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  • Paper candidates
    Thursday, 7 November 2002

    Nicky Gavron may not yet be a household name, but she should soon become a familiar face in London. Having beaten Tony Banks to the Labour nomination for the mayoral election in 2004, she will fight a campaign against Ken Livingstone that, we susp...

  • Estelle Morris and the truth about the great A-level fiasco
    Thursday, 7 November 2002

    Estelle Morris and Sir William Stubbs would probably be breathing a sigh of relief today if they were still in office. The number of students switching courses or winning a university place because of the A-level fiasco has been confirmed as just ...

  • A triumph for Mr Bush, but we may all bear the cost of the Democrats' failure
    Thursday, 7 November 2002

    "Don't misunderestimate me," George W. Bush once famously (perhaps apocryphally) warned when he was running for president. It was a typical Bushism. We know what he meant, though, and the results of the mid-term elections in the United States mean...

  • Tory MPs are loyal only to their careers, not to their leaders
    Thursday, 7 November 2002

    If there is a plot, Iain Duncan Smith has lost it. The quiet man is in danger of being silenced completely – although it was a pity he didn't keep quiet when he had his tantrum in front of the rat-pack at Central Office. Until then, there were o...

  • Earl Russell: Let us light the fires of tolerance
    Thursday, 7 November 2002

    The Gunpowder Plot, if it had succeeded, would have made the attack on the twin towers seem small beer. The King, all of Parliament, all the judges and all the Privy Council would have been killed, and the King's children kidnapped. It would have...

  • Miss World and the power of female protest
    Thursday, 7 November 2002

    As soon as the organisers of the Miss World contest decided to hold their contest in Nigeria, they must have realised that there might be a mismatch between the lighthearted glitz of the competition and the situation for some women in the host c...

  • Rupert Cornwell: A dark hour for American liberalism
    Thursday, 7 November 2002

    In the end, and contrary to every prediction, it wasn't even close. The election night that was supposed to be a cliffhanger turned into a rout of the Democrats. And the reason may be spelt out in two words: George Bush.Blame the outcome – and inv...

  • Richard Askwith: I was bullied – and it proved a valuable lesson
    Wednesday, 6 November 2002

    Much astonishment has been expressed over the case of James Slade, the 18-year-old awaiting sentence for inflicting grievous bodily harm on a fellow pupil at an exclusive public school in Durham. Most of it relates to the idea that parents paying...

  • Adoption in an age of social experiment
    Wednesday, 6 November 2002

    It is a sobering thought that any children needing to be adopted would, according to the House of Lords, be better off if they were placed with Peter and Sonia Sutcliffe, the Shipmans, or the Crippens than with me and my partner. For these last ...

  • Alan Parker: British film needs more than money
    Wednesday, 6 November 2002

    I want to set out a vision of an industry that is a strong and confident player in an increasingly competitive world. An industry that evolves, and reflects, the new realities of today's global market. The United Kingdom film industry is not in n...

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