Issue: June 2010

Taking Liberties

Sexual and political intrigue have always been part and parcel of the ruling elite's life

Sky’s Beyond the Limit

The scrum on College Green, showed that compared to Murdoch, the BBC isn't so bad

Shrink Wrapped

Films about psychoanalysis are ten a penny. Despite Kevin Spacey, this one doesn't raise a laugh

Forward to the Fifties

'There is a real danger that the new coalition will overlook the urgent need to restore the ladders of aspiration that have been wilfully kicked away since the 1960s'

Britain is in Rude Health

From Hogarth to Spitting Image, nothing defines our national identity better than comic art

Caning the Banks

The coalition government's new levy on banks will be a levy on banks' customers

Damned If They Do

Music is the perfect medium to deal with Goethe's Faust because of its focus on the human condition

Out of Proportion

It's British politicians who are broken or corrupt or out-of-touch, not the British political system 

Worth the Wait

My mother, at the age of 100, may feel enfranchised at last

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"