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  • Will the teaching unions ever learn their lesson?
    Saturday, 6 April 2002

    Internal linksHeadteachers call off boycott threat after ministers find extra cash'Disastrous' rate of AS-level maths drop-outs threatens new teaching crisis The Easter teachers' union conference season has been and gone, and we are left with 10 sep...

  • David McKittrick: Cautionary lessons from Northern Ireland
    Saturday, 6 April 2002

    The turmoil in the Middle East has led to comparisons with the Irish peace process, many lamenting that the Israelis and Palestinians have been unable to construct something along the lines of the Good Friday Agreement. Few would dispute that great...

  • Sharon's military tactics should not surprise anyone
    Saturday, 6 April 2002

    Internal linksDefiant Israel snubs Bush peace planSharon rides high in polls as Israeli public supports 'war on terror' Powell faces daunting task on mission to end bloody cycle of Middle East violenceDeath and destruction spread across West BankBoth...

  • Toys are far too valuable to leave to children
    Saturday, 6 April 2002

    Somewhere in the attic or in the shed or under the bed in the spare room there's a trunk full of old toys which, with any luck, will make up the shortfall between my wretchedly reduced Equitable Life pension and a pauper's grave. I refer, of course, ...

  • Fallen to earth
    Friday, 5 April 2002

    Phone home! Phone home and tell the folks to go to the cinema to see the re-release of ET. Steven Spielberg's charming extra-terrestrial is doing rather disappointingly the second time around.At a time when Hollywood is supposedly embracing re-rele...

  • The rice genome must be made available to all
    Friday, 5 April 2002

    Internal links Rice DNA finding will transform how the world is fed The importance of rice for the future of humanity is not to be underestimated. It is the most important crop in the developing world and, as w...

  • Mary Dejevsky: At funerals and summits, informality is out of order
    Friday, 5 April 2002

    Almost seven years ago, I stood by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to report on the military parade that marked the 50th anniversary of VE Day. Among my most vivid memories, aside from the flowing tears of so many in the crowd, is a single-frame imag...

  • Giles Waterfield: The ramshackle origin of museums
    Friday, 5 April 2002

    Whether or not the early British Museum was a giant, it was certainly surrounded by pygmies. Since the early 17th century, museums had existed, if not flourished, in London and large provincial cities as well as in private hands. I want to touch ...

  • Adrian Hamilton: Europe does have influence over Israel and should use it now
    Friday, 5 April 2002

    Internal linksBush tells Israel: enough is enoughGeorge Bush: 'Leadership not terror is needed for peace' Troops accused of trying to storm Nativity churchHizbollah attack on UN observersSix major West Bank towns in Israeli handsEU persists with call...

  • John Lichfield: Has France left revolution behind?
    Friday, 5 April 2002

    By common consent of historians, Britain is a country of evolution and France a country of revolution. In Britain, we are told, the pattern of things ­ society, the constitution, the economy ­ changes unpredictably but relatively painlessly. In Franc...

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