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Wednesday, 24 October 2007

  • Leading article: The ethical dilemma posed by organic food
    Thursday, 25 October 2007

    Another difficult ethical issue attaches to this. Much of the fruit and vegetables airfreighted into Britain is produced by poor farmers in developing countries. According to Action Aid, developing nations earn £3bn per year from goods sold in UK sup...

  • Claire Fox: Debate is being stifled by a new form of inquisition
    Thursday, 25 October 2007

    Whether or not unpalatable views have been expressed, these views fade into insignificance beside the relentless clampdown on those who go against the grain. The real danger is that we are entering a new era of the heresy and heretic hunting – whethe...

  • Leading article: Demographic trends that speak well of Britain
    Wednesday, 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 places
    Wednesday, 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 ...

  • Letters: Cattle TB
    Thursday, 25 October 2007

    The source of the TB infection stems from the poor and crowded conditions many farmers keep their cattle in, just as bovine BSE was caused by feeding them offal and ground-up spinal cords. When people are left to live in poorly heated, unsanitary and...

  • Leading article: The Terminator fights wildfires, too
    Thursday, 25 October 2007

    Almost 900,000 people have now been ordered to evacuate. More than 1,500 houses and businesses have been destroyed; an area the size of New York City has been scorched. For all the destruction, however, the human casualties can be counted on one hand...

  • Letters: The elderly
    Wednesday, 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 treasure
    Wednesday, 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...

  • The Third Leader: Transcendental, man
    Thursday, 25 October 2007

    To more spiritual times, to 40 years ago, to the Sixties. And who still alive and, crucially, still able to remember, will not have been moved by the current prominence of Donovan? People, as I have just done, do tend to emphasise the dreamier, self-...

  • Leading article: Unlikely role models
    Wednesday, 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, ...

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