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Saturday, 25 May 2002

  • Stuart Lipton: We're on our way to Wembley, and our knees have gone all trembly
    Sunday, 26 May 2002

    The Wembley fiasco – how tired and angry I have become about that phrase. Eighteen months after hosting its last match, the old stadium drifts forlornly into decay while construction work on the new National Stadium seems destined to be delayed f...

  • Yvonne Roberts: Let women fight and die
    Sunday, 26 May 2002

    It is difficult to imagine what possible "hygiene" risk is imposed by wearing a sleeveless top in a military canteen – third degree soup burns? Flesh wounds inflicted by a flying chip butty? On the other hand, if the person wearing the sleeveless...

  • Jonathan Meades: Bribery? Pah! The real curse of corruption lies in friendship
    Sunday, 26 May 2002

    What is the etiquette attaching to bribery? How does the tiro get to know the form? Are the parochial and the national levels of bung planting qualitatively different? Or is the only disparity the question of what constitutes a big drink? How well do...

  • 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...

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