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  • The Mayor of London has some vital questions to answer
    Saturday, 22 June 2002

    Whatever else, the 40th birthday party of the sister of Ken Livingstone's partner is no longer a purely private matter for family and friends. The Metropolitan Police are to investigate allegations about Mr Livingstone's behaviour, and in particula...

  • Mr Blair is guilty of playing to the gallery of popular prejudice
    Saturday, 22 June 2002

    It comes to something when France has to rescue British politicians from their follies. But this is what happened yesterday, on the first day of the European summit in Seville. A meeting originally intended to smooth out some small wrinkles about...

  • I suppose I was lucky: my mugger was polite
    Saturday, 22 June 2002

    Remind me, someone, how much money the Government is pouring into the police to fight street crime. It might cheer me up. The trouble with having your purse stolen is that when you tell people about it, hoping for sympathy, all they do is cap it with...

  • Amar Singh: More victims of racism lie rotting in our prisons
    Saturday, 22 June 2002

    At last, Satpal Ram is free. A man who was convicted of murder after defending himself against a racist attacker in 1986 can no longer be beaten by his guards or moved from prison to prison in the hope that his resolve will falter and he will ad...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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