Politics
11 July 2012
Here are three questions and three predictions. Question 1 Should Britain move towards a low-tax, small-government...
Politics
21 October 2010
Dear Vince,In the next few weeks, you will have to choose sides. Who will you back: doctors, public health...
Politics
20 September 2010
The crisisSocial democracy, as we have come to understand it, has become unaffordable. The recession has merely brought...
UK Politics
12 May 2010
If you discussed the election with me just before polling day, you will be able to verify my claim; if not, you will...
Politics
29 April 2010
Good morning. Here is the news for 24 May. Britain has a new Prime Minister. Talks between Labour and the Liberal...
UK Politics
02 April 2010
Could Gordon Brown still be Prime Minister at the end of this year? Six months ago, the mere suggestion seemed fanciful...
UK Politics
30 December 2009
Get real, Labour optimists
Law
26 November 2009
Hung parliaments are often predicted but they seldom happen. Nineteen general elections have been held in the past 80...
UK Politics
11 November 2009
Electoral reformers looking for a hero to celebrate should steer away from the Liberal Democrats, despite their...
International Politics
30 October 2008
This is the 13th presidential campaign I have followed, as a teenager and as an adult, and the only previous campaign...
Politics
19 March 2007
The divided mood among Labour MPs matches that of party members on a number of key issues. On Trident, there is little...
UK Politics
23 October 2006
As any sports star will testify, change the rules and you change the way the game is played. Defenders and strikers...
UK Politics
09 May 2005
Two central truths dominate the result of the general election. The first is that Labour has won its third consecutive...
Politics
19 January 2004
Voters are overwhelmingly opposed to the government's proposals for top-up fees. An exclusive YouGov poll for the New...
UK Politics
12 May 2003
Credit where it's due: for once the Conservatives played like champions before this month's elections. In public, they...

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