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  • Why Brown must control the house price boom
    Sunday, 7 July 2002

    High house prices are often regarded as an indicator of a healthy economy, but there comes a point when they start to have an adverse impact it. We have moved well beyond that point. Today's soaring prices threaten public services because teachers, p...

  • Liam Fox: The fragile and harmless will suffer for the sake of a small, violent minority
    Sunday, 7 July 2002

    It is increasingly obvious that in Britain we accept a quality of care for those with mental illness that we would find totally unacceptable for most other types of illness. That has to change if we are to be able to call ourselves a civilised, m...

  • Martin Wroe: Stopping Aids takes more than a scare campaign. It takes leadership
    Sunday, 7 July 2002

    The Rev Canon Gideon Byamugisha is a Ugandan priest, living with Aids, and making no secret of it. Twenty years to the day since the death of Terrence Higgins – one of the first people in the UK to die with Aids – the Anglican cleric was in Britain l...

  • How to restore faith in the figures: destroy an audit firm
    Saturday, 6 July 2002

    When it comes to making sure that company accounts are as honest as they can be, nothing proposed by Patricia Hewitt can match the incentive effect of the liquidation of Andersen, one of the world's largest accounting firms.The Secretary of State ...

  • A headless Thatcherism is no basis for a credible alternative government
    Saturday, 6 July 2002

    It says something for the power of Margaret Thatcher's legacy that someone, 12 years after her departure from office, still thinks it worth taking a metal pole to her marble effigy and knocking its head off. It was quickly established that Paul Ke...

  • Doors stop
    Saturday, 6 July 2002

    For those who do not partake of the heady mixture that is Sixties nostalgia, the Doors are simply a piece of wood for keeping rooms apart. For others, they provided the soundtrack to a time and a place. Digital remastering and induction into the "Roc...

  • Peter Tatchell: Gay Pride is now respectable, and the worse for it
    Saturday, 6 July 2002

    Today's Gay Pride parade and Mardi Gras festival marks the 30th anniversary of the first Gay Pride celebration in Britain. I helped organise that first celebration in 1972, when 700 lesbians and gays marched from Trafalgar Square to Hyde Park.Ther...

  • If only people were more intelligent when they talk about America
    Saturday, 6 July 2002

    A few weeks after 11 September, I spoke at a meeting of a human rights group in rural England. Back then – how improbably distant it seems now – we could talk of little else but the slaughter in America. The world had shifted on its axis and anybody ...

  • Rain, rain go away (until after the wedding)
    Saturday, 6 July 2002

    After 20 years of summer holidays in Scotland, you'd think I would be used to bad weather in July. "Don't be so pathetic," my husband, who is from Argyle, would say. "You don't need good weather to have fun," and we'd put on sou'westers, waterproofs ...

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