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  • Recipe for disaster
    Tuesday, 2 April 2002

    When John Pemberton went out into his back yard in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1886 and began mixing up a strange caramel-coloured syrup in a three-legged brass kettle, little did he know that he was producing the elixir of modern times. Coca-Cola went gl...

  • The lesson of history is that wars are rarely as simple as the Falklands
    Tuesday, 2 April 2002

    Internal linksTam Dalyell: The time has come to cut the Falklands adrift The 20th anniversary of the start of the Falklands War, which we commemorate today, evokes a distant cacophony of sounds, a kaleidoscope of mostly blurred images. We recall the...

  • Hypocrisy, hysteria and the BBC
    Tuesday, 2 April 2002

    Internal linksPrince reflects on 'unstoppable grandmother'Royal ceremonial funeral will befit role as consort of sovereignDozens of staff in huge retinue will be on the dole and out of a homeNewspapers consider spoof April Fools' stories 'unsuitable...

  • Harry Brighouse: Why the left should now learn to love education vouchers
    Tuesday, 2 April 2002

    Internal linksVouchers 'would improve access' to the best schools In a speech to teachers the other day, Estelle Morris, the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, said her policy was based on the "pillars of standards, behaviour, choice".But ...

  • Martin Narey: A good prison lets inmates challenge the system
    Tuesday, 2 April 2002

    I would like to start with an obvious reality; prison can be a negative and a terrible place. We are, after all, in the business of taking away the most fundamental of liberties after the right to life, and so because of that I don't need any persuad...

  • Siege of Mr Arafat shows Mr Sharon's weakness
    Monday, 1 April 2002

    Internal linksSharon declares Israel is 'at war' after 14 killed in suicide bombingUS ignores international mood and lays blame on PalestiniansYasmin Alibhai-Brown: Next time, Mr Blair, you won't carry British Muslims with youBruce Anderson: There is...

  • Logic lesson
    Monday, 1 April 2002

    A dangerous theme is creeping into the conventional wisdom about education. It was heard again at the teacher union conferences at the weekend. It is that classroom discipline is collapsing because teachers lack effective sanctions. There is a faulty...

  • Stephen Pollard: Teach those teachers some better insults
    Monday, 1 April 2002

    It seems I have done the National Union of Teachers an injustice. I had always thought there was nothing more boringly predictable than its Easter conference: ritualised heckling of a minister; the occasional slow hand clap; the usual suspect Trot...

  • George Carey: Faith can transform the sorrow of death
    Monday, 1 April 2002

    For Christians, Easter is a season of great joy, a time to celebrate the risen Christ and the triumph of life over death. But this Easter, we are all too aware of loss and bereavement with the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen ...

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