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9 February 2004
The news impact of violent
or multiple killings drowns out the muffled toll of persistent premature death
caused by illness and poverty. David Blunkett's proposals for a reduced burden
of criminal proof in cases of terrorism is symptomatic of a tendency to prioritise
the immediate and dramatic over long term, less sensational needs.
22 December 2003
Governments cannot legislate
against things going wrong, and efforts to reduce the number of failures below
a certain level produce negative returns.
20 October 2003
Civil society is complicated and messy. Giving everyone a piece of plastic with a number on it will not make it less so.
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