08 January 1999
Saturday I am lying low at home, depressed and hoping like hell not to get a call from Bird Island, or wherever The...
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...
18 December 1998
Peter Wilby tells us that since 1992 the news agenda has been dominated by royalty, the sex lives of politicians,...
Books
18 December 1998
Fiction John Banville: The Untouchable (Picador, £5.99) Emmanuel Carrere: Class Trip, translated by Linda Coverdale (...
18 December 1998
No 3557 Set by John O'Byrne You were asked for business euphemisms for 1999. Report by Ms de Meaner It's true: we...
Politics
18 December 1998
Pensions is one of those subjects that sees British public debate at its worst. It belongs, alongside the Schleswig-...

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