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Tuesday, 2 April 2002

  • Man's best friend
    Wednesday, 3 April 2002

    Now Lassie really can come home. The word is that dogs and cats from the United States and Canada may soon be allowed to enter Britain without the ordeal of a six-month period of quarantine. Ministers are considering a proposal that the pet passpor...

  • After all the shooting is done, the Israelis will still have to talk to Mr Arafat
    Wednesday, 3 April 2002

    Internal linksSharon defies America with demand for exile of ArafatArmoured invasion brings no peace to BethlehemBritish protesters are trapped by army's refusal to let cars throughChurchmen beg Bush to restrain Israel Rarely in recent years has th...

  • Teachers have little to fear from classroom assistants
    Wednesday, 3 April 2002

    Internal links Growth of Mums' Army provokes protests by union Anne McElvoy: It's time to come clean about what works in our schools Teachers often complain, individually and as a profession, th...

  • Paul Vallely: The Pope cannot, should not and will not stand down
    Wednesday, 3 April 2002

    Is the Pope about to retire? In the run-up to Easter, reports from Rome had suggested that he was increasingly frail. For the first time in his 23-year pontificate he had delegated the celebration of mass to one of his cardinals on both Palm Sunda...

  • Mike Lake: Older people are an asset, not a liability
    Wednesday, 3 April 2002

    I grew up in St Ives, which is as delightful a place as it looks. But the primary school playground in St Ives nearly 50 years ago was just as much a theatre of cruelty as any school playground anywhere. Like every other six-year-old, I learned ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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