Politics
05 March 1999
Two young women have, at the end of the century, become both the symbols of and fuel for a movement of great power: the...
Politics
05 March 1999
There is only one way in which Scottish Conservatives can recover political leadership of Scotland. It is by embracing...
Politics
26 February 1999
Can we make it to the millennium in plenteous times? It now seems less rather than more likely; the sheer weight of...
Society
19 February 1999
Last year marked the apotheosis of the most remarkable member of the new Labour cabinet. Dr Marjorie Mowlam became the...
Politics
05 February 1999
The Provisional IRA, the most successful terrorist group in the democratic world, has made greater gains through the...
Politics
29 January 1999
In the next few weeks, the armed peace in Northern Ireland will begin its slow traverse to an unarmed peace - or back...
Politics
22 January 1999
For most of the period in which Britain has been a member of the European Union, its political class has argued that,...
Politics
15 January 1999
Robin Cook came to the office of Foreign Secretary as a disappointed man. This, much more than the other private...
Politics
08 January 1999
In the autumn of 1946, the Swedish writer Stig Dagerman visited Germany. He entered a world of misery and resentment....
Politics
01 January 1999
Debt, and what to do with it, has long been the essence of practical politics. Debts to the party which promotes, to...
Politics
11 December 1998
Andrew Kearney was out drinking one night in July when he got into a quarrel over a game of cards. He suspected someone...
Politics
04 December 1998
This week the British government made it crystal clear that it does not believe that its fraternal parties on the...
Books
04 December 1998
Here is a group of books that are, in the main, charting failure; the first fruits of the end of the optimistic...
Politics
27 November 1998
The moral high ground on the family, once a preserve of the right because of its perceived greater respect for the...
Society
20 November 1998
When asked what influence he would name upon his writing, Hugo Young said instantly - before the question was fully out...

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