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Saturday, 14 September 2002

  • GM by the back door
    Sunday, 15 September 2002

    Dodgy industries selling dubious wares have long headed for the Third World when their activities have been questioned in the West. The biotech industry has been following this well-trodden path ever since consumers in Europe turned against GM food a...

  • Paul Barker: Shame on how Britain treats its children
    Sunday, 15 September 2002

    Just how good a country is Britain for a child to live in? We have a long tradition of thinking we come top of that league. But we regularly seem confused about the right line to draw between childhood and adulthood. We treat children, all too of...

  • Winston Churchill was right: Parliament should vote on war
    Saturday, 14 September 2002

    Iain Duncan Smith marked his first anniversary as Leader of the Opposition by calling for a "substantive" vote in the House of Commons on Iraq. Never mind the obvious jibe that this would allow his party to record precisely how strongly it support...

  • Smash hits
    Saturday, 14 September 2002

    Poptastic! TOTP: 2000! No, it's all right, we'll calm down now. Nevertheless, we couldn't let last night's 2,000th edition of Top of the Pops pass unmarked. It's fashionable, we know, to regard TOTP as hopelessly unfashionable, but that is to miss...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Be warned, this President means what he says
    Saturday, 14 September 2002

    First, a confession. I have changed my mind. I did believe that, when push came to shove, war against Iraq would not happen. International opinion would deter Washington, and, after a summer of sabre-rattling, normal service would be resumed.No ...

  • We need a war to help us to fight the flab
    Saturday, 14 September 2002

    As night follows day, as sun follows rain, as Blair follows Bush, three or four times a year a dietician will step up on a podium in front of a conference of distinguished medics, adjust his spectacles, shuffle his papers and tell them that the ...

  • The world no longer cares who is king of the castle in Northern Ireland
    Saturday, 14 September 2002

    Louis MacNeice once chided his fellow Irishmen for deluding themselves that the world cared "who was king of your castle". He wrote as a man gazing scornfully on Ireland from the vantage point of London. MacNeice was contemplating a world threat...

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