Society
28 August 2006
A particularly unpleasant woman had moved into the farmhouse along the lane from us in East Devon. I well remember the...
International Politics
31 July 2006
Something ominous is going on in world finance - again. On 11 May, the US Federal Reserve, America's central bank,...
Politics
02 May 2005
Do you remember 2001, when Oliver Letwin said something about the Tories wanting to cut taxes by £20bn if they won and...
Politics
18 April 2005
''I was inspired into politics by Tony Blair; I had never seen a politician like him. On Iraq, I have nothing but...
Economics
01 January 2005
As I was writing this on a train from Devon, where I live and work, a fellow passenger asked me what I do. I gave him...
Economics
04 October 2004
However darkly terrifying America's Iraqi horror story, a small voice of comfort has broken through US night sweats....
UK Politics
22 March 2004
Almost everyone except the most diehard economic conservatives now accepts that the national minimum wage - for which...
International Politics
16 February 2004
It's the kind of T-shirt you would expect to see advertised in the New Statesman: a grainy, black-and-white portrait of...
Politics
15 December 2003
One of the rows that has been raging in the negotiations on a new Euro- pean constitution is whether the text should...