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Sunday, 25 August 2002

  • We will all have to pay the price if we want a 'clean' democracy
    Monday, 26 August 2002

    It is easy to be cynical about the cry for help issuing from the Labour Party general secretary, David Triesman, esconced as he is in the party's new £5.5m offices. The new HQ in Old Queen Street, a listed terrace overlooking St James's Park just ...

  • A welcome condemnation of Russia's most pointless of wars
    Monday, 26 August 2002

    Russia's bombing of suspected Chechen rebel strongholds in northern Georgia, and the sharp rebuke the action has elicited from Washington, are a welcome reminder that, even in President George Bush's war against terror, a blank cheque cannot be pr...

  • Mind how you go
    Monday, 26 August 2002

    Not only are police officers younger these days, but they are ruder as well. Both phenomena are illusions, of course, fostered in the first case by the effect of the passage of time on the observer and in the second by the increasing propensity of...

  • 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...

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