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  • Pageantry, pomp and two institutions dressed up to the nines but some way past their best
    Thursday, 14 November 2002

    The state opening of Parliament is more than just a treat for tourists and David Dimbleby. Its pageantry and tradition, its absurd rituals and archaic office-holders, its antiquated costumes and, above all, the central role of the monarch herself ...

  • Tim Luckhurst: Listen to a Scot: longer drinking hours don't help
    Thursday, 14 November 2002

    One imagines that Her Majesty is rarely troubled by licensing laws. When she fancies a bracing gin and Dubonnet at two o'clock in the morning, the biggest problem must be to find a butler to serve it who is not absorbed in erotic adventures with...

  • Andrew Grice: How public unease has led to a growing sense of insecurity in New Labour
    Thursday, 14 November 2002

    When the Cabinet met last Friday for a session without civil servants, Tony Blair and his ministers were warned that the biggest danger to the Government was "a general sense of insecurity" among voters.The gloomy message in Labour's private polli...

  • One more cup of coffee, one more starving family
    Thursday, 14 November 2002

    When we hear tales from Ethiopia about an eight-year-old child waiting to die, a mother without milk, a father without hope, something seems to rip in the fabric of our comfortable lives. That is a poor image, but you know what I am trying to express...

  • 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...

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