Tuesday, 23 October 2007
Leading article: Demographic trends that speak well of BritainWednesday, 24 October 2007
And so it was. Sir Andrew Green, chairman of Migrationwatch, spoke in characteristically emotive terms, when he called for immediate action to limit the number of people settling in the UK. "This huge population increase," he said, "– equivalent to t...
William Gumede: It won't help to sprinkle black faces in high placesWednesday, 24 October 2007
Following colonialism and apartheid segregation, all South Africa's institutions must now become representative of the country's diverse population and adopt a new rights and value system based on the post-apartheid democratic constitution. The word ...
Leading Article: A worthy prize and an impressive first winnerTuesday, 23 October 2007
In this unpromising context, Mo Ibrahim's Prize for Achievement in African Leadership is a commendable experiment. The scheme, unveiled by the billionaire Sudanese mobile phone entrepreneur last year, aims to provide a substantial pension to one Afri...
Letters: The elderlyWednesday, 24 October 2007
But we are angry that little if anything is being done to help us – and thousands like us – prepare for the future. We do our best. We eat sensibly and watch our weight, we take omega3 and glucosamine every day at our own expense, and walk when we ca...
Leading article: A terrible price in blood and treasureWednesday, 24 October 2007
The White House has elided its various military requests for political reasons. It calculates that the Democrat-controlled Congress will find it more difficult to turn down a request framed as necessary for America's "security". But there is little d...
Letters: Traffic reductionTuesday, 23 October 2007
Sir: The Big Question (17 October) asks whether the speed limit in built-up areas should be reduced to 20mph. I answer it with a question. How about no traffic in built-up areas? In parts of Germany there are housing areas where the only vehicles all...
Leading Article: Faster progress requiredTuesday, 23 October 2007
But progress has been nowhere near as rapid as is necessary. Step into a branch of any major supermarket chain and you will soon find examples of excess packaging. Retailers are still taking the view that it is acceptable to bury items in plastic, ca...
The Third Leader: Star for a nightTuesday, 23 October 2007
Take a bow, Mr Neil Smith, who, following some lively and liberally translated reminiscences in a Russian hotel bar about his time in an unrenowned Seventies rock band, found himself up on stage in a packed arena in Abakan judging Miss Siberia. Many ...
Hermione Eyre: Making a splat for the underground feministTuesday, 23 October 2007
I have been carrying these YOU ARE NORMAL stickers around in my handbag since my friend Kirstin invited me to join the Facebook group "Somewhat Strident But Who Cares?" at the end of the summer. She said she was founding the group as a response to th...
Leading article: Unlikely role modelsWednesday, 24 October 2007
But appearances can deceive. The Wags are by no means all airheads with scant interest in intellectual self-improvement. Lisa Roughead, the wife of midfielder Michael Carrick, has a business degree. The girlfriend of Jermain Defoe, Charlotte Meares, ...
Malaysia Airlines MH370: There are some slightly less nefarious reasons for flying on a stolen passport
To see what Ukraine's future may be, just look at Lviv's shameful past
Ukraine crisis: There is no moral equivalence between Moscow and Kiev
Western leaders cannot face a ‘looming’ war. So I guess they'll patch something up - and let Russia gobble part of Ukraine
The confinement of four Saudi princesses is a reminder that the Gulf states are evil empires, especially if you are a woman
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