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  • King of the jungle
    Friday, 1 November 2002

    Introducing the most exciting new nature programme, the jewel of our autumn schedules: The Secret Life of David Attenborough. Featuring a hushed breathy commentary and some of the most exotic locations.We watch the old mammal, the dominant male in ...

  • The Tories' problem is not Iain Duncan Smith but their political strategy
    Friday, 1 November 2002

    The critical question that the Conservative Party has to resolve is not whether to get rid of Iain Duncan Smith. It is whether there is an alternative leader who would be better.The fact that Mr Duncan Smith has only been leader for 13 months is ir...

  • David Horovitz: Israel needed Labour to stick with Mr Sharon
    Friday, 1 November 2002

    When Ariel Sharon was overwhelmingly elected Prime Minister of Israel last year, he offered the two most senior positions in his government – the jobs of Foreign and Defence Minister – to the Labour Party, as part of an overture for what became the ...

  • The public has made up its mind: the quiet man of politics is just a loser
    Friday, 1 November 2002

    Sir Walter Raleigh was at dinner with some friends and family members one night when – according to the gossipy antiquarian, John Aubrey – his son suddenly started regaling the company on the subject of a visit that he'd made that morning to a whore...

  • Election or not, the outlook remains bleak
    Thursday, 31 October 2002

    Nothing could now be worse for Israel, let alone what remains of the Middle East peace process, than that Ariel Sharon, having lost the support of the Israeli Labour party in his unity government, should throw in his lot with the religious zealots...

  • A familiar IRA tactic that must not be allowed to damage the peace process
    Thursday, 31 October 2002

    It is not difficult to discern the IRA's motives for breaking contact with the international disarmament body. In a statement to be published in the republican newspaper, An Phoblacht, today, the Provisionals will try to place much of the blame on...

  • Art attack
    Thursday, 31 October 2002

    Kim Howells, a minister in the so-called Department of Culture, has delivered his long-awaited critique of this year's Turner Prize shortlist. Having been invited to a preview of the exhibition, he scribbled his weighty verdict ("bullshit") on a c...

  • Gwyneth Dunwoody: MPs need to stay up late to do their job
    Thursday, 31 October 2002

    As I sat in my office at 11 o'clock yesterday morning, trawling through the piles of letters from my constituents, I started to wonder what exactly Robin Cook, the Leader of the House of Commons, thinks the average MP does during the day. Listenin...

  • Michael McCarthy: Accountants' wheeze unleashed an environmental disaster
    Thursday, 31 October 2002

    To the postwar forestry industry, and to the accountants who caught on, it was a corking wheeze; to conservationists it became a double disaster.The large-scale planting of conifers, tax free, transformed much of Britain's open landscape in the 1...

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