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  • The Commonwealth must stand firm for democracy
    Saturday, 16 March 2002

    Internal linksMugabe spurns proposal for unity governmentFergal Keane: The real danger for Africa is Western disengagement The condemnation of the stolen election in Zimbabwe by European leaders in Barcelona is a necessary but not sufficient condit...

  • Saints alive
    Saturday, 16 March 2002

    To be sure, everyone likes a knees-up. But we're a little underwhelmed by tomorrow's big St Patrick's Day parade in London. Nothing against the saint himself, you understand. He did a wonderful job, clearing the snakes out of Ireland; we're just not ...

  • The real danger for Africa is Western disengagement
    Saturday, 16 March 2002

    Internal linksMugabe spurns proposal for unity governmentLeading article: The Commonwealth must stand firm for democracy I am going to start this piece on Zimbabwe by talking about Enoch Powell's finest speech. Among the broader public – that is, ...

  • There's nothing like an old-fashioned wedding
    Saturday, 16 March 2002

    Which of Liza Minnelli's 15 bridesmaids will be lucky enough, or should that be agile enough, to catch her bouquet when she gets married this afternoon for the fourth time? The clever money, I'm told, is on Petula Clark who, at 69, is certainly y...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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