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  • Toy story
    Monday, 28 January 2002

    Internal links Toy exhibitors all hoping to be this year's big craze The toy business is a difficult one to second-guess. Even toymakers themselves seem taken by surprise every year when one of their back-of-ca...

  • No subsidy for the new air traffic control system
    Monday, 28 January 2002

    Internal links Flight delays likely in air traffic switch The launch of a new air traffic control centre has come at the worst possible time for the newly privatised company that runs British airspace. Although...

  • Steven Rose: The concept of race is biologically meaningless
    Monday, 28 January 2002

    Discrimination and racism require real or imagined difference – from clothes and patterns of worship to skin colour and smell. But some differences are deemed important, others not, and what is important has differed at different times and in dif...

  • Frank Dobson: The last thing the NHS needs is another dose of the private sector
    Monday, 28 January 2002

    Internal linksDobson fears patients will suffer in NHS reforms "Just let us alone so we can get on with our jobs." That is the sensible response of most people in the NHS to the Government's latest proposals for another round of management reorgan...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

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