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Monday, 29 April 2002

  • Mercy killing has been widely practised for years, so we should make it legal
    Tuesday, 30 April 2002

    Internal linksDiane Pretty loses case, while Miss B 'dies with dignity'Diane Pretty's message was clear: 'The law has taken all my rights away'Miss B's dogged legal fight to find a peaceful end If Diane Pretty has the courage to die, then we should ...

  • Table talk
    Tuesday, 30 April 2002

    If only a modern-day Creevey had been available to record the table talk at the Queen's dinner for former prime ministers and their families yesterday evening. What one wonders, did Cherie Blair (1997 to the present) and Clarissa Eden, the 82-year-...

  • Employers must promote flexible working, not stress
    Tuesday, 30 April 2002

    Internal linksNews analysis: Why workers in Britain are still chained to their desksThe French working week: It's Thursday - and the weekend starts here If Tony Blair were looking for an eye-catching way of convincing the business world that his com...

  • Mike Batt: What's wrong with a musician in a wet T-shirt?
    Tuesday, 30 April 2002

    Imagine your average boy or girl band walking on stage, pretty as you like, just ready to do the hand-jive as usual. Instead, they pull out a violin, a flute, a cello and an oboe and play a virtuosic arrangement to at least orchestral, if not so...

  • France desperately needs a new Mr Chirac
    Tuesday, 30 April 2002

    Internal linksPolls show Chirac will trounce Le Pen in second round On Sunday, the worst President in the history of the Fifth Republic will be re-elected with the highest ever score in a French presidential election – and democrats everywhere wi...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

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