Society
26 March 2007
Prime Minister Tony Blair's public apology for Britain's involvement in the African slave trade is only part of our...
Europe
09 October 2006
Washington's decision to abandon the US military base at Keflavík from 1 October may reflect George W Bush's belief...
UK Politics
25 September 2006
"No mandate for a system shift," declared the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet, and there was little doubt about it. The...
Politics
11 September 2006
If you are one of those who believe that British trade unions are hostile to free markets and wedded to the tired old...
Politics
11 September 2006
For nine days in May 1926, Britain experienced the most dramatic industrial dispute in its history. Nearly two million...
UK Politics
26 June 2006
Last week's revelation in this magazine of the young Tony Blair's gushing letter to his party leader, Michael Foot, in...
Politics
19 June 2006
Tony Blair loves to portray himself as an impatient moderniser, keen to transform the "old" Labour movement...
International Politics
26 September 2005
Deregulation and privatisation, free trade, low taxes, labour-market flexibility and low public spending - these are...
Politics
05 May 2003
The antics of anti-globalisation protesters, rather than traditional labour movements celebrating workers in struggle,...
Politics
10 March 2003
It is perhaps a sign of the times that no cabinet minister will address the tenth-anniversary conference of Unions 21...
North America
03 March 2003
''They should have bombed New York, not the natives on those islands. A few bombs in the guts of them will do all the...
UK Politics
09 December 2002
It may be hard to believe that our "iron" Chancellor of the Exchequer could have written a book such as this, even...
Business
25 November 2002
As Britain's employers gather in Manchester for their annual conference, we can expect to hear their usual whinge about...
Politics
18 November 2002
It wasn't what the unions were expecting. Sir George Bain, head of the government-appointed independent review of the...
Politics
23 September 2002
Sweden's Social Democrats have won yet another general election, confirming their position as the most successful...

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