08 January 1999
No 3559 Set by George Cowley "If there is one thing worse than a fuzzy intellectual, it is a focused one," said John...
Politics
01 January 1999
"Daddy, that Mr Mandelson is a very wicked man, isn't he?" "Yes, my son, very wicked indeed. He's done wrong." "So many...
01 January 1999
Whelan and dealin' The greatest political upset so far for the government occurred two days before Christmas, when the...
01 January 1999
Christmas Eve Never glad, confident morning again. What a falling off was there, from this to this. Oh fie. Posterity...
01 January 1999
Moral Evasions (Centre for Policy Studies, 0171-222 4488, £7.50) by David Selbourne, author of The Principle of Duty,...
01 January 1999
The general's near neighbours seemed underwhelmed at the prospect of his arrival. "There are supposed to be Russian...
01 January 1999
While I can only applaud Christina Lamb's call to liberate us from our Trappist attitudes to the Tube ("You must be mad...
01 January 1999
Why is Cristina Odone (18 December) so obsessed with sex? She informs us that "yes, I admit it - I've been quoted as...
01 January 1999
Francis Beckett ("The myth of John Smith the loser", 11 December) is right to say that the people in charge of Labour's...
01 January 1999
If Anna Freeman (Letters, 11 December) means by agnosticism "believing that we cannot know whether God exists", then I...
01 January 1999
No 3558 Set by John Digby We asked for revealing excerpts from the young lives of famous fictional characters. Report...
Politics
18 December 1998
Pensions is one of those subjects that sees British public debate at its worst. It belongs, alongside the Schleswig-...
18 December 1998
Tuesday I am just finishing a note to Dr Jack, detailing the political objectives of my proposed Minnesota visit, when...
18 December 1998
Saddam's sideshow Western pronouncements on Iraq reached a threatening and decisive note (again), as the UN ordered...
18 December 1998
British Constitutional Revolution: challenges for the English regions (Centre for Reform, Dean Bradley House, 52...

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