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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

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