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Wednesday, 24 July 2002

  • Mr Blair is buying time - which is precisely what the peace process needs
    Thursday, 25 July 2002

    There are those in Northern Ireland who say that the latest crisis in the stumbling peace process has been manufactured by the Ulster Unionist leader, David Trimble. That would be understandable. In part, because his party's vote slips at each ele...

  • There is no cause for panic over our security precautions
    Thursday, 25 July 2002

    Britain is not equipped to defend itself against an 11 September-style attack, says the Commons Defence Committee. The Government believes the balance of its security structures are right, replied Tony Blair in Prime Minister's Questions yesterday. N...

  • Tim Luckhurst: Frankly, France has become a model for Britain
    Thursday, 25 July 2002

    There are, among the proud denizens of Blighty, some who are unmoved by plummeting markets, collapsing blue chips and frenzied currency exchanges. They are the Europhobes, those pre-modern paranoids whose philosophy dare not admit that global financi...

  • You don't banish our blues with one lilac jacket
    Thursday, 25 July 2002

    Women are, of course, fascinated by appearances. So all that is needed to win them – us – over is the right look. Something a little brighter, something a little younger. That belief must have propelled the careful arrangement of the photographs ...

  • Rod Eddington: There is a great future for UK civil aviation
    Thursday, 25 July 2002

    As you would expect, the issue of aviation infrastructure in the UK is close to my heart. I welcome the Government's consultation on new UK airport development options. The recognition that it gives to the role of a competitive UK aviation industry ...

  • Ron Dearing: Education should be the prisoner's key to freedom
    Thursday, 25 July 2002

    Late July and the chance to get away from it all! That thought brought home the reality of prison. Of course, the wrong-doer has to get his comeuppance. And some people clearly need to be kept inside for the safety of the rest of us. But I find mysel...

  • This awkward priest is a herald of good news
    Wednesday, 24 July 2002

    When Rowan Williams, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, first gave a lecture in Germany – the polymath primate can speak seven languages and lecture in five – he was approached by an earnest student who asked him: "What is your methodological star...

  • The feuding Conservatives have forgotten the most basic rules of opposition
    Wednesday, 24 July 2002

    In the short term at least, the demotion within the Shadow Cabinet of David Davis, a possible rival for the Tory party leadership, is something of a triumph for Iain Duncan Smith. It was, after all, Mr Davis who blinked. By accepting a considerab...

  • Turbulence ahead
    Wednesday, 24 July 2002

    Yesterday was a good day for planespotters and holidaymakers, but a bad one for the Nimby tendency. The Government released plans to build new airports and runways galore: at Heathrow, in the Kent marshes, at Stansted, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh,...

  • Andrew Gumbel: We should all join the resistance against Disney
    Wednesday, 24 July 2002

    We are wandering the aisles of our local supermarket, and my five-year-old son sees a plastic Spider-Man "spider squirter" toy loudly advertised on a packet of chocolate-covered cereal pops. Naturally, he wants to buy them. Naturally, I resist. He wa...

  • Jeb Bush" Florida's field of dreams
    Wednesday, 24 July 2002

    As governor of Florida, I look over the horizon and try to figure out how to build a climate where investment will occur more often than not, and in our state rather than some other place that is also aspiring for that capital. That sets me apa...

  • The deposing of Mr Davis is fraught with danger
    Wednesday, 24 July 2002

    Phil Edgar Jones, the executive producer of the Channel 4 Big Brother shindig, was asked this week if he was considering an offshoot featuring real live politicians. The idea, he said, was not as ludicrous as it sounds. "We have talked about it....

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