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Thursday, 15 November 2007

  • Leading Article: More time at school may not be the right answer
    Friday, 16 November 2007

    In a new report, Mr Field argues that ministers should consider allowing some pupils to leave school at 14, as long as they achieve a required standard first. The money that would have been spent on their education could be kept in a personalised fun...

  • 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...

  • Letters: Circumcision
    Friday, 16 November 2007

    Sir: Dominic Lawson (Opinion, 13 November) states the foreskin is just a "tiny piece of skin" and believes that parents have a right to amputate it from a baby for reasons including custom, aesthetics, prevention of rare diseases, or simply a belief ...

  • Leading Article: Such narrow horizons
    Friday, 16 November 2007

    Some of the Foreign Secretary's arguments were perfectly sensible, of course. His emphasis on the need for the European Union to focus its energies on promoting free trade, protecting the environment, and tackling religious extremism could not be fau...

  • 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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