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  • Austin Mitchell: Treatment of model family makes me ashamed to be a Labour MP
    Thursday, 1 February 2007

    This good news is very different on the ground as is shown by the deportation of the Bokhari family, wife, husband, and four lovely kids aged between eight and 14, from Grimsby. Sibtain Bokhari was a rights lawyer in Lahore, a Shia in a Sunni dominat...

  • Terry Leahy: Don't blame us: we can't get rid of all packaging
    Thursday, 1 February 2007

    We all know there is too much packaging getting into landfill. And if the environmental reasons to cut back on this weren't compelling enough, there are very sound commercial reasons, too - we spend something like £600m each year on packaging. Of cou...

  • Leading article: Nods, winks and a lesson for the media worldwide
    Thursday, 1 February 2007

    In 2005, Ms Miller spent almost three months in jail for contempt of court for refusing to identify Mr Libby as the source of confidential information related to the trumped-up case against Saddam Hussein that the Bush administration, led by Mr Chene...

  • 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...

  • Paul Wilkinson: This doesn't mean they have given up on bombing
    Thursday, 1 February 2007

    This doesn't mean they've given up the idea of bombs or suicide attacks on transport systems. If proven, this plot would mean a new element in the repertoire of terrorism. This would not mean they have given up on mass killing, but I think it's clear...

  • Leading article: Every little helps
    Thursday, 1 February 2007

    While we welcome Sir Terry's involvement in the debate - and he does accept the thrust of The Independent's campaign - his emphasis here seems misplaced. It is, indeed, important to change the attitudes of consumers towards packaging. But the far la...

  • 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...

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