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  • Sean O'Grady: Millbank's Mafia has left the building, but the Millbank Tendency remains
    Sunday, 25 August 2002

    Politics has a habit of appropriating the most unlikely of places. Even after 40 years, the mention of Orpington to a Liberal heart will stir the memory of Eric Lubbock's stunning by-election victory. Cable Street in Whitechapel, east London, has...

  • Tariq Ali: Why the world needs Silvio Berlusconi
    Sunday, 25 August 2002

    The use of Italy as a yardstick to measure the politics, history, religion and culture of Western Europe has a long pedigree. For over a century and a half now, Italy has pioneered ideologies that have dominated Europe in one form or another. Gar...

  • Simon Calder: It's the 'world's worst airline'. And I love it
    Sunday, 25 August 2002

    From all the negative publicity that Ryanair has received this summer, you could be forgiven for assuming that it is the world's worst airline. But Ryanair is, in fact, one of the best in terms of the things that matter to people: charging a reasonab...

  • 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...

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