Thursday, 17 October 2002
Mr Blair is right: Irish republicans must abandon violence nowFriday, 18 October 2002
One of the Prime Minister's great strengths has always been his ability to analyse a problem with honesty and clarity. This he did yesterday in his speech in Belfast. His explanation of why the republicans clung to the paramilitary option, even aft...
Artificial intelligenceFriday, 18 October 2002
You thought it was all over. Man versus machine, that great theme of science fiction, played itself out when Garry Kasparov lost to Deep Blue in 1997. But just when computers thought they ruled the (chess) world, Man changed the rules. That is the ...
The real threat comes from terrorism, not rogue statesFriday, 18 October 2002
The logic of George Bush's campaign against the axis of evil, never persuasive, is coming apart in his hands. After months of heavyweight war rhetoric directed at Iraq, the US State Department has casually claimed that North Korea has admitted it h...
As far as I'm concerned, politics is an honourable profession to be respectedFriday, 18 October 2002
For five months, ever since their extraordinary advance from obscurity to government, the senior members of the Lisjt Pim Fortuyn party in the Netherlands have been behaving like the delegates to a Trotskyist unity conference. In May they got a ...
Weddings are fashionable, but not necessaryFriday, 18 October 2002
How telling it is that the Lords should have decided to scupper the government Bill which aims to extend adoption rights to couples who aren't married. Yet when the high-minded peer, Baroness O'Cathain, began her campaign to deny cohabiting hete...
Adoption should be about the needs of children, not the rights of adultsThursday, 17 October 2002
The House of Commons has been "got at by the gay-rights lobby". So campaigners in the House of Lords claimed last night as the Lords overturned by 196 to 162 the vote by the Commons to permit gay and unmarried couples to put themselves forward to ado...
A story of financial and creative mismanagementThursday, 17 October 2002
If there was ever a time when the various ITV companies could have welded themselves into a powerful national force ready to take its place on the world stage, it has long passed. It is impossible to view the merger of Carlton and Granada without thi...
ElementaryThursday, 17 October 2002
Yes, well. We doubt that the Great Detective would have needed more than two puffs on the first pipe to crack the Strange Case of the Fictional Character Being Awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Society of Chemistry: "There is in this cou...
David Baddiel: So you think we've kicked racism out of English football?Thursday, 17 October 2002
He's only a poor little yiddo, He stands all alone on the Shelf, He goes to the bar To buy a lager And only buys one for himself! An old marching tune of Mosley's blackshirts? A rather literal translation of the second verse of the H...
David Elstein: Channel 4 had too much money – and it blew itThursday, 17 October 2002
Channel 4 will soon be celebrating its 20th birthday, but it seems that it is not in much of a mood to party. Recently it has seen its audiences decline, and it has endured criticism about its programmes, some of it fair, some unfair.Importing Ri...
David McKittrick: A crucial witness has broken ranksThursday, 17 October 2002
Soldier 027 is a crucial witness at the Bloody Sunday tribunal because he is the only military witness at or near the shootings who departs from the line that all shots were fired at identified gunmen or bombers.While he says the shootings were un...
What I saw on the night my husband was hit by a car
An open letter to Nigel Farage: you may smile, but I am not seduced
Yasmin Alibhai Brown
Oscar Pistorius trial: Is it a court of law or a bear pit? Enter the adversarial advocate – Gerrie Nel
Three years on, the conflict in Syria is still raging. Our leaders cannot continue simply to look the other way
The Middle East we must confront in the future will be a Mafiastan ruled by money
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