Ed Howker

… in the battle for London

26 November 2011 11:00 am

Charlatan, fornicator, liar, inebriate, pugilist, Marxist, anti-Semite; Ken Livingstone has been called many things but never a writer. Actually, that’s…

Different class

25 March 2011 3:28 pm

Ed Howker on the traditional grammar schools that are now maintaining their standards in the independent sector


Getting the balance right

26 February 2011 12:00 am

Branko Milanovic is the lead economist at the World Bank’s research department, a professor at the University of Maryland and a grand fromage at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace too.


The alternative story

26 February 2011 12:00 am

What the Electoral Reform Society doesn’t want you to know

What’s the big idea?

8 January 2011 12:00 am

If you’re not quite sure what the Prime Minister means when he talks about the big society, you’re not alone.

Cameron’s clearances

6 November 2010 12:00 am

The political – and human – costs of housing benefit reform may be higher than anyone in the government has guessed


Death of a dandy

23 June 2010 12:00 am

In the final interview before his death last week, Sebastian Horsley told Ed Howker about being ‘the high-priest of the dandy movement’, a heroin addict and a self-confessed fraud


Squeaky clean? Nick Clegg is sleazier than you think

21 April 2010 12:00 am

Chief among Nick Clegg’s grand claims during this election is that he is Britain’s ‘most honest’ political leader.


Community spirit

11 March 2010 12:00 am

Our labyrinthine planning system must be overhauled, says Ed Howker

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Inside the Chilcot Inquiry

12 January 2010 7:04 pm

Alastair Campbell emerged from that kind of shining silver limo more accustomed to transporting the likes of Jordan and Paris…

All in a good cause?

14 December 2009 12:00 am

Today’s big charities are slick operations that spend huge sums on running costs and marketing, says Ed Howker. Worse, many of them have been annexed by the government

The real price of true love

26 August 2009 12:00 am

As the length of the average marriage shrinks, so the cost of the average wedding escalates. Ed Howker investigates an overblown industry