Iraq war

Katharine Gun: the spy who tried to stop the Iraq war

14 September 2019 9:00 am

How Katharine Gun tried to stop the Iraq war

Who’s to blame for Jeremy Corbyn? Step forward, Tony Blair

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Alastair Campbell once famously punched the Guardian’s Michael White in the face. A commendable thing to do, undoubtedly, as Mr…

Honey-glazed rural whimsy: Laura Donnelly (Caitlin) and Paddy Considine (Quinn) in Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman

A good show but some way short of a classic: Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman reviewed

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Jez Butterworth’s new play The Ferryman is set in Armagh in 1981. Quinn, a former terrorist, has swapped the armed…

Nympho with a bus pass: Juliet Stevenson as Gertrude

The textual omissions and misreadings could fill a small book: Almeida’s Hamlet reviewed

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Hamlet was probably written sometime between 1599 and 1602. The Almeida’s new version opens with a couple of security guards…

Shell-shocked and war-weary, but Dubai was no escape

3 November 2016 9:00 am

Dubai gave no respite to Wendell Steavenson

George Galloway is terrific in this meticulous demolition of Tony Blair

10 September 2016 9:00 am

I had been wondering where Gorgeous George Galloway might pop up next. Defenestrated from his seat in Bradford West, humiliated…

War Porn: a novel of the Iraq war that rewards repeated rereading

6 August 2016 9:00 am

In the first year or so of the Iraq occupation — or ‘big Army goatfuck’, as it is not quite…

Of course Tony Blair made a ‘secret deal’. That’s what good PMs do

23 July 2016 9:00 am

As a founder member of the Guild of Blair-Bashers, someone who reacted strongly against him from our first encounter at…

Athenians understood public trust – even if we don’t

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Tony Blair has excused himself for the Iraq war by saying that he did what he believed was right. But…

Brexit, George Osborne, and the art of post-factual politics

28 May 2016 9:00 am

The Chancellor and PM are using every dirty trick in the Blairite book to win a Remain vote

Obama’s wrong. Americans should back Brexit – and so should you

12 March 2016 9:00 am

President Obama thinks it’s in all our interests for you to remain part of the EU. This is why he’s wrong

The Jodrell Bank Observatory (Photo: Getty)

You can’t forget what Will Self says - even if you wish you could

28 November 2015 9:00 am

It lasted for just a few seconds but was such a graphic illustration of the statistics behind the bombing campaign…

The Baroque composer who was a world music pioneer

19 September 2015 8:00 am

On Private Passions this week the writer Amitav Ghosh gave us a refreshingly different version of what has become a…

Forget Chilcot. Here’s the inquiry we really need

5 September 2015 9:00 am

What we really need is an inquiry into why so many of us are so eager to support ‘humanitarian’ wars

Jeremy Corbyn’s debt to Silvio Berlusconi

15 August 2015 9:00 am

I’m going off Jeremy Corbyn. He seems more and more pleased with himself by the minute. But I understand why…

Mercenaries could transform the fight against Isis – if we let them

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Private military contractors have done wonders against Boko Haram. They could against Isis, too

We Are Many reviewed: does anyone think this anti-Iraq War film will change anything?

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Big-screen documentaries never change the world. Blackfish has not shortened the queues to see maltreated killer whales leap through hoops…

The populist outsider who really could beat Hillary Clinton (clue: it’s not Elizabeth Warren)

4 April 2015 9:00 am

 Washington DC   Bored American reporters are pining for a Democratic primary challenger to step up against Hillary Clinton in…

Tony Judt: a man of paradox who made perfect sense

7 February 2015 9:00 am

Tony Judt was not only a great historian, he was also a great essayist and commentator on international politics. Few…

Will Marti Pellow attract enough tipsy hen parties to Evita to flog all 18,000 seats?

4 October 2014 9:00 am

Tim and Andy are back. Their monster hit Evita opens the fully refurbed and re-primped Dominion Theatre, which is built…

The Birmingham ‘Trojan Horse plot’ is — like WMD — a neocon fantasy

14 June 2014 9:00 am

I can remember where I was when Colin Powell presented to the United Nations his evidence for the existence of…

After Saddam

9 March 2013 9:00 am

‘The problem is why,’ said the health project officer of a British charity working in the marshlands of southern Iraq…