The Old Statesman
10 June 2013
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Politics
26 June 2008
Trust, David Trimble observed recently, is "overrated and frequently misplaced. The issue in politics is, rather, can...
UK Politics
05 June 2008
The young Poles stacking the supermarket shelves before dawn or cleaning offices after dark may well have their own...
Politics
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...
Politics
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...
Society
06 November 2006
Weighed down by ethical, cultural and political dilemmas over what to do with human remains, museum curators have...
Ideas
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...
Politics
28 August 2006
What is wrong with the people? In a democracy the people are sovereign. Yet populism, which enters politics in the name...
Ideas
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...
Politics
10 July 2006
The Labour Party's belief in equality was once taken as axiomatic. After nearly a decade in government, new Labour's...
Books
03 July 2006
William Shockley left two extraordinary legacies to posterity. One is the transistor, which is to the electronic world...
Culture
12 June 2006
Facing objections to his straight-armed salutes last December, the Italian footballer Paolo di Canio declared that he...
Politics
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...
Politics
19 December 2005
In Ukraine the people had an "orange revolution"; next door, the spectre haunting Poland is of a "mohair coalition"...
Books
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...

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