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  • Leading article: Prejudice, myth, and a system that fails the victim
    Wednesday, 31 January 2007

    There is a far greater scandal in our criminal justice system than the small number of men who are victims of malicious accusations: the vast number of men who are committing rape and getting away with it. Less than six per cent of rape allegations i...

  • Leading article: The African Union needs outside help to succeed
    Tuesday, 30 January 2007

    Set things right in Darfur, Bashir was told, and you might get the job in 2007. But things have got worse, considerably worse, in the past 12 months. And the violence in Sudan's most remote Western province has now spilled over into the Central Afric...

  • Letter: Forests and climate
    Tuesday, 30 January 2007

    Sustainable timber harvesting in appropriate forests is wholly compatible with the carbon cycle. Trees do not live for ever; when they die, some of the carbon they contain is released to the atmosphere. In a sustainably managed forest, the new trees ...

  • Leading article: The 'hobbit' and the search for truth
    Tuesday, 30 January 2007

    Non-scientists can be forgiven for feeling somewhat confused about this particular bone of contention. The issue is whether the extinct individual who lived on Flores some 13,000 years ago was a member of a hitherto unknown species of human. If so, t...

  • Lucy Caldwell: The story so far...
    Tuesday, 30 January 2007

    I consider calling my dad to tell him I blame his side of my gene pool. But I feel too hungover, even though I'm not: all's I did yesterday - it seems - was ironing. Mostly, I use the trick of hanging crumpled clothes in the bathroom when I'm having ...

  • Leading article: New morality? If only...
    Wednesday, 31 January 2007

    The affair has also shown how social attitudes have changed in most of Britain. A few decades ago, the prospect of officially sanctioned gay adoption would have caused outrage. But few people today take the view that gay couples should not be allowed...

  • Leading article: Stubbed out
    Tuesday, 30 January 2007

    Has ever a nation looked less likely to embrace the anti- smoking legislative revolution that is drifting over the developed world? Smoking goes to the heart of the modern French identity. Between the wars, smoking full-strength, unfiltered Gauloises...

  • Alice Mahon: Labour is in power - so why do I have to go private?
    Tuesday, 30 January 2007

    I was Labour MP for Halifax for 18 years, and I didn't believe this could happen. I can still hardly believe it. But it has happened to me and - I have since discovered - to thousands of others. I went to a GP last September because I had some discom...

  • Nick Clegg: Do you want to create crime, or cut it?
    Tuesday, 30 January 2007

    The Government and David Cameron pretend that if we only add another few thousand cells, we will somehow have a prison system that works. But Britain already locks up more of its citizens than any other country in Western Europe. Reoffending rates ar...

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