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  • A radical restores the Proms to their former hope and glory
    Saturday, 27 April 2002

    "Rule Britannia" and "Land of Hope and Glory" are back at the Proms. Nicholas Kenyon, the Proms director, has restored them after taking them out last year in the wake of 11 September. That was a nonsensical decision. Quite why patriotism, even ...

  • What we need is a people's question time, Mr Blair
    Saturday, 27 April 2002

    Internal linksPM to be first leader since Chamberlain to give evidence before committee of MPs Tony Blair has paid less attention to the House of Commons than any Prime Minister before him, mainly because he can. Indeed, with a majority of 179, red...

  • First Sweden, now Japan
    Saturday, 27 April 2002

    A most rewarding week for indulging in European national stereotypes, particularly when viewed from the traditional Anglo-Saxon island perspective. The French, having spent weeks doing the shrug, are now running around excitedly. The Spanish are stil...

  • Women weren't designed to grow old gracefully
    Saturday, 27 April 2002

    Why do men grow old so much more gracefully and generously than women? The unfortunate couple from Surrey currently suing their 75-year-old neighbour Mrs Jones for aggravation, are probably asking themselves the same question. Mrs Jones is allege...

  • These Colombian terrorists are even more frightening than the IRA
    Saturday, 27 April 2002

    Why would three Irish republicans go to one of the most dangerous countries on earth, travelling on false passports into the stronghold of a guerrilla group notorious for kidnapping, drug trafficking and murder?It is a question the three defendan...

  • David Horovitz: Don't blame Israel. All we ever wanted was peace
    Saturday, 27 April 2002

    Internal linksGaza braces for Sharon to send in tanks in next phase of warFreed youths tell of hunger and death in Church of the Nativity Today, in a world turned upside-down, Israel stands accused by the international diplomatic and journalistic c...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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