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  • Getting it right in future is better than rewriting the past
    Monday, 2 September 2002

    No one doubts that the failure of the police and the Crown Prosecution Service to secure convictions for the murders of Stephen Lawrence and Damilola Taylor is distressing. It must add immeasurably to the grief of the families to have it repeatedly...

  • Mr Bush has divided Baghdad's enemies more than Saddam ever could
    Monday, 2 September 2002

    If international diplomacy is a game of poker, President George Bush has played a strong hand incredibly badly. Driven by an American public incensed by the appalling attacks on the twin towers, he has edged towards an entirely unrelated war against...

  • Time for bed
    Monday, 2 September 2002

    Where would we be without think-tanks to tell us about trends in modern life that we might otherwise overlook in our haste to make it through the day without losing the car keys? Special thanks then to the Institute for Public Policy Research for l...

  • Mark Seddon: Can 'lucky' Blair survive the Iraq crisis in his party?
    Monday, 2 September 2002

    We have become attuned to the leader of the free world, President George Bush, pronouncing on matters of life and death while improving his handicap on the golf course. So it came as something of a relief when Tony Blair maintained an icy silenc...

  • Our woman in Sydney: Forgiveness is easy if you're a sportsman
    Monday, 2 September 2002

    Australians idolise their sporting heroes, but exactly how indulgent are they prepared to be if an idol turns out to have feet – or even another extremity – of clay? Very indulgent indeed, if the sport is Australian Rules and the man in question ...

  • Catherine Pepinster: Thank you Tara, your suffering has saved me from the Victor Meldrews
    Sunday, 1 September 2002

    I took a few moments earlier last week to try a daft quiz. You know the kind: are you a spoilt brat? Is it time for a baby? Could you survive life in the countryside? This one was on the lines of: Are you a Victor Meldrew? It was inspired by the ...

  • Dilip Hiro: Headlong into the clash of civilisations
    Sunday, 1 September 2002

    Last week the leaders of Egypt and Saudi Arabia, long-time allies of the United States, publicly warned the Bush administration against invading Iraq to bring about "regime change". The normally phlegmatic Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, cauti...

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