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Monday, 18 February 2002

  • Susan Stroud: How we can create a volunteering society
    Tuesday, 19 February 2002

    It was comments about the evil axis which caught the headlines in the UK when President George Bush's State of the Union address was reported. However, there were some more constructive elements to the speech, which should be of equal interest in...

  • Phil Reeves: Are we seeing the first cracks in Israeli support of Ariel Sharon?
    Tuesday, 19 February 2002

    Internal linksIsraeli helicopters fire missiles at Hamas officePalestinian militants kill four as division in Israeli public opinion growsSomething new and important is stirring on Israel's political landscape. It is still in its infancy. But there i...

  • 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...

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