The Independent | Archive
Home 2002 June

Monday, 10 June 2002

  • An explosive device in the midst of a turf war
    Tuesday, 11 June 2002

    Just as the threat of nuclear war between India and Pakistan was starting to recede, the US Attorney General, John Ashcroft, lobbed a new incendiary device into the cauldron of international war fever. The US, he said, had arrested a "known terrori...

  • Mr Duncan Smith should be wary about claiming that history is on his side
    Tuesday, 11 June 2002

    Attending an international conference of centre-right parties in Washington yesterday, Iain Duncan Smith must have felt a little like the ugly sister at the grand ball. His host, President Bush, is the most prominent and powerful example of how a c...

  • Suits you?
    Tuesday, 11 June 2002

    The President of the Royal Academy is a sculptor. The secretary of the Royal Academy is an economist. A clash was inevitable. It seems that Professor Phillip King, the president, won the clash as the secretary, David Gordon, resigned, and interview...

  • Sir Ron Cooke: 'We must assert the importance of geography in the curriculum'
    Tuesday, 11 June 2002

    Geography is fundamental to understanding such enduring issues as social equity, globalisation, and the relations between environment and society.The new Education Bill limits the core compulsory courses for the 14-16 age group to English, maths, sci...

  • Bill Morris: Mr Blunkett, now trust me: you are wrong on asylum
    Tuesday, 11 June 2002

    The failure of the Government to explain its asylum policy and to manage dispersal effectively means that we now stand on the threshold of a fatal breakdown in this country's honourable asylum tradition. This crisis of understanding does our nat...

  • Mary Dejevsky: Let us not become two nations of car drivers
    Tuesday, 11 June 2002

    The time will come when every driver in the south-east of England will be monitored by a spy-in-the-sky and charged for driving on roads we already pay for through the road tax. This is the only way, says a new survey commissioned by the Department o...

  • Rally round the awkward squad in the face of all this spin and control freakery
    Monday, 10 June 2002

    Tam Dalyell, the backbench Labour MP for Linlithgow, is a maverick – "n, a person of independent or unorthodox views, after Samuel A. Maverick (1803-70), Texan rancher who did not brand his cattle". He is therefore essential to the political health...

  • Knockout
    Monday, 10 June 2002

    Better even than preventing the match from going ahead was that Mike Tyson should fight and be defeated. It was never feasible that the convicted rapist could be denied a venue – somewhere in the world would put the lure of money above disapproval of...

  • A neat way to try to combat alcohol abuse
    Monday, 10 June 2002

    For all the agonising about the use of illegal drugs in this country, the most harmful mood-altering substance remains alcohol. Anything that provides people with better information about alcohol and that might encourage more sensible drinking is the...

  • Richard Koch: 'Individualism is replacing managerial capitalism'
    Monday, 10 June 2002

    EM Forster wrote: "Failure or success seem to have been allocated to men by their stars. But they retain the power of wriggling, and in the universe the only really interesting movement is this wriggle."I am going to argue that there is a lot more wr...

  • Our Man in Paris: Divided by proximity
    Monday, 10 June 2002

    A French television company once had the bright idea to make a version of the Australian soap Neighbours, set in Paris. They had to abandon the idea. No one could imagine any realistic dialogue between Parisian neighbours.Like all apocryphal stor...

SPONSORED FEATURES
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Guru Careers: Trainer / IT Trainer

£30 to £32k : Guru Careers: We are seeking a Trainer / IT Trainer to join an a...

Recruitment Genius: Fence Installer - Commercial

£25000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This privately owned Fencing Co...

Recruitment Genius: Sales Executive - OTE £22,000

£17000 - £22000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: If you answer yes, this company...

Recruitment Genius: Project / Account Manager and IT Support

£18000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This world leader in Online Pro...

Day In a Page

Mullah Omar, creator of the Taliban, is dead... for the fourth time

Mullah Omar, creator of the Taliban, is dead... again

I was once told that intelligence services declare their enemies dead to provoke them into popping up their heads and revealing their location, says Robert Fisk
Margaret Attwood on climate change: 'Time is running out for our fragile, Goldilocks planet'

Margaret Attwood on climate change

The author looks back on what she wrote about oil in 2009, and reflects on how the conversation has changed in a mere six years
New Dr Seuss manuscript discovered: What Pet Should I Get? goes on sale this week

New Dr Seuss manuscript discovered

What Pet Should I Get? goes on sale this week
Oculus Rift and the lonely cartoon hedgehog who could become the first ever virtual reality movie star

The cartoon hedgehog leading the way into a whole new reality

Virtual reality is the 'next chapter' of entertainment. Tim Walker gives it a try
Ants have unique ability to switch between individual and collective action, says study

Secrets of ants' teamwork revealed

The insects have an almost unique ability to switch between individual and collective action
Donovan interview: The singer is releasing a greatest hits album to mark his 50th year in folk

Donovan marks his 50th year in folk

The singer tells Nick Duerden about receiving death threats, why the world is 'mentally ill', and how he can write a song about anything, from ecology to crumpets
Let's Race simulator: Ultra-realistic technology recreates thrill of the Formula One circuit

Simulator recreates thrill of F1 circuit

Rory Buckeridge gets behind the wheel and explains how it works
Twitter accused of 'Facebookisation' over plans to overhaul reverse-chronological timeline

Twitter accused of 'Facebookisation'

Facebook exasperates its users by deciding which posts they can and can’t see. So why has Twitter announced plans to do the same?
Jane Birkin asks Hermès to rename bag - but what else could the fashion house call it?

Jane Birkin asks Hermès to rename bag

The star was shocked by a Peta investigation into the exotic skins trade
10 best waterproof mascaras

Whatever the weather: 10 best waterproof mascaras

We found lash-enhancing beauties that won’t budge no matter what you throw at them
Diego Costa biography: Chelsea striker's route to the top - from those who shared his journey

Diego Costa: I go to war. You come with me...

Chelsea's rampaging striker had to fight his way from a poor city in Brazil to life at the top of the Premier League. A new book speaks to those who shared his journey
Ashes 2015: England show the mettle to strike back hard in third Test

England show the mettle to strike back hard in third Test

The biggest problem facing them in Birmingham was the recovery of the zeitgeist that drained so quickly under the weight of Australian runs at Lord's, says Kevin Garside
Women's Open 2015: Charley Hull - 'I know I'm a good golfer but I'm also just a person'

Charley Hull: 'I know I'm a good golfer but I'm also just a person'

British teen keeps her feet on ground ahead of Women's Open
Turkey's conflict with Kurdish guerrillas in Iraq can benefit Isis in Syria

Turkey's conflict with Kurdish guerrillas in Iraq can benefit Isis in Syria

Turkish President Erdogan could benefit politically from the targeting of the PKK, says Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn or a return to a Labour government

Our choice is years of Tory rule under Corbyn or a return to a Labour government

Yvette Cooper urged Labour members to 'get serious' about the next general election rather than become 'a protest movement'