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  • Prem Sikka: It couldn't happen here? Don't bank on it
    Sunday, 30 June 2002

    Government ministers and the accountancy establishment are busy telling people that the WorldCom crisis couldn't happen here. The reality is that they cannot offer us any such comfort. What has befallen WorldCom, Xerox, Global Crossing and Enron ...

  • 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 ...

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