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  • Mary Dejevsky: A helping of homeliness in the dining room
    Friday, 21 June 2002

    It wasn't Big Bill Clinton, but then it wasn't Cowboy George W either, and thank goodness for that. It was a more modest, homelier chap altogether, one better suited to our more modest, homelier country, who strode to the lectern in the Downing St...

  • Frank Furedi: The promise of choice and control
    Friday, 21 June 2002

    It is striking how feeble today's affirmation of modernity is. A profound sense of cultural disorientation invites pessimistic conclusions. That is why the terrible events of 11 September have been endowed with such epochal significance. The dest...

  • Take the Church out of the Prime Minister's hands
    Friday, 21 June 2002

    So it looks as if we – the Church of England parishioners and the citizens of a country whose established church this is – are to have Dr Rowan Williams from Wales as our next Archbishop of Canterbury.Of course, his is only one of the two names ...

  • Stan Hey: She's a star, but not necessarily a pri-Madonna
    Friday, 21 June 2002

    The noise that has been going on all day has, I think, finally stopped. A high-pitched drilling sound started at breakfast time and has only just abated now, in the mid-afternoon. To keep some of the whine out I've had to have the shed door close...

  • David Blunkett was right. Our political discourse is often bonkers
    Friday, 21 June 2002

    The noise that has been going on all day has, I think, finally stopped. A high-pitched drilling sound started at breakfast time and has only just abated now, in the mid-afternoon. To keep some of the whine out I've had to have the shed door clo...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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