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  • Dealing with the most dangerous part of a car
    Wednesday, 21 August 2002

    Even the most enthusiastic driver should agree that man and machine will not be in perfect harmony if man (or woman) is trying to operate a mobile phone at the same time as controlling their ultimate driving machine. People using mobile phones behind...

  • The floods may have saved Mr Schröder from political disaster
    Wednesday, 21 August 2002

    Any national leader who postpones long-promised tax cuts and freezes public spending one month before an election is one of two things. Either he has written off his chances of re-election so thoroughly that he is prepared to sacrifice expediency for...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Is George Bush I worried about George Bush II?
    Wednesday, 21 August 2002

    Hamlet, George Walker Bush most certainly is not. Introspection and self-doubt are not his hallmarks. The baking summer heat of central Texas is moreover as far as can be from the misty chills of Elsinore. But when the President of the United Sta...

  • Richard B Myers: Mobilise for a long fight
    Wednesday, 21 August 2002

    Today, as we fight the war on terrorism, we need to continue to mobilise for what will be a long fight. What is the responsible course of action? Well, there are a series of questions to be debated. Do free people have a responsibility to take st...

  • Paul Vallely: Don't let the punishment fit the crime for Jeffrey
    Wednesday, 21 August 2002

    It's a bit rum when you have to rely on Nasty Nick to occupy the moral high ground. Nick Bateman, if you can remember as far back as the first series of Big Brother, was the one thrown out of the house for cheating. This week he resurfaced outsid...

  • Let he that is without sin cast the first stone
    Wednesday, 21 August 2002

    Here we go again. All these la-de-da, soi-disant Abuja lefties resisting the people's call for capital punishment, when poll after poll clearly shows that – were we a genuine democracy – then this appalling adulteress from Katsina state, Amina L...

  • The Tories just can't resist their bad old habits
    Tuesday, 20 August 2002

    While discussing my holiday rota with colleagues a month ago, I indicated that I hate taking holidays in August and would be content to stay in London while everyone else suns themselves abroad. I reminded them how much I enjoyed being on duty l...

  • Edward Davey MP: Winning liberties
    Tuesday, 20 August 2002

    It's time to be asking questions about the future of the state. We can move the focus away from how a service is paid for towards how the service is provided and how we get the best quality service.It's not just about cash. If we can free public ...

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