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Monday, 18 March 2002

  • Unfair cop
    Tuesday, 19 March 2002

    It was inevitable that Commander Brian Paddick of the Metropolitan Police would be moved from his job while an inquiry is carried out into allegations that he breached disciplinary regulations. The various allegations about him that appeared in the...

  • Portugal provides more evidence of Europe going in Mr Blair's direction
    Tuesday, 19 March 2002

    Internal linksRight-wing Euro alliances are good for Britain, says PMThe Sketch: If Europe is genuinely being shaped in Britain's image, God help it No one, not even Tony Blair, pretended that the weekend European Union summit in Barcelona was an un...

  • Peter Mandelson: A deal to get us out of the Zimbabwe impasse
    Tuesday, 19 March 2002

    Internal linksMugabe bends as African allies step up pressure'War veterans' murder farmer in night of terror by President's men A few days in South Africa reveal the full extent of President Thabo Mbeki's dilemma over Zimbabwe. He believes that th...

  • Peter Hewitt: The solace of art in these difficult times
    Tuesday, 19 March 2002

    I want to argue for the value of art in society in these times; times which are by turns bewildering and uplifting, exhilarating and profoundly insecure. The rich language of art and artists plays a vital role in enabling us to express our deeper...

  • Our Dreyfus in a minor key
    Tuesday, 19 March 2002

    Internal linksMet commander removed from post as cannabis claims are investigatedRadical policeman who upsets the old guardLocals stand by Paddick for 'looking at the bigger picture'At school, in history, we learnt about the Dreyfus affair. As "Jock"...

  • 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...

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