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  • The case for painting speed cameras in bright colours
    Thursday, 20 June 2002

    Of all the causes of road accidents in this country, one of the most avoidable, after drinking, is speeding. And speed cameras, strategically sited, have proved a highly effective deterrent. Which is why MPs want to have the whole country covered by ...

  • Wailing
    Thursday, 20 June 2002

    What a splendid life it must be, under the sea. Up here, all is strife and cacophony, as event jostles event and occurrence elbows occurrence out of the way to push ahead of event. Perspective and proportion are deafened and muffled by a raucous roun...

  • Edward Said: Arafat is only interested in saving himself
    Thursday, 20 June 2002

    Six distinct calls for Palestinian reform and elections are being pressed now: five of them are, for Palestinian purposes, both useless and irrelevant. Sharon wants reform as a way of further disabling Palestinian national life. The United State...

  • Oliver Letwin: The youth justice system isn't working as rehabilitation
    Thursday, 20 June 2002

    The youth justice system in Britain today serves one purpose. It protects the public against some of the most persistent and serious young offenders for the periods during which those young criminals are locked up. Such protection of the public i...

  • Cherie should tell Tony: enough is enough
    Thursday, 20 June 2002

    When Cherie Booth opened her mouth on Tuesday and uttered those 23 words that got her into so much trouble, the worst that you could say about her was that she was being naive. And not naive about the Middle East, since what she said was a fair...

  • Hans-Friedrich von Ploetz: Our bilateral relations have never been better
    Wednesday, 19 June 2002

    European nations have sometimes strange perceptions about their neighbours. They are based on an odd mixture of ideas, comparisons and stereotypes. This behaviour is not limited to nationality. It's the same with attitudes to other tribes inside our...

  • Can the Tories exploit this crisis of confidence?
    Wednesday, 19 June 2002

    This Government cannot be trusted to tell the truth. Or at least that is the damning conclusion of the latest NOP poll for Channel 4's Powerhouse programme, to which 78 per cent of all respondents said that they could not trust this Government. And o...

  • Jonathan Myerson: I've been mugged by the Lord Chancellor
    Wednesday, 19 June 2002

    No one wants to be the victim of crime, no one wants to be mugged. But it's a whole lot worse if you're mugged by the Lord Chancellor, the very man nominated to run our justice system. And it's even worse if he's picked on you because you were actual...

  • We all end up losing if we play the blame game
    Wednesday, 19 June 2002

    The unhappiest places that I have ever worked in were those in which a culture of blame operated. The boss would emerge from his or her office, facial features set in the "angry" mode, demanding to know why a competitor had a story or an interviewee ...

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