"No vases?" Sam shrieked. "You've got to get out of here. No TV. No privacy. This is a hospital, isn't it?"
19 July 1999
Drugs and vases. For these two things, I have seriously considered abandoning a lifelong principle. I have actually...
Why should we have to like politicians? They are just something we have to put up with, like traffic wardens
21 June 1999
When anyone in politics talks of the enormous respect they have for someone else it usually means they don't actually...
No one is more titillated by the tabloids than those who get all righteous describing, in juicy detail, what they write
07 June 1999
Recently I have been shocked and appalled by the behaviour of certain sections of the press. The sanctimonious...
24 May 1999
So there I was at Cannes and there he was and I could tell just by looking at him that he had done something very bad...
10 May 1999
Margaret Thatcher went to war in a tank, Tony Blair goes to war in an open-necked shirt and black jeans. The Iron Lady'...
26 April 1999
Some years ago when a friend of mine was involved in producing a British version of Wired magazine, he took me out to...
This is a kind of war, with its mud, tears and human misery, that our generation thought had gone for ever
09 April 1999
I am glad that everyone else knows what to think about the war in Kosovo, because I don't. This is probably a terrible...
26 March 1999
One of the worst things Margaret Thatcher ever did, as far as I am concerned, wasn't going to war over the Falklands,...
If feminism has undermined the private lives of Bill Clinton, a few MPs, and the motley crew that is our monarchy, I say "good"
12 March 1999
It's good to be back where you belong. To be put firmly in your place is one of the joys of writing for the New...
I'd rather sacrifice my children to my political beliefs than for the sake of an A-level grade or two
26 February 1999
Another bloody section drops out of my newspaper. What is it? An "East Timor - the new Bali" holiday section? A guide...
On talk-shows the democracy of pain reigns supreme. We may not all be famous, but we have all suffered
12 February 1999
I must say that my life has been much more real since I have been on TV. The man in the corner shop said: "You never...
18 December 1998
A working-class hero is something to be. But only if you like the working class and much of the time I don't. I grew up...