UK Politics
10 May 2004
Critics of the Blairite "project" made a great mistake by accepting - indeed, embracing - the name "old Labour". Our...
Books
01 December 2003
Contempt for philosophy is a defining characteristic of British socialism. Even G D H Cole - an original thinker of a...
Politics
10 November 2003
According to its author, Reform! was written to be enjoyed. I did enjoy it, but cannot imagine it will be the holiday...
Politics
17 March 2003
The misfortune of Anthony Eden is to be remembered, if at all, for the Suez campaign, which began as a squalid...
Books
11 November 2002
Before I reached the end of the first paragraph, I realised that it would be wrong to laugh. The letter was ridiculous...
UK Politics
23 September 2002
It is not only distance that lends enchantment. So it is necessary for me to admit that I feel both affection and...
Books
12 August 2002
It is important not to allow infatuation with the style to prejudice judgement about the substance. Eminent Victorians...
Politics
12 November 2001
Richard Wilson, the cabinet secretary, told the Public Administration Select Committee on 1 November that "what special...
Politics
23 July 2001
There have been moments during the past three weeks when I have almost felt responsible for Labour's four consecutive...
Politics
02 July 2001
The left is on the march. A long hot summer, then a torrid autumn, threatens the new Labour elite who, in a coup d'etat...
Culture
11 June 2001
A couple of weeks ago, the main cartoon in the London Evening Standard was a crude drawing of John Prescott's "battle...
Politics
29 May 2000
Lucy Hutton looked forward to visiting the Dome. The 11-year-old is a weekend swimmer. So she knew that Greenwich...
Ideas
22 January 1999
To Tony Blair, political ideas are less a blueprint by which to govern than weapons in the battle to decide which...

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