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Friday, 5 October 2007

  • Leading article: Volatile voters, resurgent Tories and the decision to call an election
    Saturday, 6 October 2007

    At the same time, Mr Brown undermined his carefully crafted new image. His surprise visit to Iraq to announce troop withdrawals in the middle of the Tory conference seemed a rather unstatesmanlike stunt. The flurry of government activity before the r...

  • Leading Article: Inhumanity, hypocrisy, and a policy that shames Britain
    Friday, 5 October 2007

    The Asylum and Immigration Tribunal had originally decreed that the three men should be sent back to the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, because there was no likelihood that they would be persecuted on their return. That ruling was subsequently struck do...

  • Letters: Justice in Russia
    Saturday, 6 October 2007

    Though 10 suspects were arrested in August 2007, none has yet been charged and the case remains unresolved. Statements by the Russian Prosecutor General that the killings were masterminded by people living overseas have been greeted with the sceptici...

  • Leading article: Ignominy in Afghanistan
    Saturday, 6 October 2007

    That we were right to support America against its enemies seemed obvious then and is still defensible today. What has not gone right, in Afghanistan as in Iraq, is our role as an occupying power widely seen as a Western prop to a largely discredited ...

  • George Galloway: Should Che be an icon? Yes
    Saturday, 6 October 2007

    He inspires all the more intensely since he could have lived a prosperous bourgeois life as an Argentine dentist. Instead, and despite asthma, he chose a life of action, a motorcycle diarist, a comandante in a triumphant Cuban revolutionary army, a g...

  • The Third Leader: Something of the night
    Friday, 5 October 2007

    Perhaps I exaggerate. On the other hand, or disturbing leathery membrane, I should have thought that there were stronger contenders for the most misunderstood creature in Britain. Many people, for example, found it impossible to follow a word of what...

  • Letters: Sibelius symphony
    Friday, 5 October 2007

    Sir: Dominic Lawson, in his interesting piece on 28 September, didn't quite answer his opening question, "Whatever happened to Sibelius?" In fact, whilst some of his music has remained popular, wild fluctuations have occurred in the critical standing...

  • Leading Article: Save smokers from themselves
    Friday, 5 October 2007

    That, in essence, is the message of today's report from the Royal College of Physicians. Tobacco kills, not nicotine, and though nicotine is highly addictive, it is relatively harmless. Efforts to reduce smoking have been helped by the recent ban on ...

  • Andrew Anthony: My book upset a few people - and now I'm a racist
    Friday, 5 October 2007

    When I set out to write my book The Fallout: How a Guilty Liberal Lost his Innocence, I wanted to look at questions from which I thought the liberal left shied away. What responsibilities do we have to each other as fellow citizens, say, in protectin...

  • Leading article: Lese-majesty
    Saturday, 6 October 2007

    It also stuck in the craw somewhat to hear the BBC's director-general Mark Thompson moralising and pointing out that "serious mistakes were made". Maybe so, but it is curious that most of the managers that have paid a price so far for the TV trust cr...

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