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Sunday, 2 June 2002

  • One-all: a fitting result to mark 50 years of moderate achievement
    Monday, 3 June 2002

    We wonder if there was a secret planning meeting in the Chinese Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace a year or two ago, at which a cold-eyed royal adviser offered the view that the survival of the monarchy in this country depended on two things: the wea...

  • Jemima Lewis: The royalism that dare not speak its name
    Monday, 3 June 2002

    One of the very few things I remember from my early childhood is the Silver Jubilee. I was just about to turn six. It was a hot, bright day and our long suburban street looked thrillingly festive, with Union Jack bunting streaming from the lamp p...

  • Our Man in Paris: The death of the family farm
    Monday, 3 June 2002

    A sad, and predictable, change has come over our small village in the Norman hills in the past 12 months. Where blotchy, brown and white Norman dairy cows once peacefully grazed on the green and weed-infested Norman grass, there now stand acres of wh...

  • Christopher Frayling: Artists are needed to teach
    Monday, 3 June 2002

    I want to alert the Academy to a few things that are currently going on in arts education post-school, my own neck of the woods. The first is its huge expansion. We need to talk about professional standards in this climate. There's the constant regul...

  • Peter York: I'll be the one with huge gypsy earrings sitting next to Lionel Blair
    Sunday, 2 June 2002

    From today lunchtime I'm going to be with Lionel Blair in Sloane Square. No, stop messing about. We'll be right in the square, where normally there's just the flower-seller and the lavs and the taxi rank. Lionel and I will be available in booths,...

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