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  • At last, a statement of the obvious about cannabis
    Friday, 15 March 2002

    Internal linksCannabis less risky than alcohol, says official reportCannabis report renews pressure on ministers to reform drug laws report The film of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone had more advance publicity than yesterday's report from...

  • The principle of free speech matters more than a doubtful ruling on taste
    Friday, 15 March 2002

    Internal linksTV firms were wrong to block 'shocking' images of abortion, says Court of Appeal "This case is about the censorship of political speech," declared Lord Justice Laws, opening his judgment on the appeal by the Prolife Alliance against t...

  • Vain hope
    Friday, 15 March 2002

    Internal links Narcissists are one big pain except in a crisis     Self-love is a many splendored thing. We sort of knew that, of course, but there's nothing like solid scientific evidence to confirm our homespun suspicion...

  • John Lichfield: Why the French are growing envious of Britain's justice system
    Friday, 15 March 2002

    It is unusual for France and Britain to sing in chorus. But on both sides of the Channel one can hear the same refrain: "Crime is out of control. The criminal justice system is failing. The courts are feeble. They [the British/ French] do things bett...

  • It is time for Britain to quit the Commonwealth
    Friday, 15 March 2002

    Internal linksSouth African poll observers criticise 'legitimate' findingBlack and white, rich and poor, 'anyone who can' prepares to join mass exodusBritain to press EU for wider list of sanctionsNational unity plan 'impossible under Mugabe'Secret m...

  • Paul Vallely: Evolution is God's method of creation
    Friday, 15 March 2002

    Internal linksStorm over teaching of creationism at schoolCan religion and science ever be compatible in education?John Rentoul: Blair's faith much misunderstood Has the Prime Minister any plans to visit my constituency? That's the kind of helpful...

  • At last, the Security Council equates Palestine and Israel
    Thursday, 14 March 2002

    Middle East crisisUN security council supports state of Palestine for first timeUS call for Palestinian state at UN applaudedPhotographer killed in hail of Israeli tank fireSharon rounds on Defence Minister for army 'restraint'Attack on Iraq would ba...

  • A welcome relaunch - but do ministers realise the scale of the tasks ahead?
    Thursday, 14 March 2002

    Internal linksLabour considers £50m state funding for partiesDonald Macintyre: It isn't friends that Mr Blair needs more of. It's enemies It may seem a strange thing, but Tony Blair has given a very good impression over the last few years that he h...

  • Welcome to Britain
    Thursday, 14 March 2002

    Internal links Americans receive a princely invitation to visit     Tourism, for many reasons, most of which we don't have to rehearse, is currently a particularly tough market, and nowhere more so than in th...

  • Gavyn Davies: Our critics are just trying to hijack our services
    Thursday, 14 March 2002

    Internal linksBBC chairman tries to calm 'hijack' rowNatasha Walter: Bland. Boring. Complacent For us to truly serve the public, and justify the licence fee, we must first make sure that the public consumes our services in huge numbers. We simply ...

  • Bland. Boring. Complacent
    Thursday, 14 March 2002

    Internal linksBBC chairman tries to calm 'hijack' rowPodium - Gavyn Davies: Our critics are just trying to hijack our services Gavyn Davies, the chairman of the BBC board of governors, has told us that the people who criticise the BBC for dumbing d...

  • Mo Mowlam: Some lessons for the Middle East from the Ulster peace process
    Thursday, 14 March 2002

    Middle East crisisUN security council supports state of Palestine for first timeUS call for Palestinian state at UN applaudedPhotographer killed in hail of Israeli tank fireSharon rounds on Defence Minister for army 'restraint'Attack on Iraq would ba...

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