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  • Geoffrey Owen: Don't shed too many tears when the last Ford rolls out of Dagenham
    Monday, 18 February 2002

    The ending of car assembly at Ford's Dagenham factory this week will be widely seen as a symbol of British industrial decline. Although the closure will be partially offset by an expansion of engine production on the site, one is bound to feel sad,...

  • David Lister: And the award for worst speech ever goes to...
    Monday, 18 February 2002

    Every year at this time I'm reminded of one of my favourite performances at an awards ceremony. Accepting the best actress prize a few years ago, Vanessa Redgrave broke down in tears as she thanked the stage carpenter.Ah, we shall not look upon h...

  • David Laws: The NHS needs more than just more money
    Monday, 18 February 2002

    At a recent constituency advice centre, I saw a lady who had come to complain about the waiting time for an NHS outpatient appointment. She needed to see a neuro-physiologist because of problems with her hands which were causing her pain and maki...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Saddam is next in the firing line. It's just a matter of when
    Sunday, 17 February 2002

    Internal linksBritish paratroops shoot man dead in Kabul gun battleUS forces move on Filipino militantsAmerica 'chasing phantoms' in Iraq says arms expert Well, boys, this is it. This time it's Baghdad. No more messing around. George W – no one ca...

  • Charlie Courtauld: Neurologists anonymous
    Sunday, 17 February 2002

    Have you got a spare? Back-of-a-lorry job? A neurologist, I mean. You see, I seem to have lost mine, and I don't quite know what to do about it.For most of us, to be signed up to an NHS neurologist is something to be avoided. It means you're not ...

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