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  • Clotted cream
    Wednesday, 2 October 2002

    Trust the English – or should we say Celts in this case – to look a gift-horse in the mouth and demand that it should be put down. To listen to some of the protest groups agitating at the success of Cornwall's Eden Project in drawing visitors, you wo...

  • Christabel Gurney: It is not choice we need, it is democracy
    Wednesday, 2 October 2002

    I took my seat in the Winter Gardens yesterday afternoon for the party leader's speech, hoping like many other delegates to be reassured by Tony Blair on the two big issues of this year's conference: Iraq and the Private Finance Initiatives. My o...

  • A speech that shows just how much New Labour dominates the landscape
    Wednesday, 2 October 2002

    Madison Square Gardens – that's what it looked like. Surrounded by his audience, Tony Blair gave a keynote speech that had been spun in advance as being politically pugilistic. Maybe. It was certainly a strange and effective one-man boxing match...

  • Mary Dejevsky: Welcome to the ways of the boys' club Edwina
    Wednesday, 2 October 2002

    The second that David Mellor allowed the words "cheap trollop" to escape his lips, you knew that the boys' club was in full cry. John Major may have arrived at Westminster as an outsider, always mindful of his humble origins, but he is now a full...

  • Harold Thimbleby: It simply adds up
    Wednesday, 2 October 2002

    We as consumers think computers can perform magic. Many of us are in awe of their power and feel ill-equipped to question manufacturers on performance and usability of everyday computerised gadgets. Often, if we cannot use a product or understand the...

  • Room service
    Tuesday, 1 October 2002

    Internal link Hotels 'must shed shabby image to woo back tourists' The spirit of Basil, Sybil and Manuel lives on, it would seem. British hotels need to refurbish, redecorate and train staff rather than relying...

  • Peter Hain: Labour's left must line up for the euro
    Tuesday, 1 October 2002

    The history of the Labour Party's policy on Europe is littered with missed opportunities and wrong policies. Clement Attlee's Labour government failed to ensure Britain was one of the founding fathers as the new Europe emerged from the ashes of w...

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