British politics

British politics

6 January 2006

Charles Clarke’s bad trip

The home secretary says the public is confused about the legal status of cannabis. It's his government that is confused.

6 January 2006

Who’s afraid of the Thames Gateway?

Why government proposals to build 200,000 new homes in London and Kent are causing a stink in certain circles.

6 January 2006

Choice on the sickbed

New Labour's new Patient Choice initiative suggests it doesn’t know the meaning of the c-word.

5 January 2006

Pretending that youth apathy doesn’t exist

The authorities’ attempts to reinvent and ‘remix’ citizenship ignore the real problem.

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?