UK Politics
24 October 2011
No leader of the opposition in modern times has escaped the sharp arrows of the media. Edward Heath was, according to...
Books
07 October 2011
All Hell Let Loose: the World at War (1939-45) Max HastingsHarperPress, 768pp, £30The Second World War was the most...
Culture
25 July 2011
Memoirs William Rees-MoggHarperPress, 352pp, £30William Rees-Mogg was editor of the Times from 1967 to 1981 in a world...
Books
26 May 2011
Harold Macmillan, "Supermac", was Britain's prime minister from 1957 to 1963. He and Anthony Eden were the...
Culture
07 April 2011
Why is there still no satisfactory life of Winston Churchill? That may seem an odd question to ask. Not only is there...
Books
17 March 2011
Otto von Bismarck was the most powerful figure in European politics between Napoleon and Lenin, and did less harm than...
UK Politics
20 January 2011
In Britain, peacetime coalitions have been based largely on fear - fear of Irish Home Rule in 1895, of "Bolshevism...
Culture
18 November 2010
The Triumph of the Dark is the second volume in Zara Steiner's gargantuan history of international relations between...
Politics
21 September 2010
If there is one policy with which the Liberal Democrats are identified in the minds of the public, it is electoral...
UK Politics
12 August 2010
Clement Attlee remains the enigma of British 20th-century history. In 2004, a group of academics rated him the greatest...
Books
26 July 2010
Just over 70 years ago, on 18 June 1940, an unknown brigadier general, who had escaped to Britain from France,...
Culture
17 June 2010
In his 1975 book The Road to 1945, Paul Addison described how the British people appeared, for a tantalisingly brief...
UK Politics
24 May 2010
"If I am to die, I would rather die fighting on the left," said David Lloyd George when, in 1931, he...
UK Politics
12 May 2010
The conventions governing a hung parliament have been published for the first time in a cabinet manual drawn up by Gus...
Books
26 April 2010
A hundred years ago, we seemed about to witness the strange death, not of Liberal England, as George Dangerfield...

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