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  • Israel will react to this atrocity, but peace will only come through politics
    Thursday, 9 May 2002

    There was a sad inevitability about Tuesday night's suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, just as there is about the next one, and the one after that. There was also a certain predictability about the responses. The Israeli government was quick to establis...

  • Tribunes of the people
    Thursday, 9 May 2002

    It sounds ominous. The Tribune Group is to be re-formed. The old Tribune Group, once a political base for the likes of Michael Foot and Barbara Castle, had become so tired and amorphous by the 1990s that even Tony Blair could become a member of it...

  • There is nothing sacred about the green belt
    Thursday, 9 May 2002

    Any economist would agree that one way to bring down the price of a commodity is to increase supply. So it is with housing, the spiralling cost of which in London and the South-east is fast becoming an economic and social problem. First-time buyers a...

  • Pascal Khoo-Thwe: Don't be fooled: Burma's generals cannot be trusted
    Thursday, 9 May 2002

    The release of Aung San Suu Kyi earlier this week from house arrest by the military rulers of Burma has been hailed as a new dawn. That could be true if all parties respond to the new atmosphere. But it would be premature to trust the generals to ...

  • Jack Straw: Europe and America must work together
    Thursday, 9 May 2002

    You know, but we sometimes forget, that the US is half a continent: its population is about equal to that of the five largest EU member states, its GDP greater still. Americans, correctly and rightly, consider that it is they as Americans who create...

  • Spin cycle
    Wednesday, 8 May 2002

    Internal linksSixsmith given £180,000 to quit The announcement by the Department for Transport that Martin Sixsmith had not, after all, resigned as communications director several months after Stephen Byers told Parliament that he had was almost paro...

  • So much talk of diversity, but so little desire to stop Mr Murdoch's dominance
    Wednesday, 8 May 2002

    For all her talk of plurality and diversity, Tessa Jowell, the Secretary of State for Culture, yesterday moved Britain's media industry one step closer to homogeneity and monopolisation. She almost invited Rupert Murdoch to add to his already unheal...

  • Sue Osborn: How do we stop errors?
    Wednesday, 8 May 2002

    As in many areas of life there is risk in health care, NHS staff are human beings and will make mistakes. We therefore need to create systems that lessen the likelihood of mistakes happening and ensure that when mistakes do happen, the whole NHS is ...

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