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  • The strange logic of sexual inequality in the Forces
    Saturday, 30 March 2002

    Internal linksWomen will not be allowed to serve on frontline, says Hoon The logical conclusion to be drawn from the Ministry of Defence study of women's fitness for front-line combat is the opposite of that apparently drawn by Geoff Hoon, the Secre...

  • Sadly, four years of peace in Ireland offers little hope for the Middle East
    Saturday, 30 March 2002

    Internal links Israel's assault on Arafat Schoolgirl suicide bomber kills two in supermarket Violence deters Christian pilgrims Besieged Arafat 'is prepared to become a ma...

  • A corner of Scotland forever Jacobite
    Saturday, 30 March 2002

    Why are mountains female? In Scotland, there are three sisters in Glen Coe and five sisters in Kintail – not a brother in sight.I'm inclined to such inconsequential musing when travelling through the West Highlands, sun streaming through the bus w...

  • The night I slept outside the worst toilets in Luanda
    Saturday, 30 March 2002

    Only a phone that is looking for trouble will wake you at two in the morning. I've had hundreds of those calls down the years. Mostly it has been a news desk saying something terrible has happened and will I get there as fast as I can. Occasionally i...

  • A tiny glimmer of hope in the gloom that engulfs the Middle East
    Friday, 29 March 2002

    Internal linksIsraeli tanks surround ArafatArafat offers ceasefire as summit backs peace dealGunman kills four settlers as Sharon prepares to send in tanksArabs wait for reply to their offer of peaceLeaders embrace Iraqi attempt to return to the fold...

  • Football must bear the costs of its own mistakes
    Friday, 29 March 2002

    Internal linksBBC refuses to save ITV DigitalTV collapse halts Plymouth's expansionFootball crisis leaves Forest and rivals facing unthinkable: support each otherCompanies count cost of past excessOutlook: Winners and losers in the digital landgrab r...

  • Onwards, upwards
    Friday, 29 March 2002

    Internal links Four killed in day of 'utter chaos' on motorways Rush-hour traffic speeds on most roads increase as drivers stagger journeys Average speed of traffic in London today: 8 mph. Avera...

  • Adrian Hamilton : The English have never understood opera
    Friday, 29 March 2002

    There is something remorselessly predictable about the present debate on the Royal Opera House. Each spring we get the announcement of its new production schedules and latest attendance figures. Each time the management tries to defend itself wit...

  • Excuse me, but what is the alternative to Blairism?
    Friday, 29 March 2002

    It's been a silly month in politics. I think I have heard and read more nonsense in the last three weeks than in the previous five years. And, as Gwendolen says to Cecily in Act II of The Importance of Being Earnest, "On an occasion of this kind ...

  • Pat Barker: Detachment can be a means of survival
    Friday, 29 March 2002

    I think if you watch a good doctor switching between responding to you as an individual and doing the detective work on the symptoms you present to him, you see somebody flitting almost between two personalities, between one sentence and the next. An...

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