25 March 2010
Much of Anthony Barnett's "Hang 'em" (NS Essay, 22 March) is so absurd that it is hard to believe that the...
11 March 2010
On Andrew Rawnsley
25 February 2010
Rawnsley is wrong
10 December 2009
Why I'm a PR convert
07 May 2009
On Paddy Ashdown
26 March 2009
It is, or ought to be, impossible to read The Spirit Level without feeling ashamed to discover that almost all the...
25 September 2008
Perhaps God is not a Conservative, after all. Providence has provided a second chance for Gordon Brown to do what he...
15 May 2008
All that can be said, in consolation, is that we know why Labour is so unpopular. A swath of policies has offended or...
27 September 2007
I spent Monday afternoon in the Millbank studios of the BBC commenting - with Iain Duncan Smith as my opposite number...
11 December 2006
Orchha, for 200 years capital of the Bundela Rajputs and their kingdom, is on the fringes of the tourist map. But the...
24 April 2006
Oswald Mosley is such a repul- sive and ridiculous figure, it is easy to forget that, for one brief moment in his...
NS Essay -'Meritocracy is no substitute for equality. By definition it provides ''escape routes'' for only a minority of the population. What is more, without greater equality it does not even extend the mobility which Tony Blair claims is the object of h
06 February 2006
On 23 December 2005 Martin Kettle - a usually thoughtful Guardian columnist who makes no secret of his support for Tony...
NS Essay - 'The importance of loyalty to an idea is not just a matter of personal conscience. It is a requirement of genuine democracy'
11 July 2005
At first I thought it best to let the Prime Minister's rebuke pass without comment. I had been so persistent a critic...
02 May 2005
At times of external threat - real or imaginary - governments of uncertain principle always find it necessary to...
24 May 2004
Any author who aspires to recount the history of organised labour from the Black Death in 1348 to the introduction of...