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  • There is still no alternative to the Good Friday Agreement
    Tuesday, 8 October 2002

    Last week it seemed as though the Good Friday Agreement had only months to live. The pledge by Northern Ireland's First Minister, David Trimble, to the Ulster Unionist Council that he would walk out of the power-sharing executive if the IRA did no...

  • President Bush once again places the electoral interests of his party first
    Tuesday, 8 October 2002

    In his televised address last night from Cincinnati, President George Bush was aiming at three different audiences. The first was the group of mostly Democratic Senators who threaten to oppose the resolution the President has sent to Congress. This ...

  • Wardens' Revolutionary Party
    Tuesday, 8 October 2002

    It may only apply in some London boroughs. It may only be a limited stoppage. It may be just a one-off. But it is a start. The nation surely feels more than a little excitement on hearing the news that the traffic wardens are to go on strike. Normall...

  • John Curtice: Mr Duncan Smith isn't hated; he's just ignored
    Tuesday, 8 October 2002

    Iain Duncan Smith can have hardly imagined a worse start to this conference. He might be forgiven for thinking that he was part of the Conservative problem, not part of the solution. So here are two bits of comfort for him. First: reports over th...

  • 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...

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