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  • Great and good
    Thursday, 22 August 2002

    Internal linksThe great 'Britons', from pop stars and footballers to a satanist However fashionable it might be to disdain the fashion for lists, we love them. People love them. (The surviving fragments of the ancient script Linear B turned out to ...

  • This futile debate about bringing back hanging
    Thursday, 22 August 2002

    It is a sign of the times, and an encouraging one, that so much of the renewed debate about the restoration of the death penalty seems fatuous. That is not just because of the incoherence of so many of the proponents of hanging, although that has cer...

  • Once again, we are becoming the language dunces of Europe
    Thursday, 22 August 2002

    The news today of a drop in the number of candidates taking French and German GCSEs is alarming enough in itself. However, as the Association for Language Learning – the group that represents all language teachers – points out, this year's fall could...

  • Mr Blair's most loyal supporters can stop him going to war in Iraq
    Thursday, 22 August 2002

    The theory of cabinet government has been a staple of every university degree course on British politics for successive generations of students. In its purest form, the principle rests upon the assumption that the Prime Minister is merely first a...

  • Marthinus van Schalkwyk: Tourism should be everybody's business
    Thursday, 22 August 2002

    For decades we have pursued tourism in the single-minded belief that our most important goals are tied to numbers and increasing market share. These form only one segment of the real tourism tapestry. We can no longer afford the assumption that the ...

  • Afghanistan is no place to be sent home
    Thursday, 22 August 2002

    Our government has just offered to pay a few hundred pounds to any Afghan who came to Britain in the past few years but who is now prepared to get on a plane and get back home. For those who are ready to make the trip, that will be welcome news. Inde...

  • Anthony Daniels: A drastic remedy: get rid of all the general practitioners
    Thursday, 22 August 2002

    Recently in my hospital I've been struck by the number of patients, newly arrived in the area, who say they have been unable to register with a general practitioner. They are not the kind of patients with whom, alas, we are all too familiar: the pati...

  • 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...

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