John Prescott’s shameful legacy

John Prescott’s shameful legacy

While the world debates the legacy of Tony Blair’s tempestuous leadership – 10 years on Wednesday – the legacy of his ridiculed deputy leader will come under far less scrutiny when he steps down. After all, what is there to say?...
Meet Veronica, a reformed alcoholic

Meet Veronica, a reformed alcoholic

My name is Veronica and I am a reformed alcoholic. And I don’t want it to happen to you too, which is why I have trained as a therapist and launched a training programme. There has been considerable media coverage about Alcohol Concern’s idea...
A day of human rights

A day of human rights

Today I shall be in Cambridge participating in human rights debates, including ‘honour’ based violence against women, secret detention, children’s rights and the Israel-Palestine conflict. What better time to raise the mysterious...
Green is the new black

Green is the new black

Who says celebrity endorsement doesn’t work?  I would have liked one of these £5 eco-friendly bleached cotton shopping bags too, but there was no way  I was going to get up early and queue,  even if Reese Witherspoon, Lily Allen and...