Articles by Anne McElvoy
Between keeping the party faithful onside and wooing the public sector, David Cameron risks forgetting what he’s really about
Gaitskell, Bevan, Healey, Heseltine, Portillo all missed out on the top job. But who are the latest contenders for might-have-beens?
Gordon Brown’s clumsy class war hides a muddle within both parties over exactly where “middle England” is
The Tory leader tries to placate his sceptical troops by picking symbolic fights with Eurocrats. Sound familiar?
Despite the grumblings of a few sidelined intellectuals and the lingering sense that east Germans are second-class citizens, the former GDR has come an amazingly long way
Our politicians yearn to be charismatic. Yet Angela Merkel is popular and charisma free. What might they take from her example?
Cameron’s Conservatives want to be seen as the party of social mobility. But do they have the stomach to do anything about it?
Recent clashes over European tax harmonisation have underlined the significant differences between Tony Blair's New Labour and Gerhard Schröder's New Centre in Germany. The gulf in political culture...
The best work of Christa Wolf evokes a lost world of betrayed idealism. Anne McElvoy defends the East German writer against crude post-unification attacks but finds she has not yet connected with the...