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The cost of Brown’s indecision

22 October 2007 8:02

The Guardian this morning reveals that the election that never was cost the Labour party about  £1 million with poster…

The latest on the row over The Independent’s lack of independence

21 October 2007 23:40

Coffee House’s scoop about how The Independent reprinted in its pages a Foreign Office talking points on the EU Treaty with…

John Howard stumbles in Australian election debate

21 October 2007 23:30

John Howard and Kevin Rudd went head-to-head tonight in the only leader’s debate of the Australian election. Most commentators are…

Why we need to look again at our abortion laws

21 October 2007 17:20

Anyone who thinks that our abortion laws–or to be more precise, how they are interpreted—don’t need looking at should read…

Backs against the wall stuff

21 October 2007 11:43

Does politics imitate rugby? I just heard Martin Corry on Sky saying how England pulled itself together midway through the…

Neighbours

21 October 2007 1:47

Hilarious insights from Anthony Seldon, a Blair biographer, in his new book which looks at the tumultuous final year of…

Pay them and they will come

21 October 2007 1:39

A perennial problem in politics is whether you pay miscreants to behave if the cost of treating them is higher.…

A moral nation?

20 October 2007 16:47

Under the arresting headline “Wanted: a national culture”, The Times carries an extract from the Chief Rabbi’s new book. Here’s…

Opera lives

20 October 2007 10:37

Anyone tempted to think that opera might be a dying art only had to be at the Grand Theatre in…

A brewing Clinton scandal

19 October 2007 19:04

The gloves are coming off in the US presidential race. Today, Rudy Giuliani’s team labelled Mitt Romney a Hillary Clinton…

England expects

19 October 2007 16:01

Trafalgar Square, today.

Alan Coren RIP

19 October 2007 13:27

Alan Coren, who has just died after a long illness, was one of the finest comic writers of the past…

It’s official: Elder children are smarter

19 October 2007 11:51

Time magazine has a very fun story in this week’s issue about the importance of birth order. Apparently, elder children…

Why can’t the people have their say?

19 October 2007 8:33

On the Today programme this morning David Miliband contended that there was no need for the referendum that Labour promised…

Then there were nine

18 October 2007 21:36

As the New Hampshire primary and the Iowa caucuses grow ever closer, the 2008 nominating contests are heating up. Today,…

Can John Howard pull it out?

18 October 2007 21:06

John Howard has been trailing in the polls for months and time finally seemed to be up for the Australian…

How independent is The Independent?

18 October 2007 16:14

With wearying predictability The Independent splashes today on “10 Myths about the EU Treaty” – and prints a rebuttal of…

We can’t go on like this

18 October 2007 15:32

Last Friday, I was invited on the radio to have a go at Kelvin MacKenzie who attacked Scotland’s welfare dependency…

The Independent–surely shome mistake?

18 October 2007 15:17

With wearying predictability The Independent splashes today on “10 Myths about the Reform Treaty” – and prints a rebuttal of…

More signs of progress in Iraq

18 October 2007 13:10

Obviously, the vote in the Turkish Parliament yesterday authorising incursions into northern Iraq to combat Kurdish terrorists threatens to undercut…

They haven’t gone away

18 October 2007 11:55

David Ignatius’s column today on the dangers of a nuclear attack by al Qaeda is absolutely essential reading. Ignatius, who…

And they’re off

18 October 2007 8:43

Nick Clegg scores the endorsement of the most impressive Lib Dem in public life, Paddy Ashdown, this morning. Writing in…

Why Bush isn’t wrong about Iran

17 October 2007 21:51

“So I’ve told people that if you’re interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be…

Would you guess they are related?

17 October 2007 16:19

It is hard to think of two more different politicians than Dick Cheney and Barack Obama. But it turns out…

Miliband’s constitutional muddle

17 October 2007 15:35

Glutton for punishment that I am, I watched all of the Commons European Scrutiny Committee’s cross-examination of David Miliband on…