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  • Tariq Ali: Do we have to wait for a war to bring these politicians to their senses?
    Friday, 4 January 2002

    Despite pleas of the new pro-Western regime, Afghanistan is still being bombed. Innocent people die every day. Osama bin Laden is still at large, but attention has already shifted to Pakistan. The destabilising effects of the war in Afghanistan w...

  • David Aaronovitch: So who will win the War of Skiggs's Mobile?
    Friday, 4 January 2002

    Internal linksByers goes on holiday as strike causes rail disruptionRMT union may fall under control of hard-left candidate You won't be reading this on the 7.20 into Waterloo, and that may be thanks – in no small part – to Mick Skiggs. I could try f...

  • 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...

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