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  • Denis MacShane: Many Britons still are not at ease with the EU
    Friday, 8 November 2002

    Throughout the Cold War, Estonia experienced first-hand what the Iron Curtain did to Europe. Now, with EU membership around the corner and on the threshold of an invitation to join Nato, it stands in a prime position to reap the benefits of a reu...

  • 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...

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