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Monday, 21 October 2002

  • No real warning was possible before the Bali outrage
    Tuesday, 22 October 2002

    The Foreign Office can justifiably be blamed for many things, including its tardy response to the needs of relatives and friends of the Britons who died in the nightclub bombing in Bali. It was slow to dispatch qualified staff to the scene, slow t...

  • The rail unions should not use the safety of the public as a political tool
    Tuesday, 22 October 2002

    Bob Crow, the leader of the RMT rail union, is an easy man to demonise. That is, he cares little about his public image. So extreme is his distaste for the Blairite ways of spin and presentation that, when criticised he has replied to his critics wi...

  • Matthew Taylor: Fair funding will benefit all parties
    Tuesday, 22 October 2002

    One of the fallacies of the debate on party funding is the view that it is only happening because of damaging press stories about funders and their possible motives. IPPR first published research on this in 1994. Then as now the problem was that ...

  • Rupert Cornwell: What Kennedy would have said to George Bush
    Tuesday, 22 October 2002

    President Bush's confrontation with Saddam Hussein is heaven for addicts of historical parallelism. For some, Saddam is Hitler, and Europeans who refuse to confront him are committing a new Munich. Alternatively, the US risks being dragged into a ...

  • Paul Vallely: The perpetual struggle of man against machine
    Monday, 21 October 2002

    Don't talk to me about man versus machine. It was a grievous disappointment, but hardly a surprise, to hear over the weekend that the world chess champion, Vladimir Kramnik, had failed to salvage humanity's honour by beating the world's top chess...

  • Our Man in Paris: It's not easy in Paris to Shake, Rattle and Roll
    Monday, 21 October 2002

    I know nothing about classical music, but the quality and panache of Sir Simon Rattle impressed even someone as ignorant as me on his first appearance in Paris as the conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic. Well-heeled Parisians were anxiously solic...

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