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  • If a written constitution is good enough for Europe, why not for Britain?
    Wednesday, 28 August 2002

    The proposal of the Foreign Secretary that the European Union should have a written constitution marks the final stage in a government rethink that has been more than a year in the making. Time was, shortly after the Treaty of Nice was concluded 1...

  • Legal roots
    Wednesday, 28 August 2002

    The substitutionof science for Solomon in the judgment of disputes between neighbours should only be for the good. If DNA testing can show that one's wall is collapsing because of Mr Jones' plane tree two doors down and not Mr Smith's, all the bet...

  • In case you thought it was safe to dismiss war against Iraq
    Wednesday, 28 August 2002

    No American dignitary, least of all a President or Vice-President, goes before the convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to speak peace. This is not the idiom that the VFW expects at its annual conventions, nor the one that it readily underst...

  • David McKittrick: What Spain can learn from the Irish experience
    Wednesday, 28 August 2002

    Most of those who conceived and put together the Irish peace process instinctively believe that the Spanish government may be making a big mistake in outlawing Batasuna, the political wing of Eta.This is a tentative judgement, given that no two s...

  • Richard Cheney: Saddam Hussein is a danger to world peace
    Wednesday, 28 August 2002

    Saddam Hussein has perfected the game of cheat and retreat and is very skilled in the art of denial and deception. A return of inspectors would provide no assurance whatsoever of his compliance with UN resolutions. On the contrary, there is a gre...

  • 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 ...

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