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  • Charlie Courtauld: What do I have to do to get my hands on some really good drugs?
    Sunday, 14 July 2002

    The new BMA president, Sir Anthony Grabham, was widely applauded for a speech recently in which he described the "Third World" state of much of our healthcare. In fact, judging by my experience over the past month, he was unduly kind. Third World...

  • Anthony Scrivener QC: Don't let the superpowers ride roughshod over democracy
    Sunday, 14 July 2002

    Something has to be done about those detained without trial by the US and UK following the 11 September attack. Those governments, the most vociferous in the cause of democracy, have also proved to be the most willing to jettison democratic princ...

  • How to sell a diplomatic failure as a success
    Saturday, 13 July 2002

    The Foreign Secretary had expected to be in Madrid yesterday, trying to meet the Government's self-imposed "summer" deadline for agreement with Spain over the future of Gibraltar. Instead, he found himself no further from home than the House of Com...

  • A load of goblins
    Saturday, 13 July 2002

    Lo! There is rift and rupture in the world of magic and parable and firing of unformed imaginations! Terry Pratchett, winner of the Carnegie Medal for children's literature, yesterday marked his award with a splendidly combative attack on hobbits,...

  • For this Government, a fair trial can only end with a guilty verdict
    Saturday, 13 July 2002

    If the character of a government is defined by its legislative obsessions, then Tony Blair's administration ought to be remembered for criminal justice reform. Under Margaret Thatcher, substantial Acts changing trade union law became a biennial eve...

  • Fear and terror stalk Zimbabwe, for the worst is yet to come
    Saturday, 13 July 2002

    Africa had a new beginning this week. At least that is what the leaders who gathered in Durban would like us to believe. A new beginning under the grand title of the African Union. I would have been tempted to treat it as something other than a ...

  • The sweet smell of stating the blindingly obvious
    Saturday, 13 July 2002

    Write this down; it could be important. Gender is a variable, which should be taken into account in the treatment of pain. On second thoughts don't bother. It's only the result of one of those daft research projects whose sole purpose as far as ...

  • Rupert Cornwell: It maddens his foes, but Bush is a lucky President
    Saturday, 13 July 2002

    Eat your hearts out, Bush-haters in Britain, Europe and beyond. It just ain't happening. This past week, the first of George W's 57th year on this planet, has been his worst as President by far. But, somehow, the good ship "moral clarity" sails on. T...

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Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

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