The Week

Diary

12 October 2002 12:00 am

The writer goes in search of Alexander the Great, but only finds Withnail and I

Jack Straw must come clean about his role in the Jeremy Thorpe scandal

12 October 2002 12:00 am

Jack Straw must come clean about his role in the Jeremy Thorpe scandal

Portrait of the Week

5 October 2002 12:00 am

A speedy round-up of the week's news Ê

BLAIR’S PFI RIP-OFF

5 October 2002 12:00 am

Blair's PFI rip-off: PFI exposes the taxpayer to corporate greed without dismantling state monopolies

Diary

5 October 2002 12:00 am

Just like a normal day at the office - the editor of The Mirror immerses himself in backbiting, hypocrisy, self-interest and amorality at the conference

Portrait of the Week

28 September 2002 12:00 am

The government published its long-awaited dossier on Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. It claimed that he has the capability…

STICK WITH THE UN

28 September 2002 12:00 am

‘I am in no doubt,’ said the Prime Minister in last Tuesday’s debate in the House of Commons, ‘that the…

Almost as striking as the Tory silence – the total incoherence of the Labour Left

28 September 2002 12:00 am

One of the most important political developments of the last ten years has been the abject failure of the Labour…

Diary

28 September 2002 12:00 am

In the electronic age, a social disease is a virus you get from your email correspondents. And often from one-night…

Ancient and Modern

28 September 2002 12:00 am

It is 150 years since Manchester opened the first public lending library in Britain, but the idea of library is…

Portrait of the Week

21 September 2002 12:00 am

The House of Commons was recalled for a day’s debate on 24 September on the approaching war against Iraq, but…

AXE SECTION 28

21 September 2002 12:00 am

Millions of people are yearning for the Tory party to get its act together and provide a more audible opposition.…

As the Tories prepare to fight each other, New Labour braces itself for war

21 September 2002 12:00 am

Political reporters always overstate the power of personality in politics. Meanwhile, we understate or entirely overlook other factors. We are…

Diary

21 September 2002 12:00 am

I shall call him the Unknown Afghan Hero. The BBC footage of the assassination attempt on Hamid Karzai showed a…

Portrait of the Week

14 September 2002 12:00 am

Mr Tony Blair, the Prime Minister, lent his support to President George Bush of the United States in preparing for…

BOTTOM INSPECTORS

14 September 2002 12:00 am

Children, to judge by school exam results, just keep on getting cleverer. But in the inexorable rise of official literary…

Diary

14 September 2002 12:00 am

I can’t imagine why people claim to enjoy camping. Before the trip – a six-week overland slog through southern Africa…

In the past the unions have turned on Labour prime ministers. They are winding up to do so again

14 September 2002 12:00 am

Blackpool For the last 20 years the annual TUC conference has occupied a subsidiary role in the political season. During…

Ancient and Modern

14 September 2002 12:00 am

It is, apparently, a problem for many males that when they retire they feel dissatisfied because ‘society’ does not value…

Ancient and Modern

7 September 2002 12:00 am

The media have been collectively tut-tutting over the mindless mob that gathered to abuse a woman held on bail over…

Portrait of the Week

7 September 2002 12:00 am

Mr Tony Blair, the Prime Minister, said at a press conference in Sedgefield that a dossier on Iraq’s chemical, biological…

AMERICA’S DUTY

7 September 2002 12:00 am

Saddam Hussein is a dangerous and evil man, and the world would be a better and safer place if he…

Politics

7 September 2002 12:00 am

This being the first anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, I feel that prudence requires anyone writing…

Will Brown do to Blair what Macmillan did to Eden at Suez?

7 September 2002 12:00 am

The greatest part of the Blair premiership has been notable for its sideways, crablike movements. Even on the occasions when…

Portrait of the Week

31 August 2002 12:00 am

Mr Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, called for a written constitution for the European Union; but in a speech to…