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  • Michael Byers: Self-defence? It's the economy, stupid
    Sunday, 22 September 2002

    Durham, North Carolina. Seen from the heartland of America, there are two incontrovertible truths about Iraq. First, Saddam Hussein is an evil man who brutally oppresses the Iraqi people and seeks to develop chemical, biological and nuclear weapon...

  • Charlie Courtauld: So MS is sexually transmitted, is it? Just look at me and you'll know it's a lie
    Sunday, 22 September 2002

    Lock up your daughters. The sex god is back in town. A report out last week – citing a Danish study, no less – suggests that multiple sclerosis, the disease I've got, could be sexually transmitted. And that surely means that I must be a bit of a d...

  • Rose Prince: Poverty at the farm gate goes hand in hand with profit in the till
    Sunday, 22 September 2002

    I spend much of my time in Dorset, a dairy farming region. There are farmers there who have not made a profit for months. The poverty can be galling. At this time of year our local charity shops are packed with farming families looking for half-decen...

  • 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...

  • A long march away from liberty and livelihood
    Saturday, 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...

  • The exams crisis should prompt a deeper rethink of the purposes of education
    Saturday, 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...

  • There are reasons why Americans want to ignore the rest of the world
    Saturday, 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 creatively
    Saturday, 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...

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