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Sunday, 28 April 2002

  • An impractical idea that suggests Mr Blair is playing us for fools
    Monday, 29 April 2002

    Internal linksPlan to axe child benefits condemnedBruce Anderson: Let's tame these feral children now Tony Blair pleaded with his advisers for "eye-catching initiatives" on crime two years ago. Even if his pathetic memo had not been leaked, we would...

  • What about building a special relationship with Europe?
    Monday, 29 April 2002

    Internal linksBritain 'afraid' of EU, says Prodi Romano Prodi's direct but thoughtful speech tonight will be like a red rag to the Eurosceptic bull. Tony Blair will be just as irritated by the president of the European Commission, and not just becau...

  • Misleading article
    Monday, 29 April 2002

    Who can argue that the phrase "speed camera" gives an entirely misleading and unhelpful impression? Who can disagree that these essential if somewhat impersonal devices for encouraging us to behave in ways which are less likely to kill or injure othe...

  • Ronald Dworkin: A question of principles or prejudice
    Monday, 29 April 2002

    If a nation believes that the lives of some people – Jews rather than Aryans, blacks rather than whites, infidels rather than believers – do not have an importance equal to that of the majority or the masters, then how can we hope to find principles ...

  • 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...

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