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  • Michael Williams: It's true. I ate dog and I liked it (all four courses)
    Wednesday, 9 January 2002

    First, let's get my nasty little confession out of the way. Because I have done something that many would regard as abominable. You see, I have eaten dog. Not by accident, you understand, nor was I stranded on polar ice and forced to eat husky, ...

  • DJ Taylor: Kate Winslet doesn't need to read Iris Murdoch to be her
    Wednesday, 9 January 2002

    For some reason – let us be charitable and put it down to administrative error – I wasn't among the happy crowd of literary folk invited to last month's preview of Iris, Richard Eyre's forthcoming biopic of the late Dame Iris Murdoch. Thankfully,...

  • Oliver Letwin: Get tough on the real causes of crime: criminals
    Wednesday, 9 January 2002

    " Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime" – with these words, Tony Blair moved Labour ahead on the issue of law and order. It was, perhaps, the single most effective sound bite of recent times. And yet those nine words sum up much that is w...

  • Thabo Mbeki: Our struggle is the struggle of all black people
    Tuesday, 8 January 2002

    Together they have travelled a long road to be where we are today. Ahead of us lies a decade during which we must continue to act together to advance towards the land of promise for Africa and Africans foreseen by our forebears when they establis...

  • Tim Luckhurst: Mr Campbell is wrong to tell us about his breakdown
    Tuesday, 8 January 2002

    For the first time in recent years I find myself in the peculiar position of not doubting Alastair Campbell's motives. By revealing the full misery of his nervous breakdown 15 years ago to the Mind Out for Mental Health campaign, the Prime Minist...

  • Tony Giddens: There is no alternative - the Third Way is the only way forward
    Tuesday, 8 January 2002

    It has become commonplace in parts of the press to say that New Labour is all soundbite and no substance, that it has lost touch with its social-democratic roots and has abandoned the traditional left-wing concerns with redistribution and a fairer so...

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