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  • Lord of the wings
    Thursday, 25 April 2002

    Internal linksBirdwatchers confirm plight of starlings and sparrows Much twittering, we note, at the news that the starling continues as Britain's commonest bird after the annual count organised by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Mes...

  • We should fight to defeat the racists in our midst, not try to appease them
    Thursday, 25 April 2002

    Immigration and the far-rightBlunkett comments provoke race rowBlunkett to penalise asylum-seekers who commit crimesAngry protesters give Le Pen new role as victimSombre Chirac vows to fight 'in the name of morality'A tide of tough rhetoric, but no s...

  • Israel must not be allowed to upset the Jenin investigation
    Thursday, 25 April 2002

    Internal linksNurse shot through heart and man in wheelchair among Jenin deadOnce upon a time in Jenin Israel's delays and objections to the UN panel of investigation into Jenin are looking more and more like an attempt to emasculate the entire exe...

  • Henry Kissinger: America's new challenge
    Thursday, 25 April 2002

    There are problems in the European-American relationship. A new generation is coming into power in Europe and the Soviet threat is gone. On the US side there has been a shift in the geographic locus of power. My generation had experience of Europe, w...

  • Oh, Mo! You've let us all down with this book
    Thursday, 25 April 2002

    People always tended to think the best of Mo Mowlam. We wanted to see her as someone who lived on an entirely different plane from the usual run of politicians. Her straight talking and her laughter seemed to mark her out as the kind of person wh...

  • Claude Moraes: Stop using the racist language of the far-right
    Thursday, 25 April 2002

    Immigration and the far-rightBlunkett comments provoke race rowBlunkett to penalise asylum-seekers who commit crimesAngry protesters give Le Pen new role as victimSombre Chirac vows to fight 'in the name of morality'A tide of tough rhetoric, but no s...

  • President Chirac must now defeat Le Pen's racism, not pander to it
    Wednesday, 24 April 2002

    French electionCatholic bishop denounces Le PenWhy the sums will never add up for 'President Le Pen'Chirac refuses to join TV debate 'in the face of hatred'Jospin failed to address asylum, says MandelsonAnti-racists warn against apathyAnne McElvoy: ...

  • Beverley Malone: Nurses must earn more, Mr Brown
    Wednesday, 24 April 2002

    What are the barriers for nursing and nurses? Poor pay is just the first one that comes to mind. Heavy workloads, more patients and greater acuity. Lack of support from employers and managers and, of course, nursing shortages. Because we all know, w...

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