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  • Caroline Lucas: Globalisation always hurts the poorest
    Friday, 25 October 2002

    The development of our international institutions has not kept pace with the development of international financial markets, and our political arrangements have lagged behind the globalisation of the economy – as a result, poor people have not be...

  • The North Sea must not be allowed to become a dead sea
    Thursday, 24 October 2002

    For the past 15 years, European fisheries ministers have found themselves caught between a rock and an increasingly hard place. The rock was the determination of their home fishermen, to carry on fishing as hard as possible – perfectly understandable...

  • Stormy weather
    Thursday, 24 October 2002

    Just when you thought it was safe to plant your vines, cultivate peaches and apricots and get out your bikini for the long hot summers, here comes the latest forecast. Rain, rain and more rain for the next couple of hundred years. That's not so bad w...

  • I can't blame Ulrika for not naming the man
    Thursday, 24 October 2002

    When Ulrika Jonsson first sold her memoirs to the tabloids, it was the promise of revelations about Sven-Goran Eriksson that drew them in. But it is no fun-filled romp that has made the press stay with Jonsson's experiences over the last few day...

  • Jackie Ballard: The RSPCA is about a lot more than fox-hunting
    Thursday, 24 October 2002

    Since the announcement of my appointment as Director General of the RSPCA, there has been a good deal of press interest and comment about the society, about me and about my background. Somewhat to my surprise, some of it has actually been fair and...

  • Don McKinnon: Beyond the 'clash of civilisations'
    Thursday, 24 October 2002

    People talk glibly about the "Western civilisation", or the "Hindu civilisation", or the "Islamic civilisation" as if each of these is a sharply defined entity. As a Kiwi l can tell you that there are considerable cultural differences between Aus...

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