From Derek Dougan to Gary Lineker, PAUL SAFFER finds plenty of footballers who won’t kick the big issues into the long grass.
Where is the Independent Group heading? Is it the SDP Mk II? Blair’s Babes? Or David Davis revisited?
ALWYN TURNER on how the fall of the Berlin Wall allowed the rise of Euroscepticism in Britain.
PAUL SAFFER on Robin Day, the always-humble Grand Inquisitor who gave us BBC’s Question Time.
Our not so annual gong goes to the female Boris Yeltsin.
SIMON MATTHEWS on a new book by Martin Gayford – and how politics killed British art.
A weak leader, an ageing party, bitter divisions over Europe – ALWYN TURNER remembers William Hague’s Tories.
ALWYN TURNER on the extraordinary figure of Enoch Powell.
ALWYN TURNER remembers how the death of Princess Diana was covered in the media.
Esther Rantzen, George Galloway and Mars bars – it must be the BBC election coverage, says PAUL SAFFER.
PAUL SAFFER watches the Beatles, Clement Attlee and David Frost on the BBC election coverage.
ALWYN TURNER on the missed opportunities of the New Labour government.