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Saturday, 20 July 2002

  • Martin Bell: The BBC's no place for fat cats. We should stop feeding them cream
    Sunday, 21 July 2002

    No wonder the BBC governors launched their annual report without fanfare and almost by stealth. The professional predators in a largely hostile press would have jumped all over them, whatever the results of the corporation's self-audit.On past pe...

  • D J Taylor: Ah, the joys of the summer holidays. Chips, suntan oil, acute boredom...
    Sunday, 21 July 2002

    The pop songs of my formative years nearly always seemed to be about summer. "Here comes the summer," the Undertones boyishly proclaimed. "Won't be long before the summer comes", Thin Lizzy chipped in, apropos a warning that the "boys" (another essen...

  • Strikes, militants and the coming divorce between Labour and the unions
    Saturday, 20 July 2002

    Does anyone really believe that Britain is going back to the Seventies? Of course not. It only feels like that because Gordon Brown announced huge increases in public spending at the start of the week and public-sector trade unions rediscovered an...

  • Doctor-murderers are rare, but there is a lesson to learn
    Saturday, 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...

  • Summer mirage
    Saturday, 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...

  • The IRA have said sorry because they want to create an impression of humility
    Saturday, 20 July 2002

    I didn't believe I would ever see them do it. The statement of apology was one of the more surprising declarations of recent Irish history. The Provos are generally in the habit of blaming everybody else for the bloody consequences of their acti...

  • Sean O'Grady: Mr Kennedy isn't the only one who enjoys a dram
    Saturday, 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 tourists
    Saturday, 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...

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