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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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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Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

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Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

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A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
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They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

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Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

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