Dear Polly,It feels most odd to be writing this letter to you across what appears to be a chasm of thinking that divides us. Odd because although we are both working mothers and for years were...
The latest unanswerable accusation is that of "having an agenda" (the singularisation of Latin plurals is something which Simon Raven and I deplore, but who are we against tous pollous?). Since...
The post-Maastricht EU has its priorities wrong. Monetary union is more likely to divide than unite. Timothy Garton Ash bets on it not going ahead and proposes that Britain should launch a "second...
The aesthetic apartheid which once separated opera from musicals is crumbling in Britain. A good thing too, says Herb Greer-the US should follow suit
The Queen has seemed a pitiable onlooker as the House of Windsor crumbles about her. But Rosalind Miles sees a powerful woman now galvanised to save the crown
Frederic Raphael assesses the life of Bertrand Russell, the philosopher who, if he was close to being a genius, was even closer to being a shit
Michael Mertes, Helmut Kohl's European policy strategist, warns Euro-sceptics that the German electorate will not revolt against monetary union
Peter Kellner examines the reasons why the pollsters so badly underestimated the Tory vote in the 1992 election and asks whether it could happen again.
Samuel Brittan reviews the Treasury's battles against impossible odds