Sir Keir Starmer – he’s all heart, you know.
ALWYN TURNER shares some letters from Forum magazine in 1970. Expect honey, steak and vacuum cleaners.
ALWYN TURNER reviews books on Orwell by Dorian Lynskey and John Rodden – one of them good, the other very, very bad.
Robert Maxwell left a dark legacy, but PAUL SAFFER remembers a lighter moment from his assault on public life.
From The Stud to Absolute Beginners, Simon Matthews’s new book rounds up music movies of the 1970s and ’80s. ALWYN TURNER has a read.
From Morrissey and Bowie to Major and Blair, the Union Jack was everywhere in the 1990s, as ALWYN TURNER remembers.
DAN ATKINSON finds sex, plagiarism and libel in a 1959 novel by Winston Graham.
ALWYN W TURNER explores the fear and loathing in Britain’s response to AIDS.
Nigel Williams’s 1984 thriller involving trade unions, nationalised car manufacturers, far left politics – it’s a classic of its era, concludes DAN ATKINSON.
In foreign affairs there’s only one question that matters: Are you on the right side of history?
Boris Johnson has chosen the wrong lodestar. He should look to an earlier wartime premier.
The return of our award for the politician throwing it all away.
The best of all school stories? ALWYN TURNER thinks it might be.