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  • The Tories make a start (don't mention the euro)
    Monday, 8 April 2002

    Internal linksClarke says Duncan Smith has raised his morale The last time Kenneth Clarke aligned himself with such an unlikely partner it was with John Redwood, his running mate in the campaign for the Conservative leadership in 1997. The rumbusti...

  • Stan Hey: My wife does a pretty wicked George Formby
    Monday, 8 April 2002

    Touching as it was to hear that the late Queen Mother once entertained her great grandsons by imitating their favourite comic character, Ali G, I am also bowled over by the bizarre layers in this particular act. Some of you will remember that the...

  • George Bush: Enough is enough. The violence must end
    Monday, 8 April 2002

    Internal linksEurope threatens Israel with sanctionsBlair adopts Bush's language over SaddamBlair tries to calm the doubtersThe comic turn forgets his lines in a Texas double actDefiant Saddam vows to defeat AmericaEerie calm in the streetsArmy says ...

  • 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...

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