
No aspect of politics in Tony Blair's first term has attracted quite so much attention as the issue of communication....
Books
26 February 2001
The title of this book is not exactly calculated to attract the interest of the general reader, which is a pity,...
Politics
05 February 2001
It's the weekend of the Big Match, but only those outside Wales will need to ask: which one? Wales v England at rugby....
Politics
15 January 2001
In the late 1980s, when I was in charge of BBC News and Current Affairs, I attended my first and only racial- awareness...
09 October 2000
It was certainly sporting of ITN's website to offer us a poll on the BBC's decision to move its Nine O'clock News to...
25 September 2000
I don't know how much stuff you read, watched or listened to during and about the great petrol war, but the soaraway...
11 September 2000
You can't move these days for celebrity scientists. If it's not Susan Greenfield slinked up against the neoclassical...
17 July 2000
The Press Complaints Commission is not a body easily praised to the sceptical. Dominated by editors, it is chaired by a...
19 June 2000
Shortly after new Labour's electoral landslide, I found myself seated next to Peter Mandelson at a dinner. It was an...
05 June 2000
While the excitable citizens of Planet Internet were lamenting the fate of boo.com, the online fashion retailer that...
22 May 2000
Put yourself in Roger Alton's shoes. Here you are, out to revive both the Observer and the reputation of its parent,...
08 May 2000
With Conrad Black, military analogy is irresistible. It is sometimes difficult to imagine, in civilian dress, a man who...
24 April 2000
Through my letterbox drops the booklet setting out election statements of the candidates for London mayor. One of them...
10 April 2000
The Daily Telegraph's editorial of 30 March 2000 might just be one for the history books. In it, the paper argued for...

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