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  • Now Mr Blunkett must take human rights more seriously
    Wednesday, 31 July 2002

    Being condemned for breaches of human rights is becoming something of an occupational hazard for this Government, and in particular its Home Secretary, David Blunkett. Last week Mr Blunkett found himself metaphorically hauled before the beaks at t...

  • George W Bush: We must support teen abstinence programmes
    Wednesday, 31 July 2002

    Today I met Lushanda Bright. She had the toughest job in America, which is being a single mother.She was 24; she had two young children. She was on unemployment benefits, and they were due to run out in August. But she didn't just want a job, she wa...

  • Mary Dejevsky: America's plan to invade Iraq is just a giant bluff
    Wednesday, 31 July 2002

    For the umpteenth time this year, informed opinion on both sides of the Atlantic is working itself into a panic about an imminent American assault on Iraq. By my approximate count, we have now been treated to at least three detailed plans of mili...

  • Stephen Pollard: The Bar's rules are archaic – but don't expect any reforms
    Wednesday, 31 July 2002

    Once a year, I fill out my tax return. To be strictly accurate, I don't fill it out; I have an accountant who does it for me. I merely check over what he's done and sign it. I chose Alex Johnson for the task on a friend's recommendation. He gave me...

  • Shock news: there are gay MPs in the Tory party
    Tuesday, 30 July 2002

    So it is finally back to normal for the Conservative Party after last week's "Top Tories in Turmoil" headlines. This week, Alan Duncan, the junior shadow foreign affairs spokesman, has brought us back to usual service with that other great standb...

  • Njabulo Ndebele: Africans must treasure their literature
    Tuesday, 30 July 2002

    As far as books are concerned, Africa is still, to a large extent, a colonialised continent. As we know, publishing in Africa began as an extension of missionary activity, and has since been characterised by the dominance of multinational compani...

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