Politics
24 April 2000
On Budget day, Barry Jackson was invited for afternoon tea at the office of the Secretary of State for Health. Tea was...
Politics
13 March 2000
Initially, Matthew Evans and I arrange to meet at the Savoy. I wonder how we will recognise one another, and he says,...
Politics
21 February 2000
Twelve months have passed since Sir William Macpherson of Cluny issued his report on the Stephen Lawrence inquiry. "...
Politics
24 January 2000
On the afternoon of Tuesday 11 January, Robert Winston and I met at the Lords. The interview had been planned before...
Politics
17 January 2000
The nation wheezes. The NHS creaks. How, one wonders, will the health service cope with the forthcoming genetic...
Politics
29 November 1999
Glenda Jackson apologises for "crawling around like an old tortoise". As she explains: "It's not so much the aftermath...
Politics
08 November 1999
As Harold Pinter wrote recently, in an open letter to the Prime Minister, he was "chuffed to the bollocks" by the...
Politics
01 November 1999
The relationship between General Sir David Ramsbotham, the Chief Inspector of Prisons, and the Prison Officers'...
Politics
21 June 1999
On meeting Andrew Motion for the first time, the Prime Minister alluded to the new Poet Laureate's off-message stance...
Politics
03 May 1999
Entertaining Irvine Welsh is a nervy business. For a start, it is hard to know quite whom to expect. The penultimate...
Politics
26 March 1999
When Dolly the sheep was cloned, Richard Dawkins said that he wouldn't mind a copy of himself. A few weeks ago he...
Society
05 February 1999
Why do English women marry gay men? For love, for friendship and, of course, forewarned. As Liz Spencer explained, she...
Society
29 January 1999
Jack Straw, brought up by his mother after the collapse of his parents' marriage, must be presumed to know a bit about...
Society
22 January 1999
Emerson put it well. "As soon as a child has left the room, his strewn toys become affecting," he wrote. In other words...
Society
15 January 1999
The Margaret Cook reminiscences are not the only noxious substance to pollute the Foreign Office air. In the wake of...

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