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  • Mr Karzai cannot afford to drop his guard
    Saturday, 26 January 2002

    Internal linksKarzai in plea for more foreign troopsDoctors on front line of the public relations battleDetectives question the 'Tartan Taliban'From Croydon to Camp X-Ray: a militant's storyIndia's testing of missile raises Pakistan tensionIsolate th...

  • It will take more than soft soap and pious hope to rescue public services
    Saturday, 26 January 2002

    Internal linksMinisters heap praise on public sector as they admit criticism was a mistakeBlair tells staff in public services: I need your helpBattle-scarred PM reaches out to rank and fileWhat becomes of health's political footballs?Family and hosp...

  • Theology lesson
    Saturday, 26 January 2002

    The Foreign Secretary wants us all to understand that British secular values are "conditioned by the faith of past and present ages", as he said in a learned lecture last night. Judge Anthony Hallgarten is not so sure. The tenets of Christianity, ...

  • Andy Warhol: The man who gave the 21st century its flavour
    Saturday, 26 January 2002

    If you seek his monument, look around you. Look at television shows such as Big Brother, which is Orwellian in title but thoroughly Warholian in ethos, and goes a surprisingly long way towards realising his flip, notorious prophecy that "in the fut...

  • Rupert Cornwell: I'm disturbed by all this hostility to America
    Saturday, 26 January 2002

    Internal links Karzai in plea for more foreign troops Doctors on front line of the public relations battle Detectives question the 'Tartan Taliban' From Croydon to Camp X-...

  • It is so easy to become an adopted Scot
    Saturday, 26 January 2002

    AT THIS time of year I become strangely attached to the memory of my paternal grandfather. Why? Because William Thomas Townley McHarg, as his name suggests, was a Scot, and last night was Burns Night, and without a genuine Scottish connection it woul...

  • Food for thought
    Friday, 25 January 2002

    Bracing news: the Government's foot-and-mouth inquiry is to call for a new national agency to promote British regional cuisine. Tourists will be helped along "food trails" leading to the finest samples of our unique ways with pastry, meat and whateve...

  • The Chingford skinhead has mugged a hospital's staff
    Friday, 25 January 2002

    Internal links'Long trolley waits' frequent at hospital in NHS disputeAs hospital defends staff, the work never stopsFamily condemns accusations of racist behaviour'There is racism in the NHS, just like there is everywhere else'Hyprocrisy, privacy an...

  • David McKittrick: Police response to Omagh criticisms is impressive but not conclusive
    Friday, 25 January 2002

    The general judgement on yesterday's Police Service of Northern Ireland response to criticisms of the Omagh bomb investigation may well be that it is impressive but not conclusive.The ombudsman's report which ignited this controversy was both deta...

  • Peter Tatchell: Direct action is sometimes the only option
    Friday, 25 January 2002

    What do Mahatma Gandhi, Sylvia Pankhurst and Martin Luther King have in common? The answer: they were all volunteers. They volunteered their time and commitment to struggles for social justice and human rights. Their kind of volunteering is, howe...

  • State-sponsored patriotism will do the Queen more harm than good
    Friday, 25 January 2002

    God save the Queen from her prime minister, ministers and all politicians! If it isn't already, that should be the jubilee prayer being offered up by Buckingham Palace; the last thing they need is for government departments to stick their oar into He...

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