World Affairs
27 November 2006
It all started with a phone call: was I available to undertake a quick, but intense, research and writing project? A...
Politics
23 October 2006
One had to admire his courage - not his wisdom. There sat Sir Nicholas Mosley trying, if not to defend, at least to...
Politics
26 September 2005
To most of us the election feels like a distant memory, but Labour delegates in Brighton will find themselves dragged...
UK Politics
30 August 2004
Since the 1960s, conventional wisdom had it that elections are won or lost, if not in the TV studio alone, then in a...
Culture
05 July 2004
Transport is one of the capital's major talking points. If business meetings, lunches or dinner parties in the past...
Culture
17 May 2004
The introduction of congestion charging in central London last year was, according to the media, just about the end of...
UK Politics
16 June 2003
Unesco is not one of the UN organisations that grab headlines - or people's imaginations, for that matter; but Iraq is...
UK Politics
10 February 2003
Go to the 10 Downing Street website (www.number-10.gov.uk), click on the link that says "Prime Minister's political...
Politics
23 September 2002
On 15 September, the Sunday Times reported growing support among the British public for an attack on Iraq. Though 57...
Politics
21 January 2002
Britons cherish the idea of trial by jury. Again and again in public opinion polls, they agree that serving on juries...
Politics
04 December 1998
Christmas hasn't just come early for the ITV companies - it's come twice. It first arrived when the Independent...