The Week

Diary

2 November 2002 12:00 am

The editor of The Times realises you can tell a lot about a politician from the way he treats bananas

Feedback

2 November 2002 12:00 am

Readers respond to recent articles published in The Spectator and pose questions to the editor of The Spectator.co.uk

Portrait of the Week

26 October 2002 12:00 am

A speedy round-up of the week's news

GO TO BLAZES

26 October 2002 12:00 am

Go to blazes: the time may have come for a privatised fire service

This firemen’s strike is a climacteric moment for Tony Blair’s government

26 October 2002 12:00 am

This firemen's strike is a climacteric moment for Tony Blair's government

Diary

26 October 2002 12:00 am

The author finds himself mistaken for a Cambridge Don and included on the Catalan national curriculum

Portrait of the Week

19 October 2002 12:00 am

A speedy round-up of the week's news

LIE, LIE AND LIE AGAIN

19 October 2002 12:00 am

Lie, lie and lie again: In Iraq or in Ireland there is no better way to distance yourself from citizens than by ignoring their vote

Blair is now fighting the Tories on their own turf. Can they fight back?

19 October 2002 12:00 am

Blair is now fighting the Tories on their own turf. Can they fight back?

Diary

19 October 2002 12:00 am

The Polecat deals with his potential expulsion from the Tory party by cultivating his communist plot

Portrait of the Week

12 October 2002 12:00 am

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

END THE CHARADE

12 October 2002 12:00 am

End the charade: for Sinn Fein, politics is the continuation of war by other means

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…