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  • Tony Blair: I have learned the limits of government
    Monday, 20 May 2002

    The defining trait of the social democratic view of community is that it should be based on solidarity. We look out for each other and are tolerant of our differences. Labour believes in a "fraternal" community, where our relationship with each other...

  • A European country that is comfortable with consensus
    Monday, 20 May 2002

    Ireland is one modern European country where the people are not fed up with their consensus government and where, despite a recent sharp increase in immigration, they are not turning to parties of the racist right. Bertie Ahern has been rewarded b...

  • This convert to the cause of pluralism should be provisionally welcomed
    Monday, 20 May 2002

    Something is going on at 10 Downing Street. A new tone is emanating from the centre, a demeanour of humility and a willingness to admit mistakes and to learn from them.Above all, there is in Tony Blair's article, which we publish opposite, the pro...

  • Poop, poop!
    Monday, 20 May 2002

    Internal linksBirt toll road plan lacks PM's support "It keeps him occupied," Stephen Byers memorably commented on John Birt's job as blue-skies thinker for the Prime Minister. Instead of retiring as others do, to write letters to the newspapers as...

  • Salil Shetty: Apartheid is a continuing reality for India's Dalits
    Monday, 20 May 2002

    It is now eight years since South Africans voted in a government committed to equal opportunities for all people, rather than different treatment linked to the colour of their skin. But, in India, the world's biggest apartheid system – based on anot...

  • David Blunkett: We cannot simply open our borders and let everyone in
    Sunday, 19 May 2002

    Internal linksBlunkett grants reprieve to gifted asylum seeker'No matter how many police, I'll try every night'Leading article: Prejudice reinforced'Dear Mr Blunkett. Please don't send my family back to Slovakia. Let me stay at school' I would lik...

  • Catherine Pepinster: My heart skips a beat when I hear that grating noise outside my house
    Sunday, 19 May 2002

    Something rather ugly appeared on my strreet a month ago. Its arrival was announced by clanking, scraping and banging as it was moved into position, chipping the kerb and cracking the pavement. Like most Londoners, I'm used to noise throughout the ni...

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