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...
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...
30 August 2007
What does that Richard Dawkins really know about “the enemies of reason”? Has he met my friends? I sat watching his...
16 August 2007
Taken from The New Statesman 18 December 1987 Twenty years ago, at the height of Thatcherism, the miniskirt made a...
07 May 2007
Where you end up depends on where you start. The mantra of the Blair decade should have been education, education,...
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...
31 January 2005
John Harris could not wait, aged 15, to pledge his formal allegiance to "parliamentary socialism": the Labour Party. By...
06 December 2004
I couldn't help but judge this book by its cover. Partly because its title is appropriated from Will Hutton's...
01 November 2004
Reading this book made me very nervous. Sure, I was familiar with the caricature of the neoconservatives as a bunch of...
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...
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...
28 June 2004
Rereading the Second Wave
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...
01 March 2004
A perfectly packaged would-be feminist.
26 January 2004
There are a lot of stupid people in the world, but Francis Wheen is not one of them. He admirably demonstrates this...