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  • After this uneventful week, Mr Blair should come out fighting for the euro
    Saturday, 5 January 2002

    Internal linksBlair's euro policy 'shot to pieces' by his advisersLake District hotel declares a eurozone for benefit of guestsSingle currency means a single price, says BMWJohn Lichfield: Europe's lesson for Britain is, don't rush the referendum T...

  • Checking out
    Saturday, 5 January 2002

    The fabric of British life as we know it is under threat: the Asian corner-shop owner is in decline, ceaselessly buffeted by the supermarkets and increasingly abandoned by children attracted to higher professional callings than offering advice on lot...

  • Sue Arnold: Kids may be treasures but not without price
    Saturday, 5 January 2002

    A couple I know, admittedly not very well, told me they were moving house because they had run out of space for the children's shoes.I've been to their house. It's a huge five-storey Georgian terrace job within walking distance of Harrods, which ...

  • John Lichfield: Europe's lesson for Britain: don't rush the referendum
    Saturday, 5 January 2002

    Internal linksBlair's euro policy 'shot to pieces' by his advisersLake District hotel declares a eurozone for benefit of guestsSingle currency means a single price, says BMWLeading article: After this uneventful week, Mr Blair should come out fightin...

  • Piers Brendon: What the census can't tell us about the way we lived then
    Saturday, 5 January 2002

    The Edwardian past is another country, so remote from our own lives, so altered by the First World War and the horrors that succeeded it in the last century, that we need to make an imaginative leap to reach it. Perhaps the 1901 census information so...

  • 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...

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