Friday, 19 July 2002
Summer mirageSaturday, 20 July 2002
At last! The bag is flung in the corner, maths but a memory, project notes in there somewhere, the report released with a timing and spin that Jo Moore could only envy. Yes, the summer holidays are here, finally, in all their late-rising, idly moo...
Doctor-murderers are rare, but there is a lesson to learnSaturday, 20 July 2002
The scale of Harold Shipman's crimes is so great that it enters the zone of myth. The obscurity of his motive only adds to the power of the story. Paradoxically, the very uniqueness of his case provides some assurance that something similar will n...
Sean O'Grady: Mr Kennedy isn't the only one who enjoys a dramSaturday, 20 July 2002
Some years ago I spent a brief but enjoyable time working for the Liberal Democrats in Westminster. From what I can remember from that time, whenever I met Charles Kennedy in a bar or restaurant I was more drunk than he was. No, I'm not bragging....
I'm not surprised we're the world's worst touristsSaturday, 20 July 2002
Someone called Cindy telephoned yesterday. "Hi, Sue," she said. She had an American accent. "I'm calling from Airhead PR. Can you give us your email address so we can send you a whole bunch of interesting stuff?" I said I didn't have an email address...
Two dozen wise wordsFriday, 19 July 2002
It took 203 years, but a decade ago the United States did the right thing. The last of the required states (Michigan) finally ratified the 24 words that became the 27th amendment to the US constitution. "No Law, varying the compensation for the servi...
Drivers. Unions. Residents. I'm going to sue the lot of themFriday, 19 July 2002
She reminded me of Charles Laughton as the hunchback of Notre Dame, did the young woman driving the yellow Beetle that came round the badly parked lorry at speed yesterday, turned the corner and nearly killed me. Her shoulder was raised grotesqu...
Mary Dejevsky: Don't always believe the worst about RussiaFriday, 19 July 2002
When a Russian plane collided with a DHL cargo plane over Lake Constance two weeks ago, the gut reaction outside Russia was that the Russians were somehow to blame. Either the plane was not airworthy or the Russian pilot was incompetent. Within 24 ho...
Ghazi Algosaibi: Osama bin Laden should not be dignified by justificationFriday, 19 July 2002
I must start by frankly admitting that Saudi Arabia has always been an efficient factory for the production of myths. The reasons are not difficult to comprehend. The name "Arabia" is itself a myth-maker. The mere mention evokes all kinds of magi...
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