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Friday, 23 August 2002

  • Oliver Walston: A rich harvest of lies, exaggeration and hypocrisy
    Saturday, 24 August 2002

    The farmers of Britain went on strike yesterday. The problem is that nobody seems to have noticed. A radical group called Farmers for Action, supported by the Green Party, persuaded some dairy farmers not to sell their milk for 24 hours. Their ob...

  • James D Wolfensohn: To save the world from itself, we must act now
    Saturday, 24 August 2002

    Last spring, the UN summit in Monterrey, Mexico, spurred poor countries to commit to improve policies and governance in exchange for promises by rich countries to deliver more aid and open their markets. The World Summit on Sustainable Development...

  • Is it possible to be allergic to somone's smell?
    Saturday, 24 August 2002

    Apart from the appearance of Boy George beside William Caxton in a recent BBC poll to find the 100 people who have contributed most to British cultural life, nothing much shocks me anymore. Having said that, I confess I was shocked, outraged eve...

  • Tim Connell: Languages are good for the economy
    Friday, 23 August 2002

    Although the British do not have a good reputation as linguists, we are not as monoglot as it might seem. Foreign companies are coming to Britain in increasing numbers, and while this is partly because of factors such as the time zone, it is also...

  • It may be a holiday paradise to you, but to the locals it's a place of torture
    Friday, 23 August 2002

    The man sitting next to me on the back seat of the Tunis to Hammamet minibus fished inside his shabby jacket and produced an ultrasound picture of his son's left testicle. He and the boy, who sat on the other side exhausted and in discomfort, had jus...

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