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Saturday, 26 January 2002

  • Sadomasochist falls for soft-boiled egg, and why I won't be joining in
    Sunday, 27 January 2002

    There has seldom been a film I want to see less than Iris. To me the idea of tootling off to the cinema and getting mushy over John Bayley's relationship with Iris Murdoch is about as appealing as watching a biopic called When Tony met Cherie. I ...

  • Peter Mandelson: What do the Tories want? Tax cuts or good services?
    Sunday, 27 January 2002

    Iain Duncan Smith might be thinking as he reflects this weekend that it has been one of the more successful weeks of his leadership. As I know from Labour's days foundering in opposition in the mid-1980s, when your public recognition factor is fr...

  • 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...

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