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  • Now let Mrs Blair chair a seminar on the future of the RSC
    Saturday, 11 May 2002

    It's not often that the arts are ahead of other government portfolios in creating constitutional controversy; but the row this week over Cherie Blair chairing a seminar on transport will have brought back memories for some in the arts. Mrs Blair ...

  • It is important to avoid a rush to judgement on this latest rail tragedy
    Saturday, 11 May 2002

    After all the questions in Parliament, the ministerial statement about the circumstances surrounding the non-departure of a press officer and the threat of a motion of censure, suddenly the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Transport hav...

  • The Tories must confront their Militant tendency
    Saturday, 11 May 2002

    The Conservative party has faced a choice ever since people began to resent non-white immigration into Britain: to appease or confront racism.There is a respectable-sounding argument for appeasement: it is possible that Margaret Thatcher's use of ...

  • It's the way they tell 'em
    Saturday, 11 May 2002

    Oh, dear, oh, dear, oh, dear, as Mr A A St J Hancock used to say. But, sadly, yes: Rik Mayall, Harry Enfield and Vic Reeves are to appear in a video campaigning against the euro.The comic's curse, famously, is wanting to play Hamlet; tragically, r...

  • Suu Kyi's release is a tribute to her courage and the value of sanctions
    Saturday, 11 May 2002

    I listened to it all from afar, wishing I was there. I could picture the scene: the metal barricades, the secret policemen scuttling around, the reporters and the supporters counting down the hours. And beyond the barricades, University Avenue, the ...

  • A samovar from Boris Yeltsin? I want one too
    Saturday, 11 May 2002

    An American friend rang from Idaho last week to ask if I could get hold of a list of the 200 official gifts due to go on display at Buckingham Palace this summer as part of the jubilee exhibition. It opens on 5 August and Jayne, my American friend...

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