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  • Yes, but what does a dirty bomb look like?
    Wednesday, 13 November 2002

    The Prime Minister's speech to the Lord Mayor's Banquet on Monday, important though it was, was actually just a statement of the bleeding obvious. "Barely a day goes by," said Mr Blair, "without some new piece of intelligence coming via our secu...

  • Gavyn Arthur: London's dire transport threatens the City's future
    Wednesday, 13 November 2002

    The City has a global reputation as a good place to do business, with the highest standard of transparency and integrity. But we face regulation at the European Union level. It is the aim of the European Commission to create a single capital mark...

  • Charles Clarke: New freedoms for schools
    Tuesday, 12 November 2002

    It is important to give teachers the space to develop their teaching and learning strategies around every child. Inspection should be proportionate to success and focused more on outcomes, less on process. We should benchmark schools against best...

  • Geoffrey Howe: The last thing we need is more party politicians
    Tuesday, 12 November 2002

    If the answer to the question is more elected politicians, then you are asking the wrong question.That harsh judgement (from a former Prime Minister, John Major) is steadily gaining support, if one is to judge by the slumping unpopularity of the ...

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