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  • Political parties should not rely on vested interests
    Thursday, 27 June 2002

    It was only a matter of time before the trade unions realised they were not going to get value for money for their political donations from New Labour. They may have been a little slow on the uptake, but this summer's union conference season could ma...

  • Gordon Brown: The five tests for euro are not cosmetic
    Thursday, 27 June 2002

    Britain's future for a pro-European like me is at the centre of Europe. Our decision on the euro is of immense, historic importance to the long-term future of our country.It is because of its constitutional significance as a decision that we said in...

  • Love is... more than a set of rules and regulations
    Thursday, 27 June 2002

    The editor of Psychology Today, Robert Epstein, recently announced that he intends to begin an experiment into the nature of love. He will shortly be embarking, with a willing partner, on a six-month course of counselling and reading as well as d...

  • Meghnad Desai: There's much worse financial news to come
    Thursday, 27 June 2002

    A bloodbath on the stock markets in London and New York has not been unexpected. There have been warnings for a long time that the markets were into a bubble of inflated share prices. Alan Greenspan, the chairman of the US Federal Reserve, chided ...

  • 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...

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