UK Politics
26 February 2010
In the mid-1980s, when I was working for the BBC and buying my first flat in London, it seemed that my generation was...
Society
12 November 2009
Three or four years ago, I had a furious row with a friend. She had brought her three children to a birthday party, and...
Education
10 January 2005
It's very curious, in this age of measurement and quantification in education, to discover that there are some facts...
Human Rights
06 October 2003
For at least the past 20 years, I have felt that civil liberties counted as a specialised interest, just like golf or...
International Politics
21 July 2003
The scenes outside the Peacock Theatre at the London School of Economics on a hot Monday afternoon were like a rock...
Politics
13 May 2002
Alison is a 41-year-old care assistant living in the north of England. Her two elder children are in their early...
Society
08 April 2002
"Do you think there's much private tutoring at your daughter's comprehensive?" I asked a father. He was taken aback. "...
Politics
28 January 2002
"You're off to the World Economic Forum?" asked the Oxford economist, enviously. "How very impressive. They've never...