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Thursday, 1 November 2007

  • Leading article: Our culture promotes bias and inequality
    Thursday, 1 November 2007

    This is all true. But something was missing. Why did Ms Booth not single out particular regimes for failing to curb, or in some cases for actively promoting, such abhorrent misogyny and discrimination? The head of one of them happens to be paying a s...

  • Khaled Hosseini: Afghans are disenchanted and fear being forgotten
    Thursday, 1 November 2007

    Today, his people still live in dire poverty. They have little food, no home, no school, no water, and no work. This past winter, 22 members of his family have been cooped up in a hole in the ground covered with wooden boards and mud. "Why are we for...

  • Letters: India
    Friday, 2 November 2007

    The poor have recently been able to mobilise and march on Delhi in numbers and make the government sit up and take notice. The tiger can neither speak nor march anywhere, except on the path to extinction – and there are no votes attached to it. Often...

  • Leading article: Our throwaway culture
    Friday, 2 November 2007

    In response, Wrap yesterday launched a new campaign to reduce this kind of waste. It coincides with a push by the Women's Institute to promote such apparently forgotten household management techniques as reusing leftovers and pre-shop planning. This ...

  • Helen Wallace: Can we really justify this disturbing kind of research?
    Friday, 2 November 2007

    The concept of "enhancing" humans by genetic engineering is very far from reality, but increasingly medication, including new biomedicines, is focused on human enhancement rather than medical need. The issue of research priorities is a deeply ethical...

  • Letters: The West Lothian Question
    Thursday, 1 November 2007

    It is even more ironic that the most sensible response from any major politician to this recent Tory proposal for England's governance has come from Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, who suggested that there should be a fully fledged English p...

  • Leading article: Conflict, restraint and a fresh start
    Thursday, 1 November 2007

    The tentative Cabinet line-up is also promising, including as it does a quotient of well-qualified professionals who favour speeding up economic reforms and Poland's full participation in the European Union. Both the finance minister designate, Jacek...

  • Elizabeth Nash: Lingering pain of a scarred and traumatised nation
    Thursday, 1 November 2007

    To those used to Madrid's high-decibel society, it was like living with the volume turned to mute. And even when it seemed life had returned to normal, that terrible day kept swinging back to strike another blow: the state funeral was a frigid mocker...

  • Dr Laurence Buckman: A Doctor writes
    Thursday, 1 November 2007

    Family doctors are now being penalised for rising to the challenge of performance-related-pay by delivering the quality care the Government asked for. The only pay rise that GPs got from the 2003 awards was for performance. There was a modest rise fo...

  • The Third Leader: The write stuff
    Friday, 2 November 2007

    So why not me, or you? Sure. Script ideas? Easy. How about these genetically modified supermice reported on today? Leaner, fitter, nastier, randier. The scientists say it is not yet possible for humans, but it is not clear how much experience they ha...

  • The Third Leader: Endangered species
    Thursday, 1 November 2007

    We do hope that Prince Harry is not guilty of slaughtering hen harriers, since protected creatures, being birds of a feather, should stick together. But fingers are pointing as well as pulling triggers, and, as the eight people subject to the control...

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