State of the nation

The movies in the Jewish film festival show Israel in a whole new light, writes Jonathan Freedland

Published by: The Guardian

Who do we want to run us?

Localism is the new buzzword. Ministers claim they want to hand more powers to local mayors, part of a new political vogue for decentralisation Published in the Evening Standard 27 October 2005 Ken is about to get his reward. A … Continued

Published by: The Guardian

The onslaught

Half of all children aged four don't know their own name - but two thirds of three-year-olds can recognise the McDonald's golden arches. Jonathan Freedland investigates the multi-million-pound industry intent on turning teenagers and toddlers alike into avaricious consumers

Published by: The Guardian

We can?t agree; they must be biased

Published in the Jewish Chronicle 21 October 2005 I?m due to give a talk at Maidenhead synagogue in November, as a guest of Rabbi Jonathan Romain. He emailed me last week, asking for a title. ?Or perhaps,? he suggested, ?we … Continued

Published by: The Jewish Chronicle

Are we really so liberal?

The reputation of the capital as a gay-friendly city seemed assured - until the brutal murder of a gay man on Clapham Common Published in the Evening Standard 20 October 2005 We like to think we've left all that behind. … Continued

Published by: The Guardian

A suburban nightmare

The death of Ahil Islam in a Watford hospital highlights failings in the NHS. But it also suggests a deeper problem - the decline of London's outer neighbourhoods. Published in the Evening Standard, 13 October 2005 Even in a week … Continued

Published by: The Guardian

Dare to dream, minister

The scale of the work to be done before the Olympics is huge. But if Tessa Jowell put the area’s waterways at the heart of the plans, it could transform the face of East London Published in the Evening Standard, … Continued

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