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  • The gaping holes in Britrock's royal tapestry
    Saturday, 8 June 2002

    There are some angry band managers and record company bosses this weekend. Organisers of the Party at the Palace last Monday did, I gather, invite a number of big names who felt it wasn't their scene, and said they were washing their hair that night....

  • What head teachers should not do when parents misbehave
    Saturday, 8 June 2002

    The frustrations of headteachers are understandable, but those who believe that children should be punished for the indiscipline of their parents are making a terrible mistake. It is true that the intimidation of teachers by parents is an increasing ...

  • Just get me out of the church on time
    Saturday, 8 June 2002

    Numbers would be well down, I knew that. Only a zealot would expect more than a handful of congregants to show up for morning service the day England were playing their first World Cup match. But at 10 o'clock last Sunday morning there wasn't on...

  • Conor Ryan: It's back to the humble telephone for advisers now
    Saturday, 8 June 2002

    Another Transport Department e-mail is big news. Dan Corry's inquiry about the affiliations of the Paddington Survivors Group has made special advisers public whipping boys again. Yet political advisers have a vital role. And without them, civil s...

  • The danger is that India and Pakistan think they could survive a nuclear war
    Saturday, 8 June 2002

    Nations have gone to war over a great deal less, but seldom have they had so much to lose. A fairly self-evident thought, I admit, but after 15 hours in the heat and dust of the frontline it was as close to analytical perspicacity as I could manage. ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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