Friday, 1 March 2002
Prison doesn't work. So why are we locking up so many people?Saturday, 2 March 2002
"For the last three weeks there has been an utterly inexplicable rise in the prison population of about 600 prisoners a week." The words of Martin Narey, the director-general of the Prison Service, ought to prompt more than the customary political...
Rupert Cornwell: The joy of eavesdropping on powerful peopleSaturday, 2 March 2002
A New batch of White House tapes, and the question arises once more. Why is it that even now we can never get enough of Richard Nixon, that gravelly voice, dripping with prejudice, resentment and insecurity, as it crackles across the abyss of history...
Real men eat cows - and eat them wholeSaturday, 2 March 2002
Beef, I am delighted to report, is back in fashion. I shall declare my interest immediately. This very newspaper ran a feature last week about the latest red meat restaurants and ended by recommending the best places to eat steak and chips in Britain...
We are all in denial about alcohol-related illnessesSaturday, 2 March 2002
It is one of those media friendly terms that covers up a multitude. Alcohol-related illnesses. This week we were told that these illnesses are in danger of destroying the NHS and are responsible for 33,000 deaths every year, and that eight out of 10...
John Browne: Why we will no longer fund political partiesFriday, 1 March 2002
The oil industry has always been international – driven by the location of resources and the need to bring those resources to market. International though, has not always meant global. Now the pattern of trade is changing, and companies have had ...
Throw some red meat at the baying pack. That will keep them quiet...Friday, 1 March 2002
Internal linksShould this be the last post for fox hunting?Ministers 'dragging heels on hunt ban'Leading article: It will take more than this cynical fix to outfox your critics, Mr Blair"Support Byers in the chamber and chew the socialist red meat ...
Hercule Poirot and the case of the misleading testimoniesFriday, 1 March 2002
Her Majesty the Queen, disconcerted by the recent scandals afflicting her loyal government and her civil service, has requested the renowned detective Hercule Poirot to come out of retirement and investigate. Naturally, he obliges. M Poirot, his ...
Australian sheep farmer faces complaint from PETA that he 'swore at his animals'
All aboard: Now that Labour has decided to support a referendum on Europe, the 'pro' camp needs to get its act together
David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'
David Blanchflower: We're now in deflation and sorry, but it's not good news
British Isis jihadists returning from Iraq could launch chlorine bomb attack on Britons
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