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Monday, 24 June 2002

  • A sensible way to curb the brutality of domestic violence
    Tuesday, 25 June 2002

    For all the rhetoric, all the initiatives, eye-catching and otherwise, all the legislation and all the 10-year plans to "crack down" on violent crime, politicians of both main parties have for too long said and done virtually nothing about the bi...

  • The despotic Mr Mugabe has presented the West with a devil's choice
    Tuesday, 25 June 2002

    As of midnight last night, almost 3,000 white farmers in Zimbabwe faced the starkest of choices: to cease farming forthwith and give up their land or to place themselves on the wrong side of the law, risking eviction by force and imprisonment. The ...

  • Karen Bartlett: Why we have to reform our constitution
    Tuesday, 25 June 2002

    Let's imagine Tony Blair, our Prime Minister, in Downing Street. For many of us, not an unpleasant thought.Now imagine that George Bush is our Prime Minister. He's in the Cabinet Room, he's looking up Britain on the map. He has all his powers, and mo...

  • Liam Fox: We are shamed by our treatment of mental illness
    Tuesday, 25 June 2002

    It may come as a surprise to some that the Conservative Party should have chosen to put mental health at the top of its health agenda. It is not a focus group concern, nor is it easily packaged in soundbites. There are, however, compelling reaso...

  • Mr Blair tried to put Britain at the heart of Europe, but missed
    Monday, 24 June 2002

    The Prime Minister's attempt to present himself as the swashbuckling new kid on the European block came a cropper at the weekend. As recently as last Thursday's new-style televised briefing in Number 10, he led off with a little spiel about how the...

  • Heavier burden, please
    Monday, 24 June 2002

    When the heroic entrepreneurs of the Confederation of British Industry expressed their reservations about Gordon Brown's tax-raising Budget, we misunderstood. We thought they were worried that the stealthy rise in employers' National Insurance cont...

  • George Bush: be physically active every day and eat a nutritious diet
    Monday, 24 June 2002

    Earlier today, the First Lady and I joined the White House staff for the inaugural President's Fitness Challenge Run and Walk. The title of our new health and fitness initiative says it all: Healthier US. It is based on four guideposts to good health...

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