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21 October 2002
The legend at the top of Richard Stott's weekly column in the Sunday Mirror used to read: "his bite's as bad as his...
08 October 2001
Long before the dust had settled over the rubble of the World Trade Center, the drivel began. The initial outstanding...
24 September 2001
The tabloid production executive was enjoying a day off and on his way to Sainsbury's when his mobile telephone trilled...
23 July 2001
There are those who will consider the Sunday Telegraph's lead story claiming that Margaret Thatcher was supporting...
09 July 2001
In an issue of one of Britain's most successful newspapers, randomly selected, the modern tabloid mix shouts its...
25 June 2001
The Independent on Sunday, the Oliver Twist of the national newspaper workhouse, has been through more changes than...
18 June 2001
They all laughed when the late Bill Shankly said: "Some people think football is a matter of life and death . . . I can...
21 May 2001
As far as many national newspapers are concerned, the general election is all over - including the shouting. Such was...
07 May 2001
The News of the World's Mazher Mahmood in fancy dress ought to be as conspicuous as Mr Blobby in a Cabinet meeting....
26 March 2001
An Observer poll reveals that our national image of ourselves as a high-minded and confident race is starkly different...
12 March 2001
It was the word "unready" in a splash headline - "Scandal of our unready forces" - that provided the clue. After all,...
12 February 2001
Those pondering the direction in which Richard Desmond would drag that hostage to fortune, the Daily Express, did not...
29 January 2001
There is something terribly wrong at the Independent. It is not that it is a bad newspaper. It is not that it does not...
15 January 2001
How down in the dumps some of the Fourth Estate's finest must have felt over the New Year. At this time, the honours...
25 December 2000
Unlike those columnists who each Christmas produce a boring review of the past year, I here offer a boring, but...

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