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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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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links