Friday, 20 December 2002
While shepherds watchSaturday, 21 December 2002
In the nick of time, a modern parable for Christmas. Ideally, these things are best set in the Holy Land, and this one comes from France, but it does have pedigree. There, high in the Alps, a shepherd has killed a wolf that he said had been killing h...
There are welcome signs in Harare of an end to Mugabe's tyrannySaturday, 21 December 2002
My friend in Harare sounded at the end of his tether. In the past week the fuel queues have started to snake along city streets and meat stocks have been vanishing from supermarket shelves. The agony that was until now confined to the countryside is...
Don't tell me that thin isn't a feminist issueSaturday, 21 December 2002
Women are going straight. It's official. After months, years of painstaking research, physiologists in Vienna have come up with incontrovertible proof that the female torso is becoming more androgynous. Or, to put it another way, less like an egg-tim...
It will take a great deal more proof of Iraqi duplicity before I can support warFriday, 20 December 2002
People have been getting a bit overexcited. The unfavourable comments about Saddam's arms declaration coming from London and Washington do not yet amount to a case for war. Colin Powell has said that the dossier is "troublesome", our own Foreign...
Derek Wyatt: The cricketing world must boycott ZimbabweFriday, 20 December 2002
In an earlier life, as Barrie Fairhall so elegantly put it in an article, I "once played rugby for England". From the 1960s through to the 1980s, few rugby players refused a trip to South Africa. John Taylor, the Welsh and British Lions flanker w...
Basildon Peta: England's naive decision will bring comfort to MugabeFriday, 20 December 2002
Robert Mugabe could not have hoped for a better Christmas present. While the President of Zimbabwe continues killing opponents and demonstrating his disregard for the rule of law, the International Cricket Council (ICC) rewards him for his acts o...
Rowan Williams: Time to take religion more seriouslyFriday, 20 December 2002
The nation state could put up a pretty good case for relegating religion to the private sphere: internal differences of spiritual vision or moral loyalty posed a problem, and public truth was defined by what seemed the self-evidently truthful vis...
The Sketch: Idle pleasantries of Yuletide mask a bovver boy MPFriday, 20 December 2002
It was Christmas cheers all round in the Commons yesterday for the Eric and Robin weekly show, which put on a suitably festive performance. This show is otherwise known as business questions to the Leader of the House and stars Robin Cook and Eric...
Prophet Mohamed cartoon exhibition shooting: Two armed men shot dead after opening fire on 'free speech' event in Texas
Texas shooting: Organisers of Prophet Mohamed cartoon contest condemn attack as 'war on free speech' after police kill two gunmen
The Tories could raise student tuition fees again past £9,000 a year, William Hague indicates
The SNP would vote to introduce proportional representation at Westminster, Nicola Sturgeon confirms
David Blanchflower: The Coalition's economic legacy is plain - it has left us worse off
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