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  • There are too many World Heritage Sites
    Saturday, 19 January 2002

    Our money may be stable, but everything else is suffering from inflation. Job titles: Alastair Campbell, who might, when people understood the value of understatement, have been described as the Prime Minister's press spokesman, is now his Directo...

  • President Bush has proved himself, but the storm clouds are gathering again
    Saturday, 19 January 2002

    Even by the roller-coaster standards of recent American presidencies, George Bush's first year in office has been unusually volatile. The 43rd President, whose election victory was ultimately decided by the US Supreme Court, is now one of the most...

  • Private lesson
    Saturday, 19 January 2002

    The death of Laura Touche after the birth of twins at the Portland hospital three years ago was a terrible personal tragedy. It also held a wider lesson. Her husband was entirely right to overturn the original coroner's verdict of death from natur...

  • Rupert Cornwell: One year on, Mr Bush is in a remarkable position
    Saturday, 19 January 2002

    Maybe, when he returned to the White House after his inaugural gala on the night of 20 January 2001, George Bush allowed himself reasonably to believe that things might be a little better in a year. Having won the presidency in the most controver...

  • Iain Duncan Smith: We never believed in new world orders
    Friday, 18 January 2002

    Labour remains hostile by instinct to solutions that do not involve heavy state direction. It is no surprise that when Labour's policies are tested by crisis they fall apart amid chaos and recriminations.The Health Secretary, Alan Milburn, said h...

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