Politics

28. 11. 2008
All sorts of things about the Pre-Budget Report are to be wholeheartedly welcomed – not least the Labour Party's re-discovery of the moral case for redistribution – or 'fairness', as they choose to describe it. Hang on in there a little bit longer, and they’ll soon re-discover...
Politics
29. 04. 2008
Writing entirely in my personal capacity (ie without any Government, charitable or business hat on), I am bound to say that nothing I have heard over the last few weeks has in any way diminished my sense of horror at the prospect of Boris as Mayor of London. He may well be a...
Politics
28. 03. 2008
I blame London’s taxi-drivers personally. How else can one possibly explain the lead over Ken Livingstone that Boris Johnson has apparently taken in the polls for the London Mayoral Election? On the rare occasions that I have to endure a ride with a garrulous cabbie, any...
Politics
12. 02. 2008
Politicians must be finding it harder and harder to work out in the wider sustainability agenda what still falls in the ‘loony’ category (as climate change once did) and what now falls in the ‘emerging and increasingly mainstream’ category – which they better get their heads...
12. 09. 2007
Politicians have always seized on particular instances to build swingeing generalisations about the state of society as a whole. For instance, I have a rather vague memory of what I think was described as “the war of Jennifer’s ear”, where whoever was in opposition at the time...
Crime, Politics