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Tuesday, 24 September 2002

  • Al Gore: The United States has squandered the world's goodwill
    Wednesday, 25 September 2002

    One of the points I want to make is that we have an obligation to look at the relationship between our war against terrorism and this proposed war against Iraq. We have a goal of regime change in Iraq; we also have a clear goal of victory in the ...

  • We've seen the evidence. Now go back to the UN and set Iraq a new deadline
    Wednesday, 25 September 2002

    We asked for a dossier on Iraq, we got a dossier on Iraq, and now we ditherers have to decide what to do about it. Starting with whether or not we believe it. Unlike the propaganda pamphlets of old, the dossier does make passing reference to the...

  • Yes, but who are the Liberal Democrats for?
    Wednesday, 25 September 2002

    Two weeks ago, the BBC parliamentary channel showed the 1979 general election programme, Decision 79, exactly as it was transmitted on the day Margaret Thatcher came to power. As a candidate at my own count, I never saw the original show. For 15 ...

  • Earth-shaking revelations
    Tuesday, 24 September 2002

    Small earthquake in Dudley: nobody hurt, although listeners to all-night radio got some real news.If you want to be first to report on a British earthquake, be the host of a small-hours radio show or one of its listeners. The statistics don't lie: ni...

  • Tam Dalyell: This MP declines to support a war against Iraq
    Tuesday, 24 September 2002

    Shortly after 11.30am this morning I hope to rise on a Point of Order to seek the Speaker's help about the procedure in today's debate. It appears that the Government will begin the proceedings by moving a motion "that this House do now adjourn''....

  • Matthew Taylor: Tell the truth before, not after, elections
    Tuesday, 24 September 2002

    The public understand that simple truth – you can't get first-class public services without paying for them. At the last election, Liberal Democrats pledged to raise the money necessary to put right the decades of under-investment in our public se...

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Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

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Ebola outbreak: Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on the virus

Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on Ebola

A Christian charity’s efforts to save missionaries trapped in Africa by the crisis have been justifiably praised. But doubts remain about its evangelical motives
Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC

Not even Jeremy Clarkson is bigger than the BBC, says TV boss

Corporation’s head of television confirms ‘Top Gear’ host was warned about racist language
Nick Clegg the movie: Channel 4 to air Coalition drama showing Lib Dem leader's rise

Nick Clegg the movie

Channel 4 to air Coalition drama showing Lib Dem leader's rise
Philip Larkin: Misogynist, racist, miserable? Or caring, playful man who lived for others?

Philip Larkin: What will survive of him?

Larkin's reputation has taken a knocking. But a new book by James Booth argues that the poet was affectionate, witty, entertaining and kind, as hitherto unseen letters, sketches and 'selfies' reveal
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Malky Mackay allegations: Malky Mackay, Iain Moody and another grim day for English football

Mackay, Moody and another grim day for English football

The latest shocking claims do nothing to dispel the image that some in the game on these shores exist in a time warp, laments Sam Wallace
La Liga analysis: Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

Pete Jenson starts his preview of the Spanish season, which begins on Saturday, by explaining how Fifa’s transfer ban will affect the Catalans
Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

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