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Monday, 19 November 2007

  • Leading article: An immense challenge, but a tepid response
    Tuesday, 20 November 2007

    Given all that, why is there such a curious lack of urgency about what Mr Brown is actually doing, rather than merely saying? He says he is ready to consider increasing the Government's target of a cut in Britain's carbon emissions from 6 per cent to...

  • Leading article: Sparks that risk igniting another Balkan war
    Monday, 19 November 2007

    At the present juncture, however, nothing would be more dangerous. The clear victor in these elections looks set to be the Democratic Party of Hashim Thaci, a former guerrilla leader. This was the party that campaigned most stridently and impatiently...

  • Letters: Rape trials
    Tuesday, 20 November 2007

    However, for rape cases the CPS some years ago appeared not to follow the same practice, believing that apparently genuine cases should be put before the court, even if there was a less than 50 per cent prospect of the jury convicting. The current te...

  • Letters: Feeding the homeless
    Monday, 19 November 2007

    Westminster knows the way to help rough sleepers is to meet their complex needs. Ex-rough-sleepers, including the founder of the Big Issue John Bird, tell us that soup runs keep people on the streets rather than helping them off. Our partners, often...

  • Leading article: Competitive reading
    Monday, 19 November 2007

    As well they might be. Not a set of exam results passes without complaints from employers about the inadequacy of school-leavers in reading and writing. A high percentage of prisoners have poor to non-existent literacy. Low reading ability is also co...

  • Leading article: "Shooting galleries" work
    Tuesday, 20 November 2007

    Crimes committed by the addicts to fund their habit have dropped from an average of 40 a month to half-a-dozen, and use of street drugs has been cut from every day to four or five times a month. If these findings are confirmed when the final results ...

  • Leading article: Japan's blind spot
    Monday, 19 November 2007

    This year's Japanese expedition brings the failings of the International Whaling Commission into particularly sharp relief. Environmentalists are, rightly, up in arms about the fleet's plans to kill more than 40 humpback whales, along with 900 or so ...

  • John Lichfield: Our Man In Paris
    Monday, 19 November 2007

    On Métro platforms, everyone looks glum and ignores everyone else. On the car-clogged streets, selfishness rules. Scenes from a transport strike. An entire street of blocked cars blow their horns in frustrated chorus. A tiny, elderly woman appears on...

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