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Watch that man

9 May 2007 18:28

Last Friday, flanked by rows of books and the Blutack-flecked walls of the children’s section of Brixton Library, against a…

Cameron’s guru speaks

9 May 2007 14:42

‘Radically pragmatic, rather than dogmatic’, is the way Oliver Letwin, Conservative head of policy, described the new Tory approach this…

What Tony would like to say

9 May 2007 13:54

Nobody knows what Blair will say tomorrow in his constituency. But this is what he will mean: “People of Sedgefield:…

No kidding

9 May 2007 13:27

Children’s films ought to be at least as much for adults as children and I do get annoyed by those…

The long goodbye

9 May 2007 13:06

Fans of Thatcher’s famous no confidence debate performance shortly before her downfall, will be pleased to note that the same…

How will Blair sign off?

9 May 2007 10:40

Today’s Sun has the scoop on the choreography behind Blair’s resignation as Labour leader. Apparently, he’ll travel up to Sedgefield…

The long and the short of it

9 May 2007 8:53

If, like me, you’re trying to get your head round the radical changes in the online world – and the…

Sarkozy gets pranked

8 May 2007 23:21

Nicolas Sarkozy was taken in by a phone prankster claiming to be the Canadian PM on Sunday night. No damage…

The New Yorker on Banksy

8 May 2007 19:40

This week’s New Yorker has a fascinating profile of the graffiti artist Banky. He’s one of those people you either…

Debatable Polls

8 May 2007 15:53

At 9p.m. last Thursday, while over 15 million American households were tuned in to “Grey’s Anatomy” on ABC, 1.7 million…

Our shameful indifference

8 May 2007 12:48

Peter Hain was on the Today programme this morning doing a victory lap for the resumption of devolution in Northern…

Peace is not about to break out

8 May 2007 12:31

I am amused by much of the coverage of John Reid’s resignation which focuses on the upside for Gordon Brown…

Reshuffle, Kerfuffle

8 May 2007 11:33

Melissa Kite’s story in the Sunday Telegraph about a coming Tory reshuffle has ruffled feathers. This morning, via the indispensable…

Paralysis at Holyrood?

8 May 2007 10:48

The Scottish Parliament is often reported by London newsreaders as a proxy for Scottish public opinion. In truth, it’s an…

The quiet dignity of the McCanns

8 May 2007 8:33

There can be no nightmare greater than the one the McCanns are currently living through. Throughout this Bank Holiday weekend…

From black sheep of the family to president

7 May 2007 18:06

Tonight isn’t the first time that the Queen and George W. Bush have broken bread together at the White House.…

How good is Tony Blair’s French?

7 May 2007 17:00

Tony Blair’ send his congratulations–or should that be félicitations–to Nicolas Sarkozy.

Rain, glorious rain

7 May 2007 15:01

I don’t mean to diss the recent sunshine, but hasn’t the rain today been happy and glorious? An hour ago…

The meaning of life

7 May 2007 14:55

Andrew Ferguson is one of America’s most accomplished conservative writers, but he is barely known here. That’s a pity because…

How Sarko will cause trouble for Brown and Cameron

7 May 2007 10:53

Nicolas Sarkozy is going to cause problems for both Gordon Brown and David Cameron. The headache for Cameron, as Matt…

The Gordfather

7 May 2007 8:42

“Barzini’s dead. So is Phillip Tattaglia — Moe Greene — Strachi — Cuneo — Today I settle all Family business.”…

Sarkozy’s message to France

6 May 2007 20:13

Truly extraordinary scenes at the Salle Gaveau in the eighth arrondissement of Paris tonight. Shortly after the official exit polls announcing…

Sarko, le Président

6 May 2007 19:20

It’s official: Sarkozy has won, probably by around 53.5%-46.5%. In the earliest ever concession speech in a French election, it…

The latest buzz on Reid’s resignation

6 May 2007 19:14

The latest Westminster gossip: he was told by Gordon Brown he wouldn’t be Home Secretary or Foreign Secretary—the only acceptable…

France’s only hope for reform triumphs

6 May 2007 17:48

It is now almost certain that Nicolas Sarkozy has been elected France’s next president, in a stunning victory for the…