Friday, 20 September 2002
The exams crisis should prompt a deeper rethink of the purposes of educationSaturday, 21 September 2002
Before the controversy over this year's A-levels becomes too mired in the defence of fixed positions, we should seize the chance to ask some fundamental questions. Not just about examinations but about the issue beyond that – the purposes of the educ...
A long march away from liberty and livelihoodSaturday, 21 September 2002
Tomorrow's march for Bloodsports and Subsidies is easy to mock. The incoherence of its demands, the hunting horns, the fancy dress, the block bookings of some of London's finest hotels and the balls (not parties) to round off a day of waving placards...
All aboard!Saturday, 21 September 2002
Internal link First canal since 19th century is opened in wave of restoration Down here in this space we are susceptible to a timely piece of symbolism. Imagine, then, the wry nods and arched eyebrows which gre...
There are reasons why Americans want to ignore the rest of the worldSaturday, 21 September 2002
Maybe it was the television reception in this hotel in the middle of nowheresville, Central America, but I thought I detected a look of desperate gratitude on the face of Kofi Annan earlier this week. When news came through of Saddam Hussein's m...
No pension? We'll just have to think creativelySaturday, 21 September 2002
To those of us who have already laid careful plans, the latest bombshell from the Pensions Office was little more than water off a duck's back. I'm talking about the state pension, of course, the one I thought I'd be collecting on my 60th birthday, a...
Leading article: Mr Schröder has failed to reform Germany but still deserves to be re-electedFriday, 20 September 2002
The German Chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, has been a disappointment in his first term. He was elected four years ago on a Blairish promise to manage the changes needed to modernise the German economy, but he was never clear about what those changes...
Mahesh Reddy: It takes imagination to be an engineerFriday, 20 September 2002
It's funny that a majority of engineers, mathematicians and scientists don't think that they have the ability to be creative. They see themselves as mainly technical analysts with virtually no creative abilities. I have, on the other hand, found ...
Chris Bridge: Has the system reached breaking point?Friday, 20 September 2002
Even this year, A-Level Results Day seemed to be going well. The usual pale faces came into the hall to pick up their results. Reluctant hands stretched out for the envelopes and hesitant feet moved students away to the corners of the room before the...
Syria crisis: Britain may not be able to join military action if Jeremy Corbyn becomes Labour leader
Israel lobby's power waning after Aipac failure to block Iran deal
In it together: Opt into the European refugee quota plan now, Mr Cameron
Syria crisis: Government to make case for military action with vote as soon as next week
Georgia vs Scotland, Euro 2016 qualifier: Strachan defiant but more Georgia pain for Scotland
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