Hugo Rifkind

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18 March 2008 12:00 am

Giving the Olympics to the Chinese was an act of cynical genius: a stick to beat them with

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5 March 2008 12:00 am

If it's good that Harry was fighting the Taleban, why are we queasy when Israel fights Hamas?

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6 February 2008 12:00 am

‘Sleaze’ is such a nasty word. How much nicer to call it ‘anti-parliamentary activity’

Shared Opinions

23 January 2008 12:00 am

Hugo Rifkind in support of identity cards

It occurs to me that, with all this stress, Gordon may be having the time of his life

9 January 2008 12:00 am

The assumption, of course, is that Gordon Brown isn’t having much fun.

Watching Lost and Heroes has compelled me to confront great philosophical issues

12 December 2007 12:47 pm

Hugo Rifkind on his internet TV habit

Freedom of speech is a foggy issue with no absolutes — and that’s sort of the point

28 November 2007 12:00 am

What Griffin, Irving, Blair and the teacher in the Sudan tell us about free speech

If Dave were a plumber, he’d launch a policy review on your broken boiler

14 November 2007 12:00 am

If he was a plumber, though, what manner of plumber would David Cameron be? The Tory leader, summoned via the…

In Dostoevsky time, you worry about stuff like heavy swing doors and Britishness

31 October 2007 5:29 pm

Hugo Rifkind wonders why the Russians are so much more passionate about being Russian than the British are about being British

By the time they stop being mad, politicians are the right age for the House

17 October 2007 4:18 pm

This is a column about the reform of the House of Lords. I have a hunch it might not look…

The Tory conference made me feel like Simon Callow in Four Weddings and a Funeral

3 October 2007 2:40 pm

Hugo Rifkind on the party conference season

To understand Gordon’s ‘Big Tent’, imagine its inhabitants trying to put a tent up

19 September 2007 5:08 pm

Why does Gordon Brown have a ‘big tent’?

Our present fear of Chinese products masks our real fear of China — a swelling Other

5 September 2007 1:49 pm

How on earth did they get them through customs? ‘Oi! You there! Chinese-looking fellow! What we got here, then? Ah. Toy soldiers, is it? Chewable? No? Oh dear.

I came so close to the ignominy of being killed by a giraffe

22 August 2007 2:56 pm

You will have smirked. Shame on you, but you will. Yet reluctantly, and out of respect for the recently deceased, I intend to tread lightly over the story of the Australian pet collector killed earlier this week by her own overamorous camel.

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25 July 2007 2:23 pm

After all the television fakeries, I am even beginning to doubt that

The pirates of Glastonbury forced me to consider the wisdom of crowds

28 June 2007 9:25 am

The pirates of Glastonbury forced me to consider the wisdom of crowds

As an expat Scot, I know how Scottish

2 May 2007 3:33 pm

There is a thing that many Scots do when they meet with other Scots. They start to sound more Scottish.