British politics

British politics

6 March 2007

Lib Dems: riding the waves of anti-political cynicism

Devoid of any real constituency or purpose, the 'third force' in British politics only succeeds when the big parties fail.

2 March 2007

These Lilliputians make even Prescott look like a fat-gutted Gulliver

Read Mick Hume, in The Times (London), on the contest for the deputy leadership of the UK Labour Party.

28 February 2007

No, the Conservatives still can’t win an election

...but New Labour could lose against Cameron’s Not-the-Tory-Party.

20 February 2007

Shooting down the myth of the ‘gun culture’

For all the hysterical claims about ‘teen gun gangs’ holding whole suburbs hostage, gun crime in Britain remains very rare.

19 February 2007

Just another brick in the wall?

Lynsey Hanley’s book Estates: An Intimate History titillates the Guardian-reading class’s fascination with a poor and excluded ‘underclass’.

19 February 2007

Steering the debate in the wrong direction

For a government whose transport policy is to punish motorists, the 1.5million who signed a petition against road-pricing are a political pollutant.

15 February 2007

The road to nowhere

Amid all the honking about congestion charges and anti-road pricing petitions, Britain's need for more roads is not even on the political map.

15 February 2007

Everyone loves Dopey Dave

David Cameron's schoolboy drug-taking appeals to those immature enough to still believe that smoking dope is rebellious.

13 February 2007

Peckham: a suburb apart?

Claims that the South London district is a ‘war zone’ are wide of the mark, though residents recognise their lives could be far better.

8 February 2007

A tale of two panics

Why are we in less of a flap about bird flu now that it has arrived in Britain than we were 18 months ago when it was a ‘spectre’ in Asia?