Voices
08 January 2013
Outbursts of fury, politicised and scalpel sharp.
Politics
18 September 2008
When I first met David Cameron, when he was contesting the leadership of the Conservative Party, I was immediately...
Law
03 July 2008
"We are the world. We are the children. We are the ones who make a brighter day," sang that well-known lover of...
UK Politics
20 September 2007
There was a time when almost everyone said that Tony Blair would be a very hard act to follow. They were wrong. Gordon...
Religion
30 August 2007
What does that Richard Dawkins really know about “the enemies of reason”? Has he met my friends? I sat watching his...
Society
16 August 2007
Taken from The New Statesman 18 December 1987 Twenty years ago, at the height of Thatcherism, the miniskirt made a...
UK Politics
07 May 2007
Where you end up depends on where you start. The mantra of the Blair decade should have been education, education,...
UK Politics
25 April 2005
  As you would expect, I am sitting in a shrine to Diana. There are loads where I live. They are called Turkish...
Books
31 January 2005
John Harris could not wait, aged 15, to pledge his formal allegiance to "parliamentary socialism": the Labour Party. By...
Politics
06 December 2004
I couldn't help but judge this book by its cover. Partly because its title is appropriated from Will Hutton's...
Books
01 November 2004
Reading this book made me very nervous. Sure, I was familiar with the caricature of the neoconservatives as a bunch of...
Culture
27 September 2004
So Cherie Blair did good on Richard and Judy. She was warm, earthy and charming. She plugged her book and people took...
Politics
19 July 2004
Would you employ Gordon Brown or Charles Clarke as your childminder? Do you trust them to know what is best for you and...
Culture
28 June 2004
Rereading the Second Wave
Ideas
12 April 2004
Until fairly recently, I thought that the need to black out a room entirely was something to do with the Blitz. I was...

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