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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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before