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  • Estelle Morris is in danger of blotting her copybook with this daft proposal
    Wednesday, 3 July 2002

    The Government is in danger of getting carried away in its determination to crack down on parents who threaten or abuse teaching staff. Yesterday, the new junior minister Stephen Twigg said the Government should look at excluding from school the c...

  • Break point
    Wednesday, 3 July 2002

    The behaviour of the crowds at Wimbledon is becoming increasing partisan, xenophobic and, frankly, unacceptable. No one in their right mind would want to bring back the old days of skirts below the knee and audience participation limited to a pol...

  • We can't cure Aids, but we can try to prevent its spread
    Wednesday, 3 July 2002

    The latest Unicef report on HIV/ Aids presents a frightening vision for the world. According to the agency, more than 40 million people worldwide have Aids, and it will kill 70 million people over the next 20 years unless the rich nations of the w...

  • More wheezes from the nation's headteacher
    Wednesday, 3 July 2002

    Estelle Morris is not content with being Secretary of State for Education. In addition she wants to be the headteacher of all 25,000 state schools. This week has seen yet more central direction from Whitehall in the losing battle to micro-manage v...

  • Bob Geldof has joined the forces of pessimism
    Wednesday, 3 July 2002

    Like every other semi-sentient inhabitant of the globe, I regard Sir Bob Geldof as a proper saint. Like Jesus with an Irish accent. So I was depressed to discover this week that he is to expend some of that sacred capital on a cause as tawdry and...

  • Alan Milburn: Patients must come first
    Wednesday, 3 July 2002

    The last few years have seen more staff coming into the NHS, but there are still staff shortages. This is particularly the case with doctors in certain key specialities. That is why, in recent months, we have embarked on a major drive to recruit ...

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