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  • Tough at the top
    Monday, 16 September 2002

    Life is not fair. Some people work hard to build global companies, give employment to thousands of people, make products people want at prices they can afford – in short, to bring joy to millions – and what thanks do they get?Well, yes, there is mo...

  • Fight terrorism with a rapier, and not with a blunderbuss
    Monday, 16 September 2002

    The arrest of a group of al-Qa'ida suspects in Pakistan and the charging of five more in the United States was conveniently timed, just after the anniversary of the date that made Osama bin Laden famous.But we should not be too cynical. Although th...

  • A radical solution to our shameful record on asylum-seekers
    Monday, 16 September 2002

    It does not matter whether you are a bleeding-heart liberal, as the Home Secretary recently characterised anyone who takes human rights seriously, or a flinty authoritarian. It was never a good idea to disperse large numbers of asylum-seekers either ...

  • 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...

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