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  • Foolish language
    Tuesday, 17 September 2002

    In the wise words of Stanley Baldwin, it is best for politicians to stay away from the hearthplace. Whatever the desirability of a politician's pet scheme, it should avoid interfering in people's private lives and dictating how they should behave ...

  • In an age of global terror, the nuclear industry is unsafe - at any price
    Tuesday, 17 September 2002

    Unless the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior and the other members of a small armada of vessels succeed in stopping them, the Pacific Teal and Pacific Pintail will safely dock this morning at Barrow-in-Furness. The eco-friendly naming of those ship...

  • Europe must draw the right lessons from this election
    Tuesday, 17 September 2002

    Apart from the Swedish Social Democrats, perhaps the person who should be most pleased about their re-election is the leader of the German Social Democrats, Gerhard Schröder. For, as Goran Persson, his Swedish counterpart, pointed out, much of t...

  • Stephen Pollard: This is the worst way to protect the Third World
    Tuesday, 17 September 2002

    Clare Short took a major risk yesterday. She exposed us all to a mass outbreak of narcolepsy when she used two words that have long had the power to cure insomnia: intellectual property. Allow me to explain why she took that risk and why, far fr...

  • 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 ...

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