Tuesday, 26 November 2002
A better deal is needed for London's public workersWednesday, 27 November 2002
The Trade Union would be the last people to admit it, at least publicly, but the best service they could perform for their members would be to press for the break-up of the national pay bargaining structures that so dominate the landscape of public-...
The lessons to be learnt from these worrying failures in the classroomWednesday, 27 November 2002
Tony Blair's oft-repeated mantra that "education, education and education" were his top three priorities was never supposed to herald a fall in reading standards in primary schools four years after Labour swept to power in 1997. Yet this is precise...
Alan Miles: Tony Blair has inflamed our disputeWednesday, 27 November 2002
I stood on the picket line on Monday with my colleagues from the Red Watch at West Hampstead Fire Station, and waited eagerly for Tony Blair to address the nation.We watched a man with an odd look in his eyes, a look of a man who perhaps knew he wou...
It's time to reform the sex laws and our mindsWednesday, 27 November 2002
If you visit the website of the company "Complete Excellence", based somewhere in Dorset, you will be invited to buy something more exotic than country crafts. Jilly and Mike, you soon discover, "are happy to welcome you to their quiet, discreet...
Mr Blair and his sluggish response to an emergencyTuesday, 26 November 2002
What if Tony Blair had made a few weeks ago the remarks on the fire strike that he uttered yesterday? It is difficult to suppose that they would have prevented industrial action. Indeed, Mr Blair's tough-sounding stance might have provoked the fir...
Jenny Diski: My first fashion statementTuesday, 26 November 2002
In spite of the Victoria and Albert Museum's Versace festival, and books such as Fashion Statements: the Archaeology of Elegance, I've never been convinced by the idea of fashion as art. I don't see why it has to be; it has so much else to do. When c...
Virginia Ironside: I understand her parents' stance, but horror tactics will almost certainly failTuesday, 26 November 2002
It's understandable that the parents of poor Rachel Whitear feel a desperate need to do something. They want to feel that if a video of her life, unveiled yesterday at John Masefield School in Ledbury, Herefordshire, will save just one other teenager...
Homosexual delegates to Sochi? The US is blissfully ignoring the scale of Russia's gay rights crisis
We must not normalise food banks. Their proliferation is a mark of shame on this country
The sad and puzzling story of Abbas Khan, the British doctor found dead in Syrian jail
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
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