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Monday, 26 August 2002

  • I must own up to playing a part in the downfall of nuclear power in Britain
    Tuesday, 27 August 2002

    Brian Wilson, the minister for energy at the Department of Trade and Industry, is not attending the Johannesburg earth summit. After the recent rows about the attendance of the Environment Minister, Michael Meacher, this is understandable. Indee...

  • Thabo Mbeki: To survive, we need to co-operate
    Tuesday, 27 August 2002

    In the last 30 years, the torch of sustainable development has travelled from Europe to the Americas, through Asia, and now burns in Africa. After a protracted journey, it has arrived in the continent that is the cradle of humanity.The fact that ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

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