Bruce Anderson

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

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The only penalty: a felon's death on the gallows

It might indeed have been more convenient if Saddam had not been taken alive

Calling President Bush a lying, cheating scumbag will only get him re-elected

Mr Clinton's hard-right critics, not long on humour, were determined to portray him as a monster. This did not work

Tony Blair is watching his greatest political achievement dwindle away

In Northern Ireland at Easter 1998, Mr Blair had momentum; he had the big Mo. But he let little Mo squander it

Mr Bush's speech in London showed the thinking of a great world leader

I defy any fair-minded person to read the speech and refuse to recognise Bush's pivotal role in the Middle East peace process

Blair is right to make common cause with this brave and visionary President

Millions of Britons who wish their country had the right to entertain Mr Bush in a dignified and friendly manner will go unheard

Can the monarchy be preserved in the face of continual vilification?

A law on lese majesty seems un-British, but not so un-British as the press campaign which vilifies the monarchy to destruction

Now the new leader has the power, he must learn to use it to his advantage

It will involve demands on some Tories, especially William Hague, the obvious choice for shadow Chancellor

The best way forward for the Tories is a Howard-Letwin ticket

Howard's forensic ability combined with Letwin's appeal could yet prove a formidable platform for a Tory recovery

The end is nigh for Iain Duncan Smith, and it comes not a moment too soon

Admittedly, there are some cats willing the crippled mouse to stay alive; 400, on the Labour and Liberal benches in the Commons

A leader who lacks the respect even of his party

If the Tory party thinks so little of IDS, why should the voters believe that he is a potential premier?
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