UK Politics
07 February 2005
There is no pleasing them. For years, weeping into their pints of real ale in the staff club, BBC executives would rail...
TV and Radio
01 January 2005
Listen carefully when you switch on, and you might just hear the plates moving beneath the BBC's talk-radio networks....
Culture
11 March 2002
As Auberon Waugh was about to die last year, Richard Ingrams and A N Wilson went into his bedroom to find him...
Politics
30 July 2001
The first thing everyone says about Rod Liddle is that he doesn't look the part. Shaggy hair, a pierced lobe and...
Society
09 April 2001
The last Friday in March was the first decent day of spring. Unfamiliar rays of bright sunshine poured through the...
Society
25 December 2000
As Oscar Wilde would have put it, to visit the Millennium Dome once may be regarded as . . . Oh, stop it: I confess to...
Society
25 September 2000
For everyone who thinks Class Act an appropriate title for Lynda Lee-Potter's forthcoming semi-autobiographical tome,...
Politics
10 April 2000
If Simon Jenkins would only stick to his fonts and flying buttresses, he would not get up so many people's noses. His...
Culture
10 April 2000
In the matter of green open spaces, as with most of London's amenities, it's the rich wot gets the manicured pleasure...
Books
25 October 1999
An honest obituarist of Inspector Morse ought to say that it is hard to regret his death. In statistical terms - the...
Society
14 June 1999
In any survey, more people would probably be able to name the previous editors of Tatler (circulation 85,673) and GQ (...
Politics
31 May 1999
Looking back, we should have detected the early signs. Gardening programmes on TV began to aspire to something more...
Society
09 April 1999
Channel 5 is the Daily Star of the airwaves: a mass-market TV station that fails to command a mass market. Last week...