The danger of Melanie Phillips

Published in the Jewish Chronicle It is an unwritten rule of my trade that you do not attack a colleague: dog doesn?t eat dog. We?re meant to show our teeth only to those in power, not humble scribblers like ourselves. … Continued

Published by: The Jewish Chronicle

March of the Scots

Why the break up of the UK would be a mistake for London Published in the Evening Standard A political earthquake is still possible, but if it doesn't come, Britain is about to be ruled by a Scot. Gordon Brown … Continued

Published by: The Guardian

Ken apologises for slavery

Published in the Evening Standard Well, at least we now know he can apologise. For a while, Ken Livingstone seemed to have inherited a speech impediment from the Fonz, the hero of the 1970s sitcom Happy Days, who was physically … Continued

Published by: The Guardian

Watch out for the new poll tax

Published in the Evening Standard When Americans speak of an issue that’s too hot to handle, they call it “the third rail”: like the power cable on a train line, you only have to touch it to die. In Britain … Continued

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The arts are humming

Published in the Evening Standard f the weather turns fine, expect Tony Blair to pop up at the Met Office, explaining how his ten years at Number Ten have created more sunshine than in the dark days before 1997. That … Continued

Published by: The Guardian