Books
19 July 2004
History is meant to be the responsibility of presidents and prime ministers. Usually it is. Just occasionally, however...
UK Politics
05 May 2003
Harold Macmillan once memorably observed that whenever he felt bored, he liked to go to bed with a Trollope. Well, I...
UK Politics
07 October 2002
Splendid! Splendid!: the authorised biography of Willie Whitelaw Mark Garnett and Ian Aitken Jonathan Cape, 386pp,...
Books
06 May 2002
Martin Gilbert is a splendid but sometimes idiosyncratic historian. To write the definitive biography of Winston...
Culture
18 February 2002
It remains a great mystery why Scotland, a small, impoverished country on the western extremity of Europe, should, in...
Culture
02 October 2000
I have every reason to be grateful to Michael Heseltine. If he had not been good enough to walk out of the Cabinet on a...
Books
08 May 2000
Working with Margaret Thatcher was never dull. She takes you by surprise as much by her innocence as by her convictions...
Books
25 October 1999
Norman Lamont opens his memoirs with a splendid confession. He informs his readers that the austere surroundings of the...