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Thursday, 21 March 2002

  • Engine of growth
    Friday, 22 March 2002

    The last Vauxhall came off the assembly line at the company's Luton plant yesterday. It marks the end of almost a century of production and follows the recent closure of the Dagenham factory. Both sites were old and both were closed as a result of ...

  • Don't let the panic over crime distract us from the fight against criminality
    Friday, 22 March 2002

    Internal linksDrunks and yobs will have to pay fixed penalty fines fixed penalty finesThousands will be freed early to ease jails crisisA 'diver's watch' some view as a badge of honourMore support for victims is promisedDavid Aaronovitch: Marxism, al...

  • The Tories are reaping the reward for grinding work on public services
    Friday, 22 March 2002

    Internal links'Broken' NHS needs overhaul, say Tories One swallow may not make a summer, but yesterday – the first day of spring – brought the Tories a much- needed boost with the ICM poll showing the normal stratospheric Labour lead almost halved....

  • Francis Maude: We face the simple choice of modernise or die
    Friday, 22 March 2002

    Modernise or die. This is the stark choice facing the Conservative Party. It is not the first time the party has teetered on the brink of oblivion, but without radical action it could be the last. For some years we simply have not seemed to be a ...

  • Marxism, alien abduction and some criminal perceptions
    Friday, 22 March 2002

    Internal links Drunks and yobs will have to pay fixed penalty fines fixed penalty fines Thousands will be freed early to ease jails crisis A 'diver's watch' some view as a badge of honour...

  • Prudence is all very well, but this Government needs a sense of purpose
    Thursday, 21 March 2002

    Internal linksTeachers set to take on the GovernmentTrusts 'use cancer cash to balance the books'Donald Macintyre: Mr Brown wants to save the NHS - and collect the credit Yesterday it was Mr Brown's turn to try to kick-start the government, barely a...

  • Robert O'Mugabe
    Thursday, 21 March 2002

    Study of news and current affairs should never be confined to just the principal events and trends. The lesser exhibits in the passing parade are often equally revealing, particularly in the way that accepted certainties can suddenly be overturned....

  • Europe has too many fishermen, too few fish
    Thursday, 21 March 2002

    Internal linksNorth Sea skate has been 'driven to extinction' The proceedings of the 26th annual Larval Fish Conference in Bergen, Norway, may seem difficult to follow for those without a deep and abiding passion for the deep, but the news that the ...

  • Children must not be indoctrinated
    Thursday, 21 March 2002

    The row over creationism at a school in Gateshead has some important implications for the funding of the state education service. According to Nigel McQuoid, the headteacher of Emmanuel City Technology College, the school where the controversy sta...

  • Mary Dejevsky: Zero tolerance has cleaned up New York, but it won't work here
    Thursday, 21 March 2002

    Internal linksBlunkett admits street crime plan is 'long overdue'Anti-social orders 'fail to curb teenage brothers' crime wave' The chattering classes are all chattering about it. The Opposition is lambasting the Government for it, and Downing Stre...

  • The locals know what aid they need
    Thursday, 21 March 2002

    This week ministers from rich and poor countries have gathered in Monterrey, Mexico, for the United Nations conference on development finance. Although we hear so much talk about "winning the peace" and the "new internationalism", the conference i...

  • Edward George: Asian businesses have made us more prosperous
    Thursday, 21 March 2002

    A couple of months ago, in Glasgow, I joined the Association of Business Community in paying tribute to Mr Yaqub Ali for the remarkable contribution he has made to Scottish commercial and community life since he arrived from Pakistan 50 years ag...

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