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Friday, 24 May 2002

  • It's so easy to forget who's in and who's out in the arts
    Saturday, 25 May 2002

    Watching the Queen do the rounds of the cultural establishment at the Royal Academy party to celebrate the arts on Wednesday, I rather warmed to her forgetfulness. Mick Hucknall, to his chagrin, was unsurprisingly not recognised by the Queen. Nor...

  • Like our Prime Minister, Mr Putin has come to terms with US hegemony
    Saturday, 25 May 2002

    At the height of the Cold War it was often said that, if there were goodwill and trust on both sides, an arms control deal could be concluded in five minutes on the back of an envelope. Yesterday, it was.The contrast is stark between the three-page...

  • Modern Zulus would much prefer canvas tea tents
    Saturday, 25 May 2002

    Looking out of the window I can see it has stopped raining, dammit. I should have trusted my instincts, stuck to my guns and bought that African breeze hut. At a stroke it would have relieved me once and for all of a vague uneasy feeling that ha...

  • It is not the state's role to dictate to us how much we should save for old age
    Friday, 24 May 2002

    Gordon Brown has carried all before him since his triumphant Budget last month. But there is a shadow on the Chancellor's horizon, where the sky is dark with chickens coming home to roost. In his first Budget, five years ago, his cleverest stealth...

  • Give economic migrants the chance of legal entry
    Friday, 24 May 2002

    The Sangatte refugee camp has become the focus for the xenophobic tendency on this side of the Channel. But the existence of the camp does not give rise to the nightly game of train-hopping at rail yards near the French tunnel entrance. As the chi...

  • Game on
    Friday, 24 May 2002

    If this World Cup turns out to be half as dramatic as the build-up, then we are in for a rare old treat. Roy Keane, Ireland's fiery skipper, has been sent packing after a bust-up with his manager. A civil war broke out in the Swedish camp as team ...

  • Tony Blair: We must take science seriously
    Friday, 24 May 2002

    We need to ensure our bright young people share our excitement about the potential of science and the role they can play. We particularly need to reverse the decline in maths, physics and engineering, and make science a career to aspire to, for g...

  • This is a battle of political pride, not national interests
    Friday, 24 May 2002

    If war does break out between India and Pakistan, it will be an entirely unnecessary and avoidable disaster. There is not the slightest sign that the populations of either countries are clamouring for conflict. Nor is there any real reason for one...

  • We're deluded if we think we can turn back the tide of asylum-seekers
    Friday, 24 May 2002

    Does gatte mean "sense" in old French? In which case Sangatte means "nonsense". Or perhaps it is a Gallic word that connotes a diversion, maybe a lurid spectacle that draws the eye away from the real world. Sangatte is certainly a side-track. The ca...

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