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Tuesday, 25 June 2002

  • Mr Bush may be half-right, but he has broken the first rule of statesmanship
    Wednesday, 26 June 2002

    A little more than two months ago, the US President George Bush stood in the White House rose garden and announced a radical and welcome about-turn in policy. With the dove-ish Secretary of State, Colin Powell, at his side, he spoke of his Adminis...

  • A barren past
    Wednesday, 26 June 2002

    At last, we could be seeing the end of the battery hen farm. EU animal welfare standards are coming into force this week to ban conventional "barren" battery cages from 2012, and Agriculture minister Elliot Morley has given his support to campaigne...

  • The mentally ill deserve compassion, not compulsion
    Wednesday, 26 June 2002

    If ever a government policy laboured under a misnomer, it was "care in the community", the label the Conservatives chose when it was decided to decant thousands of patients out of those vast Victorian mental institutions.True, there was much wrong ...

  • Amnon Rubinstein: We must be cautious in our jubilation
    Wednesday, 26 June 2002

    Here in Israel, the reaction to President Bush's speech is, naturally, a sigh of relief. After being bombarded by what most Israelis regard as hostile European media, here comes the President of the mightiest nation on earth and he vindicates e...

  • The President's proposals make peace in the Middle East impossible
    Wednesday, 26 June 2002

    The speech itself was not so much White House as Little House on the Prairie. All, said George Bush, that had to happen for there to be a Palestinian state (which, of course, we all want) was for the Palestinians democratically to kick out their...

  • 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...

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