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  • Michael Jacobs: How to modernise the monarchy and satisfy republicans as well
    Sunday, 7 April 2002

    The events of the past week have provided quite a spectacle. We have been witnessing the first skirmishes in the battle to modernise the post-Elizabethan monarchy.To the untrained eye it may look as if, with the Daily Mail in full flow and the BB...

  • Jonathan Meades: The Trabant in a bottle
    Sunday, 7 April 2002

    In the spirit of research ... This habitually signals hefty, jocular irony. But I mean it literally. It was in the spirit of research that, at different times, I tasted Blue Nun, Hirondelle, Mateus Rosé, Piat d'Or, Jacob's Creek and Black Tower. I di...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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, ...

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