British politics

British politics

15 December 2005

David Cameron and the demise of Conservatism

We now have a non-Tory leading the Conservative Party, to go with our non-Labourite leader of the Labour Party.

15 December 2005

New Toryism: easy listening politics

David Cameron's 'big challenges' get some young Londoners humming along - but does that mean he's 'the future'?

14 December 2005

Bringing democracy into disrepute

The quangocracy’s case against London Mayor Ken Livingstone should be thrown out of court.

15 November 2005

Knee-jerk rebellion

Tony Blair's parliamentary no-men are little more than political saboteurs.

11 November 2005

A bad day for Blair - an even worse one for liberty

MPs may have given the prime minister a bloody nose, but they knocked freedom out for the count.

3 November 2005

Mobile MPs: the health debate

What do members of parliament think about the UK's precautionary approach to mobile phones and masts?

2 November 2005

They should have dropped the Code of Conduct, not the minister

The manufactured scandal over David Blunkett's earnings shows up the problem of over-regulation.

1 November 2005

This is no way to bring down Bush and Blunkett

The scandal-mongering that passes for politics on both sides of the Atlantic means no one is ever truly held to account.

6 September 2005

BBC: get back in your box

The controversy over John Humphrys' after-dinner speech reveals some unappetising truths about journalism.

2 September 2005

Ken Clarke and the suicide bomber

Should critics of Blair's foreign policy take their lead from an old Tory and an Islamist fantasist?