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  • Don't play political games with MMR
    Thursday, 7 February 2002

    Internal linksWhy has MMR proved such an acute political problem for Tony Blair?GPs 'will not treat' children without the jabConfirmed measles cases in North-east and London increase fears of epidemicIgnore media scaremongers, PM tells parents The...

  • Lord Carrington: Too many politicians know nothing of real life
    Thursday, 7 February 2002

    When I was about 16, my father said to me "What do you want to be"? "I don't know," I said. "Well, you'd better go in the army", he said. I told my housemaster of this decision; he nodded and said, "There are only three careers in which a really ...

  • Declan Walsh: Mr Blair may have his critics at home, but he is welcome in Africa
    Thursday, 7 February 2002

    A mocking chorus was ringing in Tony Blair's ears yesterday as he left for a four-day tour of West Africa. Critics charged that he should be minding his own business instead of embarking on a missionary-style quest to cure the ills of a hopeless co...

  • Brian Viner: If it's the end for Finisterre, what chance Gibraltar?
    Thursday, 7 February 2002

    There was a story in The Sun a couple of months ago which, despite that newspaper's honourable tradition of journalistic accuracy and fearless integrity, rather strained credibility. The paper reported that a sea captain from the Western Isles, a...

  • Kaizer Nyatsumba: At least Mr Blair has given us Africans some hope
    Wednesday, 6 February 2002

    Internal linksLeading article: Mr Blair's visit will not heal Africa's scars, but it is better than ignoring themBlair begins African tour with democracy plea On a discussion programme on television a few nights ago, an African ambassador based in...

  • Charles Kennedy: I'm in politics because it is fun. Why not try it?
    Wednesday, 6 February 2002

    There are four things that are fundamental to being a Liberal Democrat. We're the champions of good-quality schools, universities, hospitals, trains and buses, supported by a fair, transparent and honest tax system. We're champions of civil liberties...

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