Bruce Anderson

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

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The Third World cannot expect Western aid without doing something for themselves

Blame for the effects of the tsunami should be attributed, but to the guilty: the governments in the region

Heading towards triumph - or disaster?

While Mr Bush's policies are poised between failure and success, the world is poised between hazard and hope

The law lords have usurped the right of the British people to defend themselves

Lord Hoffman's views of the threat from al-Qa'ida may command respect, but they are not entitled to the force of law

Mr Blair ought to listen to his critics, not deploy boot boys to silence them

Labour's strategists decided that instead of responding to Lord Butler's points, they would discredit him

For the Tories too, this sorry affair is proving a diversion from real politics

The insufferable complacency which was widespread in Labour ranks a fortnight ago has now diminished

David Blunkett's real offence lies in his contempt for our laws and our liberty

The private Blunkett is not a bad man, but as Home Secretary he has set out to screw the British public

If you really want to kick away the ladder of social mobility, you have to be in government

Prince Charles is the most important public intellectual since the heyday of Sir Keith Joseph

A question for Boris: do voters really want a chat show star running their country?

Does he drift to the sideshows of politics while making a very good living as a music hall entertainer?

If enough goes right in his next term, George Bush will have achieved greatness

He has already changed the course of US history, ensuring he will rank with Washington, Lincoln, FDR, Reagan

A February election isn't likely, but you can never be certain with this Prime Minister

If Blair decides to go, it won't be because of Iraq but because he's certain to win and wants to get it over quickly
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