British politics

British politics

22 August 2007

Philip Lawrence: hard cases make bad law

The furore over the decision not to deport the killer of a headmaster from the UK is being used to promote a dangerous idea: victims’ justice.

16 August 2007

It’s official: the masses are not gullible

A new British government survey suggests that lots of us have an agnostic or atheist attitude to the cult of environmentalism.

13 August 2007

Why does Gordon Brown hate politics?

A new book suggests that it is politicians' own low horizons and scepticism about political change that leads to apathy amongst the masses.

8 August 2007

Who does Doreen Lawrence think she is?

We all empathise with the mother of Stephen Lawrence. But we don’t have to respect her views on race, policing, Boris or anything else.

3 August 2007

Great White Metaphor Ahoy!

Celebrity sharks off Cornwall and 'Hugh Brown' in Washington - read Mick Hume's columns from The Times (London).

19 July 2007

Ealing Southall: a comedy of errors

A Tory candidate who gives cash to Labour? Today's west London by-election shows up the volatile nature of British politics.

Hands off George Galloway!

Whatever you may think of the permatanned MP, the recommendation by a bureaucratic watchdog that he be suspended from parliament is an affront to democracy.

3 July 2007

The gravedigger in Downing Street

Will Gordon Brown’s ‘revolution’ put the final nail in the coffin of political life?

6 June 2007

Blair’s other legacy:
the Un-Tory Non-Party

Some lessons of the grammar school debacle for the state of post-Blair politics.

Take a PEW, hear a sermon

With three new tracts on planning, energy and waste, the government shows it would rather change our habits than encourage innovation.