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You read it here first: the Daily Mirror will be sold within six months

19 October 2002 12:00 am

You read it here first: the Daily Mirror will be sold within six months

The Tories should forget the party geeks and recruit normal human beings, with lives

12 October 2002 12:00 am

The Tories should forget the party geeks and recruit normal human beings, with lives

Banned Wagon

12 October 2002 12:00 am

The UN's bullying of Britain over smacking has persuaded Ross Clark that his column must now tackle international puritanism

Don’t let the facts interfere with a good war on terrorism

28 September 2002 12:00 am

Until the collapse of communism, America’s experience as a great power had been of a world in which there was…

Someone has it in for the Prince of Wales

28 September 2002 12:00 am

Prince Charles’s leaked letter to Tony Blair has not done him any good. The Mail on Sunday, whose first edition…

Do the Macc Lads have a better grasp of desert warfare than Field Marshal Lord Bramall?

21 September 2002 12:00 am

It has come down, it seems, to two related but separate issues: there is a ‘should’ issue, and a ‘would’…

Ukraine is not dead yet – it thrives on vodka, black bread and pig fat

14 September 2002 12:00 am

We had not expected a border post. This was not a border. Way over the other side of a high…

I hate football so much these days that I can hardly bear to report it

14 September 2002 12:00 am

The message was brief and the writer got straight to the point. ‘I’d just like you to know that you…

There are lies, damned lies and newspaper circulation figures

7 September 2002 12:00 am

Newspapers, as we know, love truth. They castigate evasive politicians and track down dodgy businessmen. They deliver ringing lectures in…

To call it ‘rape’ is to debauch the language

31 August 2002 12:00 am

In Manchester, a friend at university there tells me, a new word has entered smart parlance among the young. The…

It may seem difficult to believe, but the media have shown some restraint in their coverage of Soham

31 August 2002 12:00 am

The very name of Soham induces a strange mixture of disgust, boredom and pity. I return to it with reluctance.…

Sad truth about Daily Mirror readers: they like it dumb

24 August 2002 12:00 am

In April the Daily Mirror relaunched itself as a more serious newspaper. Its editor, Piers Morgan, got rid of its…

Why the Norman conquest works for me every time

24 August 2002 12:00 am

Usually, at this time of the year, I am wandering, or renting, in Western Europe. But, for various reasons too…

Banned Wagon

24 August 2002 12:00 am

One might have thought that the case of Christopher Lillie and Dawn Reed – recently awarded £200,000 each in libel…