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Sunday, 17 March 2002

  • It is wrong for MPs to featherbed their pensions
    Monday, 18 March 2002

    Internal link Ministers fight to block rise in MPs' pensions Members of Parliament should be paid generous salaries for two reasons. People of ability should not feel that they have to make a huge material sacr...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Is America ready to lead the global war on poverty?
    Monday, 18 March 2002

    Internal linksAmerica and Europe at odds over helping poorAid agencies questioning the US order of prioritiesThe cost of inequalityEuropean fishing fleets plundering west African stocksRupert Cornwell: Is America ready to lead the global war on pover...

  • Mark Seddon: The rumours are swirling, the war drums beating - rebellion is in the air
    Monday, 18 March 2002

    Global terrorUS diplomat's wife and child among five killed in attack on churchAmericans killed by explosions that tore church apartShort: Military action against Iraq is 'unwise'CIA survey of Iraq airfields heralds attackArab states united in reject...

  • Tom Watson: A simple change that would save so many lives
    Monday, 18 March 2002

    Internal link Leading article: Death wish By the end of this week, around five people on the waiting list for an organ transplant will have died unnecessarily, and more than 200 lives will be lost this year bec...

  • Theodore Zeldin: A revolution in love and marriage
    Monday, 18 March 2002

    In the past, love was completely different. It was adequate to express love by obeying your husband – that was to love him. It was possible, at a different period of history, to idealise your wife and not to love her for any qualities she had, but si...

  • Take a deep breath
    Sunday, 17 March 2002

    Asthma campaign Full links on special index page, plus related sites Ministers have reacted with commendable speed to The Independent on Sunday's asthma campaign. In just three weeks since it was launched, thre...

  • Basildon Peta: Why Mbeki's gamble on diplomacy will fail
    Sunday, 17 March 2002

    Internal linksMugabe death squad thugs kidnapped and tortured me, says trade union leaderJoan Smith: The West can't stop Mugabe now President Robert Mugabe's fraudulent election victory has once again thrust South Africa's president, Thabo Mbeki, u...

  • Gill Hornby: Nice school, shame about the arsonists
    Sunday, 17 March 2002

    Can there be any more purposefully hopeful creature than the liberal parent inspecting a local comprehensive? We are the middle-class parents the state sector so badly needs. We're also lucky in having the financial freedom to choose the type of scho...

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