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  • No time to hesitate in the health service revolution
    Friday, 28 June 2002

    Tony Blair spoke with convincing frustration last week of journalists' failure to realise that "there is a revolution going on in the National Health Service at the moment". By implication, he was expressing his disappointment with the ingratitude...

  • The Chancellor has opened the euro debate. Now let the voters give their opinions
    Friday, 28 June 2002

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer should be congratulated on clarifying his five tests for adopting the euro.The Independent has always taken the view that the tests are unnecessary. It is worth recalling that they were only invented after the death ...

  • Car pool
    Friday, 28 June 2002

    The case for a bicycling monarchy has hit a pothole. The release of the Queen's financial information yesterday reveals that, of the £35.3m of taxpayer's money which she received last year, a mere £38,000 was spent on cars. Not much to be saved by sw...

  • We've had the boom; here comes the bust - and it is time for us all to panic
    Friday, 28 June 2002

    "An end to boom and bust" has been Gordon Brown's war cry for the past five years of his stewardship of the British economy. During the Government's first term, hardly a Question Time went by without the Chancellor bellowing out these words, whic...

  • MS Swaminathan: We can realise our dreams of food for all
    Friday, 28 June 2002

    Agriculture in most developing countries is not just a food producing enterprise, but is the backbone of sustainable ecological and livelihood security systems. It is the foundation for national sovereignty. Agricultural progress represents the best ...

  • 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 ...

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