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  • Martin Rees: We need to act now to save the environment
    Wednesday, 17 January 2007

    The nuclear threat will always be with us. But it is based on basic science that dates from the 1930s. What are the potential impacts of 21st-century science? There are grounds for being a techno-optimist. The technologies that fuel economic growth t...

  • Patrick Diamond: So where are the new ideas?
    Wednesday, 17 January 2007

    The challenge Labour faces is more fundamental than executing a "stable and orderly transition" of power from Tony Blair to Gordon Brown - though that will be far from easy. There will be a long line of former ministers to placate. It will be necessa...

  • Letters: Panic-tales of global warming
    Thursday, 18 January 2007

    Sir: It was refreshing to read Dominic Lawson's article "Alarmism based on dubious economics" (16 January), a moment of calm reflection in an atmosphere of near-panic in The Independent on global warming. Any sensible person is concerned at the aggre...

  • Leading article: A saga of failure and grandiose follies
    Thursday, 18 January 2007

    Yet these sort of problems are part of a larger picture. An internal Home Office report this week warned of chaos in the UK's border controls, with immigration officers under pressure to allow foreign travellers into Britain, even when there are doub...

  • Letters: EU and the far right
    Wednesday, 17 January 2007

    Sir: John Lichfield is right when he says that "the containment of the far right in Europe is beyond the EU alone," but he does, perhaps, underestimate the contribution the EU can make to this fight ("Strong EU needed in fight against xenophobes", 16...

  • Leading article: Israel and Syria: a deal that will have to be done
    Wednesday, 17 January 2007

    Almost one year after Hamas prevailed in Palestinian parliamentary elections, and six months after Israel's invasion of southern Lebanon halted all remaining diplomacy, the Quartet seems gradually to be reconstituting itself. There is a sense that th...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Spillages and scandals: an 'annus horribilis' BP would like to forget
    Wednesday, 17 January 2007

    Even if it had not put a foot wrong, this would have been a difficult period for a major energy company seeking to put the accident behind it, while it was reporting record profits on the back of the same soaring oil and gas prices bringing misery to...

  • Leading article: An unflattering mirror to our society
    Thursday, 18 January 2007

    But the racist taunting of the Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty by a bunch of neanderthal C-list celebrities in the latest series has descended to new depths, which even Endemol must be beginning to regret. And so it should. Yesterday even the Chancellor...

  • The Third Leader: Wish you were here
    Thursday, 18 January 2007

    In fact, they have a surpassing, if uncompromising, beauty, and a feel of the Highlands about them, one that has already achieved disunion. The weather can be bleak, but, between showers, the light has an invigorating clarity. The wildlife is remarka...

  • The Third Leader: Celebrity saviours
    Wednesday, 17 January 2007

    Rock musicians, for example, have long been important players in society as much for the offstage stuff as the on, the outrage and awe of the Sixties long since replaced by the indulgent affection that Spinal Tap so effectively, well, tapped. Even so...

  • Leading article: Image and reality
    Wednesday, 17 January 2007

    His supporters cite the takeover of Amoco and Atlantic Richfield (when oil was relatively cheap) and BP's move into Russia in partnership with TNK in 2003 as evidence of his shrewdness. They point out too that a fivefold increase in profits in his 12...

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