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  • Wrong number
    Friday, 26 April 2002

    As if the twin-metatarsal catastrophe of Gary Neville and David Beckham weren't a big enough blow to England's chances in the World Cup, it seems the coup de grâce is about to be delivered. Ant and Dec have been selected to sing the England World ...

  • Sinn Fein's embarrassment is a great step forward for peace
    Friday, 26 April 2002

    Internal linksDavid Mcittrick: There's plenty of evidence that the IRA is still there The superficial interpretation of the US Congress finding that the IRA has trained guerrillas in Colombia is that it is another blow to the peace process. It is n...

  • This case was flawed and should never have been allowed to go before a court
    Friday, 26 April 2002

    Internal linksParents despair after teenagers are acquitted of Damilola killing How a boy's brutal murder traumatised a nation'I think of my beautiful boy crying out for me, and I wasn't there for him''You can't touch us - we're the untouchables'How ...

  • How noble was this decision to abandon the RSC?
    Friday, 26 April 2002

    "Exit director stage left, in high dudgeon" is, I suppose, one summary of Adrian Noble's decision to leave the Royal Shakespeare Company after his radical reform plans have been slated from every side of the media divide and half the theatre gran...

  • We should not blame the police for this debacle. We should blame ourselves
    Friday, 26 April 2002

    Internal linksParents despair after teenagers are acquitted of Damilola killing How a boy's brutal murder traumatised a nation'I think of my beautiful boy crying out for me, and I wasn't there for him''You can't touch us - we're the untouchables'How...

  • David McKittrick: There's plenty of evidence that the IRA is still there
    Friday, 26 April 2002

    Internal linksLeading article: Sinn Fein's embarrassment is a great step forward for peace The Irish peace process is in a mysterious phase, replete with sinister shadows, unexplained events and dark deeds. Nobody anywhere seems to have an absolute...

  • Gordon Brown: A question of values as well as health
    Friday, 26 April 2002

    For me the National Health Service is an enduring and practical expression of shared values that shape our country. The question is whether the consensus that endured on tax-funded health care for 50 years should be renewed.The Government has examine...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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