Archive of 2012

Ed Miliband and David Cameron will continue the same old struggles in 2013

2013 preview: Why blinkered austerity politics will ignore Britain's biggest problems

Impatient speculating about the fate of the coalition and bickering over the economy mask the true scale of the challenge facing Britain's politicians in 2013.

  • Harsh, unyielding politics a direct result of the Iron Lady?

    The year in review 2012: When Thatcherism came home to roost

    Margaret Thatcher's break with moderate, pragmatic Conservatism led directly to the frenzied single-mindedness of the 2010 Tory intake.

  • Alex Gabriel: Bah, humbug!

    Comment: Not all of us love Christmas

    If you're not entirely keen on Halloween, you're not expected to sing its praises; if Valentine's Day makes you feel lonely and unloved, or seems far too commercial, no one will say this makes you a bad person. Not liking Christmas, though, makes you a joyless Scrooge. Bah, humbug!

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