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  • Brookside Closed
    Friday, 11 October 2002

    Cheerio Tinhead, see you later Jimmy, take it easy Ron. The residents of Brookside Close will soon be adopting a lower televisual profile. Channel 4 has announced that it is moving the soap from its prime-time evening slot. So we will be seeing less ...

  • The enemies are still waiting in the wings
    Friday, 11 October 2002

    "Vulnerability" was the appropriate theme of the Tory conference. This was just as well since no one was more vulnerable, at the start, than Iain Duncan Smith. The Tory patient was near death and had to be put on a life-support machine when it w...

  • Mike Tomlinson: Should A-levels be the basis for higher education
    Friday, 11 October 2002

    We have much to do to help the public at large to understand the examining process. It has become more transparent in recent times, but we must remember that transparency should not be assumed to equate to understanding.Compared with the A-levels of...

  • Ignore the delivery: Mr Duncan Smith's speech was really rather interesting
    Friday, 11 October 2002

    To the same tune, the first words of Iain Duncan Smith's speech yesterday might as well have been: "He was boring, but he was decent."Indeed, his speech-writers, presumably having consulted the polling evidence for signs of what the public actua...

  • Naked apes
    Thursday, 10 October 2002

    Sustained curiosity is one of humankind's most impressive qualities. Who can fail to be moved by the dedication and doggedness with which the species has built up its formidable body of knowledge? The tendency to mock all this earnest effort is not q...

  • Max Nathan: We must make design smarter
    Thursday, 10 October 2002

    The UK, along with most other Western democracies, is becoming a more mobile society. Britons in the 1990s travelled five times further and five times faster a year than did the Britons of the 1950s. The balance between being at home, being at wo...

  • Sometimes sisters can do it for themselves
    Thursday, 10 October 2002

    In the second episode of the new television series Tipping the Velvet, the first chunk of which was screened last night, the camera executes a neat trick. As our heroine, Nancy, takes to earning her living by passing herself off as a young man a...

  • Mark Wnek: A simple new strategy for the Conservatives
    Thursday, 10 October 2002

    Looking at the dire state of the Conservative Party, it strikes me that applying some of the fundamental precepts that we in the advertising industry apply to the revitalisation of brands and products is precisely what the Tories need right now. T...

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