The anti-war movement has an important case to make. But they know that this money-reward mechanism is surely not strengthening their argument
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Thursday 16 January 2014
What makes some apparently ordinary people defy tyranny, when outwardly there is nothing to distinguish them from the majority who opt to keep quiet and get along?
John Fortune: Comedian and author best known for collaborations and sketches that poked fun at the powerful and self-important
Wednesday 01 January 2014
John Fortune was the comedian and satirist best known for his work on the long-running television comedy series Bremner, Bird and Fortune, together with fellow comics Rory Bremner and John Bird, that ran for 16 series from 1999 to 2010.
Friday 27 December 2013
Dame Eliza Manningham Buller believes the leaks have caused damage
Sunday 22 December 2013
Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA have wounded the President almost as much as the disastrous roll-out of his healthcare reform
Friday 20 December 2013
Broadcaster criticised for prime slot in which he refused to condemn murder Lee Rigby
Sunday 08 December 2013
European court to decide if detention during search for Saddam supporters was unlawful
Thursday 05 December 2013
More than a year has passed since the UK Border Agency awarded a four-year, £30m contract to a private firm, Capita, to track down immigrants who have overstayed their visas in the UK. Hiring a private firm for a task that is normally the responsibility of the state did not escape criticism. “We are appalled the Government has offered a contract of this size to a private company,” Ruth Grove-White, policy director at the Migrants Rights Network, told The Independent.
Tuesday 03 December 2013
First night: Noël Coward Theatre, London
Friday 29 November 2013
This twice-yearly festival of short plays for the theatre – by writers who make their living from television soaps and dramas – is now in its tenth incarnation and gets better and better. JB Shorts is named after the Joshua Brooks pub across the road from the old BBC headquarters in Manchester which produced much of seminal radio drama of the last century. There must be something in the air there.
Wednesday 20 November 2013
The former president's hobby really gathered steam when he hired an art teacher to give him pointers
Thursday 14 November 2013
No freedom of information law includes private communications between leaders
Wednesday 13 November 2013
In Sir John Chilcot’s diplomatic shorthand, they are the “difficult documents”. For the rest of us – those looking to brand Tony Blair and George Bush as war criminals, or those who believe the pair saved Iraq from the excesses of Saddam and the world from a potential WMD catastrophe – they are the communications that will reveal how close Washington and Whitehall were in the run-up to the 2003 war.
Tony Blair kept Cabinet in the dark over Iraq 'deliberately' as ministers evaluated case for war in 2003
Wednesday 13 November 2013
Lord Butler suggests former Prime Minister excluded members of the Government from the decision-making process
Tuesday 08 October 2013
The Hackney MP criticised Ed Miliband for lacking courage
Sunday 29 September 2013
The thriller’s second series was a mess. Now, as it returns, Hugh Montgomery suggests a rescue plan
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
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