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Sunday, 21 July 2002

  • Ministers cannot be trusted to interpret the rules of an ethical trade in arms
    Monday, 22 July 2002

    Britain's policy on arms sales is a mess. Expectations raised by the promise of a more "ethical" foreign policy in 1997 have long since been dashed. But they were replaced, among those well disposed towards the Labour Government, by an understandin...

  • Blotto
    Monday, 22 July 2002

    The ability to organise the proverbial, er, party in a brewery must surely by now be replaced in common parlance by the ability to run a state-monopoly lottery. And, if one group of people in particular can organise neither, it must surely be Camelo...

  • An unwise target to set for students and their employers
    Monday, 22 July 2002

    Many of the complaints about the employability of British graduates made by the Institute of Directors are so blimpish it is surprising it did not add the demand that ministers ensure the lyrics of popular music be clearly audible. The IoD thinks e...

  • Our Man in Paris: When the 'internut' drives out reality
    Monday, 22 July 2002

    Apart from his impudent, mournful expression, Thierry Meyssan is an unlikely looking left-wing activist. He wears a suit and a tie and he has short, dark hair. He looks like a door-to-door insurance agent from the 1950s. To France's shame, Mr Mey...

  • Mark Seddon: Labour needs a new concordat with the unions
    Monday, 22 July 2002

    Barely a handful of seasoned industrial correspondents remain – including The Independent's Barrie Clement – so it is hardly surprising that the seismic changes now underway in Britain's second most powerful union, Amicus-AEEU, have bought forth...

  • Richard Sorabji: Who needs drugs when you're Stoic?
    Monday, 22 July 2002

    What is it to face things stoically? Perhaps we think of people who clench their teeth and keep a stiff upper lip. But this is not Stoicism at all. Stoic serenity was supposed to have passed beyond the stage of inner struggle.There may be parallel ...

  • 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...

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