The Old Statesman
10 June 2013
From the archive.
26 June 2008
Trust, David Trimble observed recently, is "overrated and frequently misplaced. The issue in politics is, rather, can...
05 June 2008
The young Poles stacking the supermarket shelves before dawn or cleaning offices after dark may well have their own...
11 October 2007
It is easy enough to explain why one can travel the length of Britain, from cities to far-flung villages, and at every...
09 August 2007
The first thing you see of Barentsburg is a frayed plume of black smoke, and this also turns out to be one of its few...
06 November 2006
Weighed down by ethical, cultural and political dilemmas over what to do with human remains, museum curators have...
30 October 2006
A new endurance record has been set for the Neanderthals. According to a report in the journal Nature, they hung on in...
28 August 2006
What is wrong with the people? In a democracy the people are sovereign. Yet populism, which enters politics in the name...
07 August 2006
Mars and Venus may be neither here nor there, but in the debate over whether male and female minds are different by...
10 July 2006
The Labour Party's belief in equality was once taken as axiomatic. After nearly a decade in government, new Labour's...
03 July 2006
William Shockley left two extraordinary legacies to posterity. One is the transistor, which is to the electronic world...
12 June 2006
Facing objections to his straight-armed salutes last December, the Italian footballer Paolo di Canio declared that he...
29 May 2006
When I saw the stickers I saw red. It wasn't that they were offensive: they said "please" and "thank you". It was that...
19 December 2005
In Ukraine the people had an "orange revolution"; next door, the spectre haunting Poland is of a "mohair coalition"...
03 October 2005
A driving licence is an albatross around the neck. Once equipped with it, once truly adult in the eyes of the world, a...
Women urinating on the street in the small hours: the mark of a Britain in crisis, or the ultimate bonding experience?