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  • MPs should treat their job as a full-time occupation
    Wednesday, 16 January 2002

    Internal links MP tries to make members give up extra jobs In all the debate that has taken place since the general election about how to reinvigorate our democracy, many grandiose and radical proposals have be...

  • Mary Dejevsky: Happy hour? You must be off your trolley
    Wednesday, 16 January 2002

    What innocence! When I first read about Tesco, Sainsbury's and the like experimenting with "happy hour", I envisaged a qualitative leap in what market researchers would call my shopping experience. I could stroll around one of these mega-markets ...

  • David Aaronovitch: So what have these radicals ever achieved?
    Tuesday, 15 January 2002

    On page 98 of his memoir, The Gatekeeper, the Marxist academic Terry Eagleton gives thanks that he has never become "the most dispiriting stereotype of all, the militant young leftist who has matured with age into a sceptical liberal or a stout cons...

  • Fiona Sturges: Things don't sound good in the pop world - but don't despair
    Tuesday, 15 January 2002

    There was a time when my friends thought I had a blessed existence. "You get paid to go to gigs?" they would gasp, overcome with envy. Each week I would be deluged with phone calls begging (in some cases bribing) me for my extra ticket. In short, I ...

  • Britain has a duty to ensure the Geneva Conventions are upheld
    Tuesday, 15 January 2002

    The Geneva Conventions of 1949 have stood as a monumental protection for the most wretched of prisoners – those captured in the course of war. Many of the lives they have saved in the past half century have been those of American soldiers and airmen...

  • Stephen Hawking: Black holes, relativity and my eureka moment
    Tuesday, 15 January 2002

    I will skip over the first 20 of my 60 years, and pick up the story in October 1962, when I arrived in Cambridge as a graduate student. I had applied to work with Fred Hoyle, the principal defender of the steady state theory, and the most famous ...

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