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Monday, 2 December 2002

  • Smoked out
    Tuesday, 3 December 2002

    At last, a sign that the leadership of the Fire Brigades Union is not completely bereft of political judgement. The leader of the FBU, Andy Gilchrist, announced yesterday that the next eight-day action will now be suspended. "Talking will begin th...

  • If Saddam is such a monster, why did we arm him and trade with him?
    Tuesday, 3 December 2002

    According to the Foreign Office dossier, Saddam Hussein: crimes and human rights abuses, "Iraq is a terrifying place to live". It certainly is, and even the most vociferous anti-war campaigner would have to agree that Saddam heads a brutal, cruel,...

  • There is no need to impose a high-tax culture across Europe
    Tuesday, 3 December 2002

    Single market, single currency, single tax system. The progression seems natural enough. The Single European Market, completed in 1992, can only function efficiently if transaction costs are minimised and transparency maximised. That implies a single...

  • George Joffe: Imperialism rears its ugly head again
    Tuesday, 3 December 2002

    The theoretical background to international affairs that we are looking at today is a replay of the old late-colonial agenda of la mission civilisatrice that emerged from France in the post-revolutionary period, and the idea, dare I say it, of the w...

  • Football fame
    Monday, 2 December 2002

    Anti-American? Us? Heck, no. We have nothing but admiration for the country that gave us life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, decent coffee, black-and-white thrillers from the 1940s and the architecture of Canary Wharf. Plus, while giving due rec...

  • Air travel is liberating, but we must pay the true price
    Monday, 2 December 2002

    Now is a good time to fly, despite – or, rather, because of – all the bad news. Paradoxically, our awareness of the terrorist threat makes air travel safer than ever. And, in a longer-term view, air travel has never been so cheap, and may never be so...

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