My dad, Don Ryan, was a World War II veteran, London fireman, electrician, DIY superhero and the best dad anyone could wish for. He would have been 100 today. To mark his centenary, here's the eulogy I wrote and read at his funeral in 2009.
Ten reasons why "take back control" was probably the most devastatingly effective political slogan of modern times.
Long, digressive, funny and deeply moving, Elvis Costello’s stunning memoir is a sort of biography of popular music itself.
Even in the most prosperous places, Britain is literally turning into a dump.
Conservative plans to force housing associations to sell off homes are a warning to all charities and social enterprises: toe the line – or else.
Labour isn’t the whole left and it can’t do everything on its own. We need a progressive alliance to beat the Tories and change these islands for good.