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  • The real winners of the World Cup
    Saturday, 29 June 2002

    It might be more decorous if players just shook hands with the scorer as he jogged back to his half, but the abiding images of this World Cup have been the unrestrained joy of underdogs winning. From the jig around Pape Bouba Diop's shirt by the co...

  • Chucky the vampire slayer
    Saturday, 29 June 2002

    It was a dark and stormy night. The Transylvanian wind was chilly, but that did not seem to account for the shiver which ran through the man of princely bearing. "What is it, Charles?" asked the man's companion."It's... it's" – the man seemed to ha...

  • The trail of the unmarked pig leads to surprising conclusions about our food
    Saturday, 29 June 2002

    Like a class of guilty schoolchildren, none of the 34 farmers who supplied the slaughterhouse would own up to the unmarked pig that set off last week's scare about foot-and-mouth disease. The new Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ...

  • Akiva Eldar: Bush's vision is already irrelevant in the Middle East
    Saturday, 29 June 2002

    Four days have passed since President Bush delivered the speech that both Israelis and Palestinians were holding their breath for. Yet one can hardly trace any sign of relief in the streets of Tel Aviv and Hebron. The noise of the Israeli tanks ...

  • 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 ...

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