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  • New society
    Wednesday, 18 September 2002

    During the course of an interview with Woman's Own, published on 31 October 1987, Margaret Thatcher remarked that "there is no such thing as society". The argument about what precisely she meant to say has waged, on and off, ever since. Her own ex...

  • Saddam's offer should be accepted by Western hawks as well as doves
    Wednesday, 18 September 2002

    And with one bound he was free. Saddam Hussein's announcement that Iraq will re-admit UN weapons inspectors "without conditions" has had the obvious and intended effect of dividing his enemies.The international coalition that had, until this Machi...

  • Ms Jowell's strange flirtation with cultural protectionism
    Wednesday, 18 September 2002

    Internal linksSurvival of BBC3 rests on strict conditions for quality, minister insistsLeading article: Ms Jowell's strange flirtation with cultural protectionism Of all the BBC's new digital channels, it is BBC Three that has proved the most troub...

  • Now even the Tories want to give peace a chance
    Wednesday, 18 September 2002

    The implications of the unconditional offer by Iraq to accept a UN weapons inspection alter the terms of political trade for all three of our parties as they prepare for the conference season and next Tuesday's Commons debate.For Tony Blair, the ...

  • Andrew Brown: At last, a theological row that's about theology
    Wednesday, 18 September 2002

    Internal linksAnalysis: Will sex rip apart the Church (as the Archbishop said to his flock)?Andrew Brown: At last, a theological row that's about theology It's almost always front-page news when a bishop says something obviously true. Dr George Car...

  • Richard Askwith: Why you won't see me marching for my countryside
    Wednesday, 18 September 2002

    You can't go far in my part of Northamptonshire without seeing one of those curiously respectable red, white and green posters urging you to march for "Liberty and Livelihood" on Sunday. They're everywhere: in fields, in garden fences, in the windows...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

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