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  • Leading article: The travails of a Prime Minister whose authority is ebbing away
    Saturday, 27 January 2007

    Yet Mr Blair's troubles in this area go considerably deeper. It became clear this week that the White House's new policy on Iraq bears little similarity to our own. Some of Mr Blair's cabinet ministers - notably Peter Hain and Hilary Benn - have alre...

  • Letters: Adoption and religion
    Saturday, 27 January 2007

    First, most children available for adoption in the UK are not babies and are likely to have a range of physical, emotional and behavioural difficulties that make them hard to place. This attempt by the church to effectively reduce the already small p...

  • Rupert Cornwell: This time, Bush could not suspend disbelief
    Saturday, 27 January 2007

    Last Tuesday, President Bush delivered the State of the Union address, the purest moment of theatre in America's political calendar. Normally, it is an occasion that, at least for the hour or so it lasts, carries off the theatrical trick of suspensio...

  • Leading article: Welcome to an independent Kosovo
    Saturday, 27 January 2007

    Predictably, this solution is too timid for the Kosovo government and far too ambitious for Serbia and its Slav patron, Russia. Both have the capacity to make trouble: Serbia by fomenting unrest among Kosovo's Serbs; Russia by withholding its endorse...

  • Letters: Iraq debate
    Friday, 26 January 2007

    Sir: Mr Blair must be the most irresponsible Prime Minister in British democratic history. Since the onset of the Iraq war, Parliament has been denied the opportunity of a full debate on this terrible issue. The Prime Minister's non-attendance showed...

  • Leading article: Citizenship, schools and the imposition of national values
    Friday, 26 January 2007

    In a BBC radio interview, Mr Johnson elaborated. Schools, he said, needed to find time in the curriculum to teach "values we hold very dear in Britain: free speech, tolerance, respect for the rule of law". Of course, such values are fundamental to th...

  • Leading article: An indispensable lord
    Saturday, 27 January 2007

    Margaret Thatcher once said that every Prime Minister "needs a Willie" (a tribute to her deputy prime minister, William Whitelaw). Perhaps that should be updated to "every Home Secretary needs a Charlie". Without his broadcasting marathon, Mr Reid's ...

  • Leading article: An unwise appointment
    Friday, 26 January 2007

    Last week the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, sent a letter to every Cabinet minister demanding an exemption for Catholic adoption agencies from the provisions of the incoming Equalities Act. In subsequent Cabinet discussi...

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