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  • Freedom of information must be more than just a phrase for ministers
    Thursday, 3 January 2002

    Internal linkOmbudsman accuses Government of secrecy The hypocrisy of this Government is sometimes breathtaking, not least because it tries so hard to persuade us that it is full of good intentions. Tony Blair and his colleagues are always preaching ...

  • Michael Bloomberg: New York is still the capital of the free world
    Thursday, 3 January 2002

    Let me begin by saluting the leadership that Rudy Giuliani has provided over the last eight years. In our darkest hour, he was a ray of hope, a voice of reassurance to millions. He made us all proud, and he reminded the world that New Yorkers don...

  • Michael Brown: Gimmicks won't make Tory politicians worldly wise
    Thursday, 3 January 2002

    How does the Conservative Party make its new leader, Iain Duncan Smith, look sexy and "in touch" with the rest of us? Francis Maude, a former shadow foreign secretary, thinks he has the answer. But watch out if you are waking up in hospital follo...

  • DJ Taylor: Unearth your family's murky past on the internet
    Thursday, 3 January 2002

    Internal linksHigh demand jams 1901 census site as a million log onA warts-and-all snapshot of life in Britain in 1901 Few things were quite so calculated to shake me out of turn-of-the-year torpor as the news that the Public Record Office (PRO) has...

  • Natasha Walter: Where are all the women leaders now?
    Thursday, 3 January 2002

    It's hardly surprising that Elizabeth I topped the "best monarch of all time" poll that the Today programme has just carried out. Clever, charismatic, proud, successful ... Along with all her starry qualities it may seem almost unnecessary to men...

  • Banking holidays
    Wednesday, 2 January 2002

    We may not have joined the euro. In other respects, however, Britain is already well on the way to joining Europe. New Year is increasing in importance every year. In a secular society, Christmas is almost eclipsed. We cannot help noting that, as we ...

  • Jill Jacobs: A buffer's guide to delivering the bad news
    Wednesday, 2 January 2002

    Feeling a little depressed after watching the news these days? Have reports of terror, war and economic hard times left you wishing the news could be different?Hello Naked News TV.The popular Toronto-based internet site boasting close to 6 million...

  • Angela Neustatter: Marriage really isn't as bad as we feminists made out
    Wednesday, 2 January 2002

    When I first got together with the man with whom I shared almost 30 years, I measured the success of our relationship by how much washing up he did and, later, by how many nappies he changed. As a burgeoning feminist, I knew that nothing was more...

  • John Redwood: We can solve all our rail problems by taking a more rational approach
    Wednesday, 2 January 2002

    Internal links Operators face struggle to put services on track Hundreds of rail services face closure Why are so many rails breaking or cracking? Why do we need so many speed restrictions? Do w...

  • John Paul II: To find true peace, we must learn to forgive
    Wednesday, 2 January 2002

    The World Day of Peace this year is being celebrated in the shadow of the dramatic events of 11 September. On that day, a terrible crime was committed: in a few brief hours thousands of innocent people of many ethnic backgrounds were slaughtered. Sin...

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