Britain has just joined the club of nuclear nations with no coherent plan for nuclear waste disposal, despite two decades of debate and the spending of hundreds of millions of pounds. It is a case...
David Willetts is one of the best of the Tory apologists, argues Tony Wright, but even he cannot conceal the tension between free market radicalism and Quintin Hogg's civic conservatism
For the first time in centuries postwar Britain has no grand strategy. Ian Davidson fears that it will now be forced to follow Franco-German preferences
The Scottish media cannot see that Tony Blair is selling devolution to the English
Tony Wright is an impeccable New Labour Blairite, argues David Willetts, but his book has little to offer beyond outdated admiration for the German model and moral denunciation
George Grosz was inspired by William Hogarth but Grosz gets better treatment from the Royal Academy than Hogarth gets from the Tate, says Norbert Lynton
The memoirs of former Conservative party treasurer, Alistair McAlpine, reveal a politically shallow egotist. Bruce Anderson says he contributed far less to Thatcherism than he imagines
Elite led representative democracy is giving way to a media driven plebiscitary democracy. Britain's conversation with itself has become more open but less considered. The politicians are set to...
New research on the origins of the cold war is confirming the realist view that the Soviets were responsible for the conflict. Philip Gordon is impressed, but the revisionists have not had their last...