Bruce Anderson

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

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There is one thing Iain Duncan Smith could say to please his party conference

It may still be necessary for Tory MPs who want to change their leader to sharpen their daggers

The Democrats are too weak to take on Bush

Howard Dean would delight the party left while also delighting the Republican White House

Iain Duncan Smith will never become Prime Minister. And the Tories know it

The Conservative Party, the most formidable fighting machine in political history, has become despondent and spineless

What is the good of a national church that will not bless the nation's servicemen?

Mr Hoon's critics should admit they did not wish to give thanks for the overthrow of a tyranny they were content to preserve

The reasons why we should still be hopeful about the Middle East

Yes, Abu Mazenhas resigned, but do we think we have heard the last of him? This may prove a stratagem in his contest with Arafat

Too many journalists willingly took the poison Mr Campbell offered them

News organisations ought to have the moral courage to insist that their journalists never become press officers' poodles

The Hutton inquiry has revealed a government that cannot govern

This explains why the immigration and asylum systems have collapsed, schools are in crisis and the NHS has not improved

Number 10 cannot have known that Dr Kelly would commit suicide

After the Gilligan report, Dr Kelly expected to come under scrutiny. There was nothing in his past to suggest he would crack

Stalking deer is a very noble pursuit

Hunting is not only natural. It is also a way of enhancing man's understanding of the natural world

A judge from Ulster is not going to have much sympathy for suicide

Merely because Dr Kelly chose to kill himself, Lord Hutton would not conclude that anyone else was to blame
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