Bruce Anderson

Bruce Anderson is a columnist and former political editor of The Spectator

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Even when the Prime Minister promises to stop spinning, he is still spinning

The Government could survive no longer without spin than a fish without water; and the dependence goes back a long way

Mr Blair has a good case, but he will still lose

It is hard not to conclude that when Dr Kelly decided to take his own life, his judgement had deserted him

Forget WMD, let public services look after themselves - Jeffrey's back

By the end of 'Wind in the Willows', Mr Toad has acquired a contrite heart. But Toad is a more plausible character than Lord Archer

It is hard to judge the worse villain: Greg Dyke or Alastair Campbell

Mr Campbell and Mr Dyke, from being early allies, now find themselves in antagonism. Yet they still have much in common

President Bush's bold gamble in the Middle East seems to be paying off

It would be absurd to allow all the sexing up in No 10's repertoire to taint the moral grandeur of the Allies' mission

Blair's covert constitutional agenda lies behind this bungled reshuffle

Our revolutionaries did not burst forth with barricades and blooded banners; they arrived from Islington in chauffeured limousines

How the Prime Minister finally lost the trust of the British people

If Mr Blair were to look into his own heart, he would not understand himself. He makes himself up as he goes along

Africa deserves better; but not all of its problems were created by the West

Africa is a beautiful continent, full of potential. Yet it is not clear if that continent can generate its own salvation

Tony Blair should be honest about the Euro-constitution and put it to the people

If the PM tried to proceed without a referendum, he would face a crisis on a scale no government has since the Great Reform Bill

The Tories have but one hope - to call a leadership election immediately

Everyone knows the Tory party has got the wrong leader. A move to correct that would be seen as a move back to electability
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