Correspondents from around the world present their personal takes on the news.
Recent rants and rambles:
Best year ever for absolutely everything, boasts No. 10
30 Apr 2006
We've never had it so good.
The law that wasn't: that 90 day terror argument in full
11 Nov 2005
Don't bet on not seeing it again.
Rant: The potential rise of Alan Milburn
16 Oct 2005
Caught between a rat and a fox.
2005: Big Blair is Watching
1 Oct 2005
George Orwell writes...
Observation from the conferences: Is John Prescott on drugs?
27 Sep 2005
How else to explain his behaviour?
Rant: Bin Laden vs the Safety Elephant
10 Sep 2005
Who will win?
Rant: While the Prime Minister's away...
29 Aug 2005
...Prescott can play.
Rant: If in doubt, revert to capital punishment
10 Aug 2005
Treason would have been interesting.
How a crippled childhood gave rise to an authoritarian monster
21 Jul 2005
Profile of Charles Clarke.
Rant: How ID cards could benefit fat people
12 Jul 2005
Compulsory weight loss.
Rant: How Chirac was Finnished
6 Jul 2005
Rant: Rubbish trains are a good thing
4 Jul 2005
Rant: Spray-on mud for Chelsea tractors
22 Jun 2005
Essential tool for the rich.
Rant: Blair talks sense, Europe gets angry
13 Jun 2005
Tony on tour.
Rant: Valéry Giscard d'Estaing's crushing blow
3 Jun 2005
The rise and fall of an old Frenchman.
Rant: What to do with the Dome
26 May 2005
A public spectacle is required.
Rant: The return of the Queen?
14 Apr 2005
Would be more interesting.
Rant: The Pope, Schiavo and other tediousness
5 Apr 2005
Which is the most boring?
Rant: Flight takes flight
26 Mar 2005
Unknown Tory quits for telling truth.
Rant: A supervolcano would cure my boredom
15 Mar 2005
Something to watch.
Rant: Why Bono should run the World Bank
6 Mar 2005
The right man for the job.
Rant: The truth about Sudan 1
26 Feb 2005
Not actually that dangerous.
Rant: Spain shows the way
22 Feb 2005
The Spanish vote apathy.
Rant: How to better exploit idiots
9 Feb 2005
Time to make some cash out of them.
Rant: Tories should know their history
29 Jan 2005
New policy called into question.
Rant: Students need alcohol, even in America
21 Jan 2005
Part of university life.
Rant: Gordon Brown and Blair's legacy
11 Jan 2005
Why Blair has to go for his own sake.
Rant: Freedom of Information
5 Jan 2005
Not so free after all.
Rant: The festive war on fun
17 Dec 2004
Making Christmas a drink-free zone.
Rant: Blunkett's resignation and the flying biography
17 Dec 2004
Our man is unimpressed.
Rant: Prospects for more Russian film villains looking good
12 Dec 2004
Baddies with bad accents are back.
Rant: Remember paedophiles?
6 Dec 2004
It seems like so long ago.
Rant: More bans on the horizon from Labour
28 Nov 2004
Comment: Why Boris Johnson could bring world peace
12 Nov 2004
Possibly by accident.
Analytical rant: Conference season 2004
28 Sep 2004
What's it all about?
The Invasion of the Chav
5 Sep 2004
Britain under siege.
This week's war: The Sixties
29 Aug 2004
To blame for everything, apparently.
A-level results: New Labour triumphs again
21 Aug 2004
Or maybe not, argues our correspondent.