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Wednesday, 14 November 2007

  • Leading Article: Neglected home truths about poverty in Britain
    Thursday, 15 November 2007

    It is true that there is virtually no absolute poverty any longer in Britain of the sort that would have been recognisable in the Victorian era. Very few people starve to death any more, or lack shelter. Everyone has access to free healthcare and edu...

  • Leading Article: An untimely ministerial headache for Mr Brown
    Wednesday, 14 November 2007

    Before entering the Treasury, Alistair Darling, had proved himself a safe pair of hands in a succession of difficult posts. But then Northern Rock happened. Mr Darling found himself the first Chancellor of the Exchequer in 140 years to preside over a...

  • Letters: Armed forces
    Thursday, 15 November 2007

    Sir: I have always taken a keen interest in the fortunes of Britain's armed forces, the more so since my son, Captain Alex Eida of the 7th Parachute Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery, was killed in an ambush at Musa Qal'eh, Afghanistan on 1 August 2006...

  • Leading Article: A trial of strength
    Thursday, 15 November 2007

    This will not be easy. National railway and regional transport workers showed again yesterday that they can bring the country to a halt. The unions concerned say the strike is indefinite. Nor are they alone. Employees of state-run gas and electricity...

  • The Third Leader: Right the first time
    Thursday, 15 November 2007

    But there can be no doubt that Lord West let the cat out of the bag on the Today programme. The former head of the Royal Navy declared: "I want to have absolute evidence that we actually need longer than 28 days ... I want to be totally convinced bec...

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