Tuesday, 22 October 2002
We need to be assured on the quality of training for classroom assistantsWednesday, 23 October 2002
The Government's plans for modernising the teaching profession have much to commend themselves. However, they do need more work before they can be seen as a coherent package to give the profession the world-class status ministers so earnestly desire ...
We are being put at risk to protect the fire service's restrictive practicesWednesday, 23 October 2002
Victimisation? I'll give you bloody victimisation. Unison goes on strike? Our school shuts. The G&M in local government has a one-day stoppage? Our school shuts. The NUT downs nibs for a day? Our school shuts. If RMT on London Underground has a s...
Are the lights going out all over Labour land?Wednesday, 23 October 2002
Memories of the 1970s will be awakened if next week's industrial action by fire fighters goes ahead. But it is not only in the field of industrial relations that this Government needs to worry about reminders of the "winter of discontent". Quite apar...
Harriet Harman: If you assault your wife you are a criminalWednesday, 23 October 2002
We want to make sure that we do everything we can to ensure that the criminal justice system is doing all it can in preventing domestic violence and prosecuting those who commit it.Prosecutors are right to remember always that the woman's safety ...
The rail unions should not use the safety of the public as a political toolTuesday, 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...
No real warning was possible before the Bali outrageTuesday, 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...
Rupert Cornwell: What Kennedy would have said to George BushTuesday, 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 ...
It’s shameful that our universities have accepted gender segregation under pressure from the most oppressive religious fanatics
Yasmin Alibhai Brown
World leader super-selfie at a memorial service: am I the only grown up left?
The Daily Cartoon
If our politicians were brave enough, or even simply rational, they would follow Uruguay's lead and legalise cannabis
We want women to sit at boardroom tables – but we also fetishise motherhood
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