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  • Esther Leneman: Non! The attitudes upon which Le Pen thrives are not confined to France
    Sunday, 28 April 2002

    Forget the patronising tone and the whiff of political opportunism. With Britain's local elections only a few days away, the temptation to use the shadow of Jean-Marie Le Pen to try to stir voters out of their collective lethargy must be irresist...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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