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  • Mr Brown's plans are admirable; we must hope that he will deliver them
    Tuesday, 16 July 2002

    The Chancellor, Gordon Brown, described it as a "spending review for education". It was certainly that, and lived up to the billing, skilfully engineered by Treasury spin doctors, that secondary schools in particular were to receive a boost to the...

  • Even when militants rage, we should uphold our own values
    Tuesday, 16 July 2002

    The British-born and educated Omar Sheikh has been found guilty of the murder of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and then killed by having his throat slit by a razor, after uttering the words: "My father is a Jew, ...

  • Critical mass
    Tuesday, 16 July 2002

    So, the Dome is not only the most publicised waste of public money in living memory, it has now been condemned, in a poll of architects and businessmen, as the ugliest building in the world. No one is ahead of the third leader department in condemnin...

  • Shirley Williams: We must defend the champions of democracy
    Tuesday, 16 July 2002

    It is vital for the prospects of democracy that genuine asylum-seekers are not denied asylum. When brave men and women like the leaders of East Timor and the opposition politicians in Zimbabwe are prepared to risk their lives in defence of human ...

  • Andrew Dilnot And Carl Emmerson: There are losers as well as winners in these plans
    Tuesday, 16 July 2002

    The 2002 Comprehensive Spending Review had very few surprises. In part, no doubt, this reflected extensive trailing, particularly on education. The Government had little choice but to allocate substantial increases to education, because so much ha...

  • George Carey: The most important characteristic of leaders is that they listen
    Monday, 15 July 2002

    Leadership is, unquestionably, central to the theme of growth in our church. A discerning leader will deliberately discourage knee-jerk solutions or quick-fix suggestions. She or he will encourage time to reflect, plenty of time to absorb the new re...

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