Politics
01 April 2002
Politics, like daily life, is suddenly upended by coincidence. A couple of polls showing the Tories up, and Labour down...
Politics
25 March 2002
A fascinating vignette: Bill Cash, former arch-anti-euro fanatic, now the shadow attorney-general, is heard complaining...
Politics
18 March 2002
It didn't make much of a splash. Tony Blair's big "what is new Labour for?" speech, at the London School of Economics,...
Politics
11 March 2002
For all those know-alls on the Labour benches (and there are quite a few) who say that issues such as devolution and...
UK Politics
04 March 2002
Fans of Millwall Football Club - not renowned for their genteel manners - have a chant: "Nobody likes us, we don't care...
Politics
18 February 2002
Last month, Enron. This month, Lakshmi Mittal, the Indian-born businessman. There may be no brown envelopes, but "cash...
11 February 2002
In any contest between Labour's mods and wreckers, you know where Gordon Brown will be. On the one side, the cool,...
Politics
04 February 2002
Labour has a culture problem. We all know it. We watch it. We dislike it. We sometimes talk about it in a woolly,...
28 January 2002
Did you know that it is almost impossible to buy a new fridge these days? Before you turn the page, thinking I have...
Society
21 January 2002
Who would want to be a political wife? Suddenly there are reminders aplenty of just how gruesome a life it is, from the...
Politics
14 January 2002
Victory comes with its own problems. Six months after its historic second general election triumph, new Labour seems...
07 January 2002
So that's what's been going on. It has been uncanny over the past couple of weeks. You couldn't bump into a No 10...
17 December 2001
A strange psychology is evident in MPs who defect. Leaving aside the "Gang of Four" who left Labour to form the Social...
Politics
17 December 2001
Like many of my generation (um, over 40, since you ask), I am dead proud of having mastered e-mailing and finding...
10 December 2001
For a Westminster hack who moonlights as a TV and radio presenter of political shows, life doesn't usually get more...

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