Diary

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2 July 2005 12:00 am

The services now lack a political or media constituency

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25 June 2005 12:00 am

No mother-in-law is a heroine to her son-in-law, except mine

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18 June 2005 12:00 am

Just back from a weekend in Venice, attending the Biennale

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11 June 2005 12:00 am

The joys of Shaftesbury - the town that Thatcherism missed

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4 June 2005 12:00 am

Has something gone disastrously awry with the nation’s young women?

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28 May 2005 12:00 am

Visiting the multi-coloured swap shop that is the municipal dump

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21 May 2005 12:00 am

Celebrating Rada’s hundred-year anniversary

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14 May 2005 12:00 am

The trouble with country life is that it is so unhealthy

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7 May 2005 12:00 am

It will not be too long before Britain faces the same obesity problems as America

Diary

30 April 2005 12:00 am

We are winning back the buggy vote

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23 April 2005 12:00 am

So much time on the hustings, not enough time with my mistress

Diary

16 April 2005 12:00 am

Rejected by publishers, trumped by seagulls? time to go on the razzle

Diary

9 April 2005 12:00 am

This election is a swindle. It is a fraud on the electorate.

Diary

2 April 2005 12:00 am

The solution to a problem which has foxed the finest political minds for many years

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26 March 2005 12:00 am

Introducing the Grundys to 'The Spirit of Sissinghurst'

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19 March 2005 12:00 am

The perfect 80th birthday present for the woman who has everything

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12 March 2005 12:00 am

Diaries are the most difficult things to write

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5 March 2005 12:00 am

Our sense of outrage has become blunted

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26 February 2005 12:00 am

It's time the Academy gave the Oscar nod to Martin Scorsese

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19 February 2005 12:00 am

Has Dame Edna become Graham Norton?

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12 February 2005 12:00 am

How long will it be before we move on from hunting to fishing

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5 February 2005 12:00 am

Our soaps are a credit to our national temperament

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29 January 2005 12:00 am

Critics want to be loved, like everyone else

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22 January 2005 12:00 am

People can take umbrage at the most peculiar things

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15 January 2005 12:00 am

The price of Liberty is eternal fingerprinting.