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Friday, 1 November 2002

  • Mr Blair should show some courage and outfox his critics
    Saturday, 2 November 2002

    The Government has dithered so long over the issue of blood sports that it is impossible to be sure that this year's fox-hunting season in England and Wales, which started yesterday, will be the last.Although the duration of the Prime Minister's i...

  • A case that may inflict serious damage on the monarch and monarchy
    Saturday, 2 November 2002

    Imagine if the Prime Minister had allowed an innocent man to go on trial while in possession of a critical piece of evidence that resulted in his acquittal. Suppose that the only plausible explanations for his conduct were either a breathtaking naive...

  • A soldier's story is as much about love as it is about the cruelties of war
    Saturday, 2 November 2002

    The gloom comes in at the end of October and sits like a coastal fog until spring. It is a nagging melancholy for which good company and laughter are the best antidotes. These and the promise of work in the southern hemisphere, where the seasons...

  • Corin Redgrave: A great actor, hled prisoner by Russia's dirty war
    Saturday, 2 November 2002

    Ahmed Zakayev is an actor, one of the finest actors Chechnya has ever produced. In former times, when Chechnya was an autonomous republic within the Soviet Russian Federation, he was also the Secretary of the Theatre Workers' Union for Chechnya,...

  • I don't want a friendly service in church
    Saturday, 2 November 2002

    Saint Michael must be having a laugh. On Wednesday a spokesman for Springboard, the Evangelical support group jointly set up by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, suggested that the Church of England's image, ratings and customer base might...

  • 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...

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