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  • A wife should expect nothing less than half
    Saturday, 16 November 2002

    Hats, aprons, and bras if you insist, off to Shan Lambert, the divorcée who has just elicited a landmark ruling from an appeals court judge about the value of a non-working wife's contribution to her husband's successful career.You must have rea...

  • Richard Garner: University top-up fees are offensive but necessary
    Saturday, 16 November 2002

    It was Sir Keith Joseph, that right-wing guru of monetarism, who first had his collar felt by daring to suggest that students should contribute towards the cost of their university education. He was merely suggesting loans – but had to withdraw h...

  • Don't misunderstand America's motives: it is fear, not greed, that drives Mr Bush
    Saturday, 16 November 2002

    The age of public myth has delivered two absolute truths. First you must believe that Tony Blair is the poodle of George Bush. Second, the war on Iraq is all about oil and the greed of big corporations. The first is hogwash. So is the second. Bo...

  • Calling all firefighters: return to join the rest of us on Planet Earth
    Friday, 15 November 2002

    Industrial action makes quite normal people behave oddly. Yesterday the Association of University Teachers (AUT) – as mild-mannered a bunch as you could hope to be lectured by – held a strike in the capital. The issue was their London weighting ...

  • John Paul II: We need a union of the spiritual and the economic
    Friday, 15 November 2002

    Truly deep is the bond that exists between the Holy See and Italy! We all know that this association has passed through widely different phases and circumstances, subject to the vicissitudes and contradictions of history. But at the same time, we...

  • Paul Vallely: I can't stomach these sanctimonious vegetarians
    Friday, 15 November 2002

    Really I ought to be a vegetarian. I'm a cyclist. I've got a beard. I lean towards leftist communitarianism. I sometimes wear sandals, and have been known to do so wearing socks (which is probably a confession too far). But my problem is that I reall...

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