The Independent | Archive
Home 2002 October

Tuesday, 1 October 2002

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Austen Lloyd: Regulatory / Compliance / Exeter

Excellent Salary: Austen Lloyd: Exeter - An excellent opportunity for a Solici...

Ashdown Group: IT Support Technician - 12 Month Fixed Term - Shrewsbury

£17000 - £20000 per annum: Ashdown Group: IT Helpdesk Support Technician - 12 ...

The Jenrick Group: Maintenance Planner

£28000 - £32000 per annum + pension + holidays: The Jenrick Group: Maintenance...

The Jenrick Group: World Wide PLC Service Engineer

£30000 - £38000 per annum + pesion + holidays: The Jenrick Group: World Wide S...

Day In a Page

Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there