Politics
11 April 2005
As the anxiety election begins in earnest, Labour is going back to its roots. "We've got to find a way of making it...
Society
04 April 2005
What do you do when your personal instinct runs up against political acceptability? Or, to put it another way, just how...
Politics
28 March 2005
Every schoolboy or girl is told to stand up to the bully. Give in once, and they will come back for more. It is a...
UK Politics
21 March 2005
The immediate aim of Gordon Brown's latest, and possibly last, Budget was to rejuvenate the significant part of Labour'...
Politics
21 March 2005
The yuppie flats on the quayside are nearing completion. This is the town of Harvey Nicks, the new Leeds where cash is...
UK Politics
14 March 2005
The sneaking feeling is in fashion for the first time in a decade. People are beginning to imagine, just for a brief...
Politics
07 March 2005
One group in society has never had it so good. Under this government the super-rich, the top 1 per cent, have seen...
Books
28 February 2005
I read two books and I am bombarded with two visions of the Continent. In one, I see an oasis of enlightenment that...
UK Politics
14 February 2005
The government front bench is dominated by in- creasingly grumpy men who look older with every passing day. That is why...
Politics
14 February 2005
Then there were six. Labour launches its election campaign in earnest at its spring conference in Gateshead with six...
International Politics
07 February 2005
Imagine the following: the prime minister invites the leaders of France and Germany to join him in teaching his voters...
UK Politics
07 February 2005
Before becoming Britain's top prosecutor, Ken Macdonald had spent his legal career defending people, particularly...
International Politics
31 January 2005
Which world capitals has Jack Straw visited most in his four years as Foreign Secretary? Numbers one and two are...
Politics
24 January 2005
At Labour's focus groups, they have been asking participants to name an animal that best describes the Tories. Several...
Politics
17 January 2005
The relationship between state and individual supposedly changed at the start of the year, but we are still waiting to...

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