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  • David Lister: The dark secret that every rock fan fears to tell
    Monday, 11 March 2002

    In Tom Stoppard's play The Real Thing the protagonist is fretting about appearing on Desert Island Discs. All the castaways have such esoteric tastes: the perfect piece of Chopin or an aria from The Ring; and when they do have a piece of contempo...

  • Mark Seddon: Vague words can no longer disguise Tony Blair's betrayal of Labour
    Monday, 11 March 2002

    Internal linksLib Dems and unions 'ready to form an alliance'Flutter! Flutter! Cluck! Cluck! What is this we hear? Surely not the sound of chickens coming home to roost? Actually, yes – a mighty flock of them.The softly spoken TUC general secretary, ...

  • Basildon Peta: The British media is helping President Mugabe
    Monday, 11 March 2002

    Internal linksMugabe government appeals against third day of voting'I queued for hours but it's been more tiring having to vote for the same man for 22 years' Mr Mugabe's land redistribution policies are effectively taking Zimbabwe back to the Sto...

  • Paul Barker: Get building and forget the green belt
    Sunday, 10 March 2002

    An Englishman's home may still be his castle, but only if he can afford one. For many people, that is becoming a distant dream. This week the National Union of Teachers (NUT) is calling out its London members on a one-day strike in pursuit of a b...

  • Peter York: Enough of tasteful granite and steel. I want to eat my bacon buttie off plastic
    Sunday, 10 March 2002

    Formica, the shiny, plastic surface that went from café cool to shabby naff and back to cool again, has slipped into bankruptcy. I'll miss it. The Formica Years was my working title for a never-made television series I dreamt up in 1988. It was about...

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