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Tuesday, 22 January 2002

  • There is no alternative: we must invest in renewable energy now
    Wednesday, 23 January 2002

    It seems strange to think that Britain – one of the very few advanced industrial economies that is self-sufficient in energy – could be facing a long-term energy crisis. Yet that is the inescapable conclusion of a review by Downing Street's Performan...

  • Wedding march
    Wednesday, 23 January 2002

    Where should we get married? The answer, surely, should be: wherever we would like to be married. It has not so far been the case that we could get married where we wish, but the Government is proposing to shake all that up. After a two-year consulta...

  • Peter Hain: My end-of-term report on the European Union
    Wednesday, 23 January 2002

    When I became Minister for Europe, I promised no spin, no slogans on the EU. How should we rate the Government's performance in Europe? I want to attempt this without the techiespeak that Eurowonks use when they want to impress but can't be bothe...

  • Frank Field: An established Church is good news for the nation
    Wednesday, 23 January 2002

    Who cares whether the Church of England is established or not? The answer to that question is probably that very few people do – apart, that is, from a select group of campaigners who have grown long in the tooth echoing opinions they heard in their ...

  • Hamid Karzai: Afghanistan is a wasteland - please help us
    Tuesday, 22 January 2002

    We have achieved things. We are hoping to achieve more, but one thing I was surprised about yesterday – which I'm so glad about – is that wearing the Afghan traditional chapan has become a fashion. I believe Gucci said something about it. That's...

  • Tim Luckhurst: The Celtic fringe is kicking against the ancient folk-enemy
    Tuesday, 22 January 2002

    The facts are sufficiently depressing to obviate any desire to pour naphtha on the flames. Saturday's Scottish Premier League football match between Aberdeen and Rangers had to be stopped for 20 minutes after Aberdeen player Robbie Winters was struck...

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