Lifestyle
13 September 2007
Next time Gordon Brown is addressing the unlovely subject of Britishness he should think "mini-roundabouts". Is there...
Music and Performance
13 December 2004
By the time you read this the Yuletide television adverts may be starting to grate. Which blameless carols have the...
Culture
06 December 2004
Now I know what it's like to be a mink attacked by a parent swan. At the Almeida theatre, as I sat in a puddle of...
UK Politics
05 April 2004
Unkind souls said that one remark sure never to be heard was: "Sir Geoffrey's in sparkling form again tonight." Then...
UK Politics
29 March 2004
At No 10 on Wednesday mornings, when Tony Blair summons his team to prepare for Prime Minister's Questions, I wonder if...
UK Politics
22 March 2004
''American troops are to be armed with a stun gun that uses a baby's high-pitched scream," reports the Daily Mail. Even...
UK Politics
02 February 2004
Often politicians are described as "bare-faced" (as in "bare-faced liar"). It's true. There are pitifully few...
UK Politics
20 October 2003
One of the many reasons to love the Conservative Party is its commitment to politics as a public entertainment. Those...
Politics
06 October 2003
One of the better wheezes at party conference time used to be strol-ling the corridors of the conference hotel mid-...
Politics
30 September 2002
Clare Short's bold stance on the Iraq question may be many things, but on a local level it is good politics. The...
Politics
02 September 2002
It was almost like old times on page two of the Sunday Telegraph last weekend. "Blair is urged to sack 'disastrous'...
Politics
29 July 2002
First, it was Peter who was tipped to replace Sir Christopher. Then No 10's Jonathan, brother of Lord P (another...
Culture
24 June 2002
Maybe the letter went something like this: "Dear Ms Boycott: Thank you for your expression of interest in chairing our...
UK Politics
17 June 2002
If only Dan Corry had gone out for a wet lunch with workmates. Instead, Stephen Byers's adviser sat soberly tap-tap-...
Politics
13 May 2002
London was the one city where the Tories had a real surge in this month's local government elections. And London was...

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