Ideas
24 July 2006
Shit happens. Life throws emotional, physical and professional crises at all of us. Naturally, some lives are more...
Economics
03 July 2006
In the Asterix stories, Chief Vitalstatistix is afraid that the sky will fall on his head tomorrow. Fortunately for him...
Culture
22 May 2006
"Ask yourself if you are happy," John Stuart Mill wrote, "and you cease to be so." If Mill was right - and he was -...
Politics
10 April 2006
"Since even quite common men have souls," wrote R H Tawney, "no increase in material wealth will compensate them for...
UK Politics
09 January 2006
We are back, then, in the bracing climate of three-party politics. I don't mean the Liberal Democrats, of course: for...
UK Politics
26 September 2005
Gordon Brown is an impatient man whom fate has condemned to wait. As a 16-year-old, he was made to lie still for months...
Politics
20 June 2005
A favoured definition of a management consultant is someone who borrows your watch, tells you the time, then charges...
International Politics
30 May 2005
Work is getting a bad press. British workers, it seems, are stressed out, chained to their desks and made to work until...
UK Politics
09 May 2005
The Liberal Democrats have long memories. "We've been clawing our way uphill since 1988," said Lord Goodhart, a party...
Politics
02 May 2005
And so the election descends to the playground. Having lost on tax and spending, scored an own goal on immigration and...
Politics
25 April 2005
Immigration has ignited two segments of the electorate: columnists and leader-writers. Across the spectrum of opinion,...
UK Politics
18 April 2005
The day MG Rover finally imploded could have been even worse for Labour. The Bank of England's Monetary Policy...
Ideas
28 March 2005
Ah, spring. The lark is in song, the daffodils are in bloom and "the most sexually explicit film ever" is on general...
UK Politics
28 March 2005
On the face of it, we should be the most highly skilled nation in the world. Just look at the task forces, institutions...
UK Politics
28 February 2005
It is a depressing, defining moment. The rejection by Ruth Kelly, the Education Secretary, of a diploma for all 14- to...

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