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  • Stop panicking and start delivering, Prime Minister
    Sunday, 16 June 2002

    Parts of the media are now the political opposition to the Government. The Conservative Party is virtually nowhere to be seen, seemingly incapable of landing a punch on an oddly vulnerable government. Some of the right-wing newspapers have stepped in...

  • Catherine Pepinster: Even those made rich by the boom will profit from a fall in prices
    Sunday, 16 June 2002

    When the BBC first broadcast The Forsyte Saga in 1967, the most memorable character was the ogre Soames, a man obsessed with possession: of his wife, his paintings, and his houses. He was a monster who passed into legend.Then, a few weeks ago, a ...

  • Cressida Connolly: Comfortable, optimistic, safe ÿ oh, for the lost Britain of the Ladybird book
    Sunday, 16 June 2002

    Ladybird books, once grubbied by tiny hands, are now falling into the grasp of collectors. They are mostly thirty- or fortysomethings who, having become parents, are filled with a yearning for the things of their childhood, the days of Shopping W...

  • Fifty quid a seat? No wonder kids won't go
    Saturday, 15 June 2002

    Good old Cameron Mackintosh. I say that not as one angling for the part of romantic lead in the next cast change of Les Miserables (unless he really insists) but as one fed up with high ticket prices at West End theatres. At an awards ceremony in...

  • The joy of lining up the jam jars on the dresser
    Saturday, 15 June 2002

    Vague suspicions I've had for some time were officially confirmed this morning by a spokesman from the Institute of Grocery Distribution, an organisation as crucial to the quality of our lives, though possibly not as romantic, as the Herring Boa...

  • The dirty bomber may be a bad guy, but we still need the hard evidence
    Saturday, 15 June 2002

    All week I've been wrestling with my capacity for outrage. It never usually lets me down, but much as I push and shove there is hardly a flicker in the old beast. The press are erupting in a frenzy of indignation not seen since, well... not since the...

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