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  • Britain can be safer without turning millions into criminals
    Monday, 30 December 2002

    One prediction that can be made with certainty is that next year there will be more criminals in Britain than there are now. This is not because the country is becoming a more lawless, crime-ridden place. On the contrary, the best evidence is that th...

  • Counter-strike
    Monday, 30 December 2002

    Among the many improbable scripts being written for the new year, the news that the military top brass are pressing for a big pay rise for the armed forces prompts a thought on how things might turn out in a universe only subtly different from our ow...

  • Maureen Freely: Cloning babies isn't creating Frankensteins
    Monday, 30 December 2002

    Last Friday, a flamboyant, orange-and-white-haired Frenchwoman who was once a research chemist and is now "a bishop of the Raelian sect" called a press conference in Florida to announce that she and other scientists working for Clonaid, a company...

  • David Clark: Labour no longer needs Tony Blair to win an election
    Monday, 30 December 2002

    As Tony Blair considers his Government's prospects for the year ahead, he will do so with perhaps greater apprehension than at any time since he became Prime Minister. On the face of it, his position could hardly be stronger. The Conservatives app...

  • Rowan Pelling: Ghosts and ghouls at New Year
    Sunday, 29 December 2002

    I never see New Year as a time for riotous celebration. By the close of Boxing Day, I've had my fix of bonhomie. The Merry Gentlemen are rested and it's time for something darker. As we approach Twelfth Night, it is easier to sense the echoes from pa...

  • Let's go to war on poor schools and hospitals
    Sunday, 29 December 2002

    The year is ending with the shadow of war hanging over us all, memories of terrorist atrocities in Bali and Mombasa still fresh, and new fears about North Korea's weapons of mass destruction. Yet now is the moment when instinctively we feel we should...

  • Edward Heath: The fanatics in the Conservative Party risk everything we have gained
    Sunday, 29 December 2002

    It is now more than 30 years since I steered this country towards membership of the European Economic Community (EEC), as it was then called. I look back with great pleasure and nostalgia at my proudest political achievement. However, I do so wit...

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