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Friday, 16 November 2007

  • Leading Article: The Government is caught in a terrible trap of its own making
    Saturday, 17 November 2007

    Not that the Government is yet admitting this. Having intervened belatedly to stop the queues of panicking depositors by guaranteeing their money, the Treasury has ducked behind the parapet in the hope that somehow, somewhere a white knight will ride...

  • 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...

  • The Weasel: The catch of the day
    Saturday, 17 November 2007

    On this side of the Atlantic,whisky guru Jim Murray boasts a schnoz of equal or possibly even greater sensitivity. In the bouquet of Ardbeg 21 Years Old, he spots a whole scenario: “marmalade on slightly burnt toast while in the background a peat fir...

  • The Third Leader: Pride and glory
    Saturday, 17 November 2007

    Many people blame England's shortcomings on an excessive number of foreign players in the Premiership. Yet the pool of Scotsmen from which their national team is chosen is likewise limited. Beating the world champions will not be easy, and the Scots ...

  • Michael Bywater: btw
    Saturday, 17 November 2007

    At least you can still get into St Pancras and on to the train relatively unharmed, unlike in Vancouver where the Royal Canadian Mounted Police shot a Polish man who had got into a bit of a state after spending six hours unable to find his way out of...

  • Leading Article: Russian relations go cold
    Saturday, 17 November 2007

    The OSCE had already complained about a lack of Russian co-operation. But the organisation had persisted in the – correct – belief that some monitoring, however limited, was better than none. Still finding its efforts obstructed, it now appears to ha...

  • 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...

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