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  • Segregated schools for asylum-seekers won't work
    Monday, 7 October 2002

    It says something that the closest thing our improvised constitution has to checks and balances is the half-reformed House of Lords. This week, the flawed assemblage of timeservers, retired MPs, "elected" hereditary peers, "people's peers" and bis...

  • Do, re, mi
    Monday, 7 October 2002

    Reading the thoughts of Pete Waterman on the debt owed to classical music by the manufacturers of synthetic pop hits – that is himself, mostly – is a bit like being trapped by the pub bore. "Have you noticed that Slade's 'Merry Christmas' is basic...

  • The Conservatives show few signs of getting over their nervous breakdown
    Monday, 7 October 2002

    The Conservative party's identity crisis shows few signs of abating. Iain Duncan Smith protests that he has only been leader for a year, which is true but irrelevant, like much of what he says.In his first year, he has repudiated William Hague's s...

  • David McKittrick: As trust drains away, the days of the peace process are numbered
    Sunday, 6 October 2002

    Just days ago a lot of people thought the Good Friday Agreement, which is the heart of the Irish peace process, would be lucky to survive intact past January. Now theythink it will be lucky to remain intact for another week. The extraordinary sce...

  • Yvonne Roberts: The Edwina in you and me
    Sunday, 6 October 2002

    Transgression is back at the top of the bill. Self-deluded Edwina Currie continues to flog infidelity and betrayal as if she is a one-woman salvage firm, assisting the body politic and safeguarding truth. ("It did a lot of good to encourage this ...

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