Bruce Anderson

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

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Now we know what a John Kerry presidency would look like - and it is not reassuring

There are candidates who talk the talk and there are candidates who walk the walk. This one flips the flop

Mr Mandelson is better than his detractors admit, but he will be bad news for Europe

He stabs his political foes in the front far more often than in the back - those with whom he quarrels learn about it from him

The Tories look set to lose the next election. But the electorate is angry - and fickle

What percentage of voters is enthusiastic at the prospect of a third Blair term as opposed to unable to see an alternative?

No wonder Tony Blair is losing the will to fight on - things can only get worse for him

The Prime Minister can survive the Butler report. But it may be a further decline into moral degradation

Whatever his objectives, Michael Moore could help George Bush get re-elected

The danger for Kerry is that radicals will end up voting for Ralph Nader, but not before alienating voters in key states

Can the Iraqi majority defeat the terrorist minority?

There are a lot of people in the Middle East who do not want the new government to succeed

The European constitution remains an outdated solution to the wrong problem

Stressing red lines is an odd way to recommend an important change: "isn't it wonderful; it could have been worse"

Britain has an allergy to Europe, and even Tony Blair knows he cannot cure it

The few remaining Euro-idealists sound like old boys reminiscing about a nightclub that closed 40 years ago

Confident of capitalism, unpopular in Europe - he succeeded on every front

He came to office with two big ideas: there was nothing Americans could not achieve; the Soviet system would not endure

Democrats will be voting against Bush, not for Kerry

They will walk naked through a snowstorm to vote against the President
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