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  • It's all very well bashing politicians, but who else is going to tackle transport?
    Friday, 7 June 2002

    God first makyth the sunne to shine on Her Majestie, and then bringeth the raine to pysse down on the politycians. On Tuesday the crowds frolicked in the Mall, and on Wednesday – the jubilee bank holiday over – drove back to work in a downpour. T...

  • David Miliband: State school gave me a start in life
    Friday, 7 June 2002

    I am here today because of state education. My primary school wholly failed to convince me that there was anything more important than football, but it did prove to me that there were other things to read about; my comprehensive school may not ha...

  • Tony Blair is too scared to call the euro referendum
    Friday, 7 June 2002

    I've come reluctantly to the conclusion that Tony Blair is not going go for a euro referendum before the next election. It's a question of political calculation – courage, if you prefer. You can feel in the conversations of power that the issue is...

  • Damp spirits
    Thursday, 6 June 2002

    How was it for you? Have you had time to ponder, analyse and conclude? No, not that, although down here we were worried as soon as Sven started stroking his hair. No, we mean the jubilee and, more specifically, the mood. All very well, the crowds and...

  • Maureen Freely: Diana has been written out of the royal fairy story
    Thursday, 6 June 2002

    So the Palace is pleased. As well it should be. The jubilee was a triumph. The republicans will be counting the cost for years to come. It wasn't just the royals who turned in perfect performances. We, the people, did our bit, too. Together we've ...

  • John Redwood: Come and join our campaign to save the pound
    Thursday, 6 June 2002

    At first sight, Iain Duncan Smith's view that the Conservative leadership should not hog the limelight come the referendum on the euro looks like a strange call. We know that the overwhelming majority of Conservative activists are desperate to kee...

  • The political classes must reflect on this demonstration of people power
    Thursday, 6 June 2002

    Power to the people. That must surely be the message of this week's jubilating by the masses in central London. When there were wrangles, at the beginning of this year, between the Home Office and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport over wh...

  • Eric Spear: Schools can improve morals
    Thursday, 6 June 2002

    As a society we have not yet found an effective way of dealing with youth disaffection, which often leads to low standards of education and sometimes to criminality. The most powerful sanction a society can have is the knowledge that all actions have...

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