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  • Roy Hattersley: A moment in history when even republicans should show respect
    Sunday, 31 March 2002

    Death of the Queen MotherFull links on special index page Republicans who object to the idolatry that still surrounds the monarchy, have to be consistent in their beliefs that the Windsors should be treated like normal human beings. So, at the mom...

  • Dan Plesch: Blair is walking into a dogfight on Bush's ranch
    Sunday, 31 March 2002

    By this time next Sunday, Tony Blair will have finished discussing the attack on Iraq at President Bush's Texas ranch. Mr Blair and his advisers are not just resigned to having to go along with the US; there is genuine enthusiasm for taking actio...

  • 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...

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