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  • Joni Lovenduski: How men deter women from Parliament
    Friday, 8 February 2002

    Feminising politics is about more than increasing the numbers of women in political institutions, it is about how institutions, processes and procedures are affected by changing the numbers of women, about what else happens when the numbers of wo...

  • Politicians have only themselves to blame if the public switch off
    Friday, 8 February 2002

    So the politicians, especially Tessa Jowell, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, are worried that the BBC is considering "dumbing down" its coverage of politics. But few – apart from political junkies such as me – would necessaril...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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