21 January 2002
The recent sectarian clashes at Holy Cross school remind me of when we were filming in Northern Ireland. The first...
Politics
17 December 2001
Oliver Cromwell, the man who banned Christmas, is back in vogue. After Simon Schama's elegant TV account of Britain's...
Ideas
27 August 2001
In October last year, Tony Blair circulated a note among his cabinet colleagues entitled "Labour and Britain". "Over...
Politics
25 June 2001
According to sympathetic accounts, the Conservative Party lost the general election because it did not have a "...
Culture
18 June 2001
In an age when it takes six years not to build a national football stadium, the magnificence of the 1851 Great...
Politics
04 June 2001
The days following an election provide a decisive opportunity to reshape Whitehall. In May 1997, Tony Blair appeased...
Society
12 March 2001
Once upon a time, economists advised governments; today, political scientists do. From J M Keynes after the war to...
Politics
22 January 2001
On Saturday 20 January, George W Bush will raise his hand, lock his jaw and hide his trademark smirk to become the 43rd...
Society
08 January 2001
Although it is said Margaret Thatcher had a thing for gay men, one doubts whether she would have seen eye to eye with...
Politics
16 October 2000
Despite the great contribution of Harvey Nichols to Leeds, British cities remain in crisis. From Birmingham to...
Politics
09 October 2000
In the run-up to the 1983 election campaign, Margaret Thatcher discovered "Victorian values". The Victorian age, she...

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