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  • There is no point playing footsie with undemocratic regimes
    Wednesday, 1 May 2002

    Internal linksWidow 'kept in the dark' over Saudi murder case With any luck, the sentences of long imprisonment and, in one case, death, apparently passed on five Britons accused of planting bombs in Saudi Arabia have not yet been confirmed. That a...

  • After five years in office, New Labour has still not found its sense of purpose
    Wednesday, 1 May 2002

    Internal linksBlair 'like rabbit in headlights' on euro, says PattenLabour's anniversary: How was it for you?News analysis: Wasted chances and strategic blunders haunt Prime MinisterMichael Brown: Five years on, Prescott remains the man to watch It ...

  • Queen Elizabeth II: I would like to declare my resolve to continue to serve the people of this great nation
    Wednesday, 1 May 2002

    Internal linksThe Queen admits monarchy must evolve to surviveQueen tells of 'resolve to continue' on throneThe Sketch: Well done, Nora Dobinson. It was quite an occasion It is right that the first major event to mark my Golden Jubilee this summer is...

  • Five years on, Prescott remains the man to watch
    Wednesday, 1 May 2002

    Internal linksBlair 'like rabbit in headlights' on euro, says PattenLabour's anniversary: How was it for you?News analysis: Wasted chances and strategic blunders haunt Prime MinisterLeading article: After five years in office, New Labour has still n...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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-...

  • 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...

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