British politics

British politics

Will someone, anyone, please challenge Brown?

With no debate or contest, the ‘handover’ of power from Blair to Brown is becoming an ever more princely, undemocratic affair.

What's worse than a Blairite? A Blair-basher

As Blair prepares to exit Downing Street, spiked's editor introduces our sober but cutting appraisal of the Blair years and what will come next.

Scarier than Thatcher the milk snatcher

From 'fetal ASBOs' to calorie-counting on the curriculum: the Blairites intervened in family life in ways the Tories never dreamed of.

The road to Baghdad was paved with good intentions

Many of those attacking the prime minister over Iraq were cheerleaders-in-chief of his earlier military ventures.

4 May 2007

And the losers are…

If the elections in England, Scotland and Wales provide a snapshot of British politics, it is not a pretty picture.

2 May 2007

The end of the Union?

A victory for the Scottish National Party in this week's Scottish Parliament elections would be less a Braveheart cry for 'freedom!' than a snub to New Labour.

17 April 2007

Browne and Brown: the celeb connection

What links the defence secretary’s mishandling of the Navy sailors debacle with the chancellor’s fantasies of a ‘new seriousness’ in politics?

3 April 2007

Why Blair can’t get no ‘Falklands Factor’

The twenty-fifth anniversary of Thatcher’s triumph in the South Atlantic throws some light on Britain’s current crises over Iraq and Iran.

23 March 2007

'Our anger is being ironed out of us'

Adam Curtis, director of BBC2's The Trap, on conspiracy theories, why Isaiah Berlin was wrong, and his biggest influence: Starship Troopers.

19 March 2007

Are immigrants eating our identity?

In debates about citizenship, health and education, the government is displacing its own crisis of identity on to newcomers.