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Monday, 22 January 2007

  • Helena Kennedy: Hand over some power to the people
    Tuesday, 23 January 2007

    I've battled with government about civil liberties and know that liberty is sustained or diminished through the way political and institutions manage power. Worryingly, 76 per cent of us believe our vote makes little or no difference to Westminster's...

  • Dr Anna Watson: Waste we don't see is other half of story
    Tuesday, 23 January 2007

    Fortunately this is one problem that is easily solved. Friends of the Earth have been talking to some of the major supermarkets about the measures they can take to cut down on waste. Reducing the amount of packaging is a good place to start. Their ne...

  • Leading article: A failing approach to a complex problem
    Tuesday, 23 January 2007

    We heard a surprisingly thoughtful analysis of the problem from Tony Blair at a seminar with community and local police representatives in Brighton yesterday. The Prime Minister eschewed some of the "tough" rhetoric he usually deploys on such occasio...

  • Lucy Caldwell: The story so far
    Tuesday, 23 January 2007

    But my definitive choice is Lewis Hyde's The Gift. Published in the US in 1979, and only recently reprinted here, it's about how a work of art - and the ability to create and, indeed, the act of creation itself - is a gift rather than a commodity. Hy...

  • Leading article: A clear case of intimidation
    Monday, 22 January 2007

    But whatever view one takes of the police's actions, the behaviour of senior Labour Party figures in recent days has been unacceptable. The Culture Secretary, Tessa Jowell, has proclaimed herself "bewildered" by the arrest. Meanwhile, the film produc...

  • The Third Leader: Washed up
    Tuesday, 23 January 2007

    The enterprising gentlemen, and ladies, going by with BMW motorcycles, beauty cream, barrels of wine and nappies from the wondrously mixed cargo of the stricken MSC Napoli are following one of the most enduring traditions of this seagoing nation: the...

  • Leading article: An election that solves little
    Tuesday, 23 January 2007

    The consolation is that, even with its enhanced parliamentary presence, the Radical Party has still fallen well short of an overall majority. Its leaders accept that they will remain in opposition. Among the other parties, the Democratic Party of Pre...

  • Leading article: Lame ducks
    Monday, 22 January 2007

    Two days later, when his wife opened the fridge, the dazed creature raised its head. Rather than sending for her husband and his shotgun to finish the job, the wife took pity on the animal and had it sent to the animal hospital. According to the staf...

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