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  • England out, but not down
    Sunday, 23 June 2002

    It is surely no overstatement to say that with England's elimination from the World Cup, a remarkable passage of modern history has come to an end. When future generations look back on life in Britain in the early summer of 2002, they will discover a...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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