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Tuesday, 19 March 2002

  • An instant diagnosis for our neurotic nation
    Wednesday, 20 March 2002

    Just in case anyone was worrying that we were not a nation of hypochondriacs, we have now been given some interesting news. While one in three of us think we have a food allergy, in reality only 2 per cent of us suffers from such a complaint. It is...

  • Odds on
    Wednesday, 20 March 2002

    Internal linkHow 'the Plumber' is causing a City splashThey call him The Plumber, because he was a pipe fitter who made his fortune after inventing a radiator fitting that enables them to be swung away from walls, allowing the area behind to be redec...

  • Sean O'Grady: There can be no middle way in the face of cruelty
    Wednesday, 20 March 2002

    Internal linksLords back 'middle way' in vote on hunting banDelay on hunting is not an option, peers are warned It's always good to know where people are coming from, so I should declare now that I am a card-carrying member of the Royal Society for...

  • John Harvey-Jones: Why the future looks bleak for books
    Wednesday, 20 March 2002

    It is remarkable how little the publishing industry has changed, and how slow it has been to deal with the problems that have arisen for it over the years. The falling demand for books spells trouble, yet the number of titles published keeps goin...

  • 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 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"...

  • 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...

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