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  • Whatever happened to being tough on the causes of crime?
    Wednesday, 17 April 2002

    Internal linksPre-teen offenders face being locked upDeborah Orr: Confine these youths in school, not in prison As it approaches its fifth anniversary, it is possible to see just how disappointing the performance of the Blair government has been in ...

  • Magnificent Mancunians
    Wednesday, 17 April 2002

    Stick some fresh gladioli in your back pocket. Dust off your old Rickenbacker guitar. The Smiths have been voted the most influential pop band of the past 50 years in an NME poll. While Morrissey's profile and his outrageous quiff may have slipped ...

  • A painful reminder of our failure to prevent genocide
    Wednesday, 17 April 2002

    Internal links Dutch cabinet resigns over Srebrenica massacre In an age when politics and politicians are held in unusually low esteem throughout the world, the resignation of the entire Dutch government on a m...

  • Robert Hanks: Abandoning the risky for the risque is a desperate ploy
    Wednesday, 17 April 2002

    Internal linksTV getting jaded and coarse, says ITCAnd in more breaking news, Vatican confirms that Earth moves round Sun, and government survey suggests poor people have less money. Nobody can be very surprised by the ITC's catalogue of independen...

  • Angela John: How men helped women to win the vote
    Wednesday, 17 April 2002

    When we think of male links with women's suffrage, the chances are that we conjure up pictures of men behaving badly or, at best, indifferently, towards what was, after all, a movement specifically run by women and for women. We know that there were ...

  • Health care in Europe shames the NHS; is there really nothing to learn?
    Tuesday, 16 April 2002

    Internal linksAnalysis: Tax-funded or privately financed? The political balancing act"Vote Conservative to save the NHS" may be, for the moment, fantasy politics, but at least the Conservatives are trying. Despite the fears of what remains of the "on...

  • Ant attack
    Tuesday, 16 April 2002

    No sooner have we got used to the Colorado beetle attacking our potatoes and the idea of malaria-bearing mosquitoes making a permanent home in Britain as a result of global warming, we now learn that the biggest insect-organism in the world may be ab...

  • Ann Clwyd: Europe must show its mettle and punish Israel
    Tuesday, 16 April 2002

    Internal linksAmid the ruins of Jenin, the grisly evidence of a war crimePowell finds his path to peace blockedIsrael arrests most wanted man in suicide campaignEU dismisses sanctions and backs Powell's peace missionLetter from a Palestinian to an Is...

  • Yasser Arafat: We strongly condemn the violent operations that target Israeli civilians
    Tuesday, 16 April 2002

    We express our condemnation of all terrorist acts against civilians, whether Israelis or Palestinians and whether this terrorism is sponsored by a state, group or person.This is based on the firm principle of rejecting the use of violence and terrori...

  • Pity the poor politician, damned whatever he does
    Tuesday, 16 April 2002

    Those of my best friends who are not analysts or lesbians tend to be anarchists. Sort of. They don't throw bombs into the czar's carriage or shoot French prime ministers, or even find time for the modern equivalents – trashing GM crops and smashing u...

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