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Thursday, 22 November 2007

  • Leading Article: Clegg has the vision to turn the Lib Dems into a force once again
    Friday, 23 November 2007

    In such a potentially intoxicating context the two candidates have not shone as brightly as they might have done. The Lib Dems are lucky to have two highly credible candidates. Both Nick Clegg and Chris Huhne are well qualified for the job and would ...

  • Leading article: A little rough justice will help ministers to get a grip
    Thursday, 22 November 2007

    That may not be fair – a question to which we shall return in a moment – but it is undeniable. The telling comparison is drawn with Britain's ejection from the European exchange rate mechanism in 1992. In fact, the withdrawal of the pound ended a per...

  • Sarah Churchwell: This knee-jerk anti-Americanism is stupid and lazy
    Thursday, 22 November 2007

    Despite not hailing from New York, about which more below, I'm an American who is as opposed to key aspects of current US foreign policy as the next girl – unless the next girl is Condoleezza Rice. But it is precisely because I am no apologist for th...

  • Letters: Data breach
    Friday, 23 November 2007

    Sir: The image of a hapless, overworked or ill-informed junior civil servant sending these disks through the post misses the point completely. At Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday, Gordon Brown trotted out the plainly agreed government line tha...

  • Leading Article: Not as good as we think we are
    Friday, 23 November 2007

    Unfortunately the basis for this view does not bear closer scrutiny. England's record in recent years may look respectable, but the facts mask a deeper truth – that the quality of their football rarely matches the levels achieved by their peers, and ...

  • Letters: Lost data crisis
    Thursday, 22 November 2007

    It doesn't matter whether we are transferring data, fixing railway points, treating patients or teaching reading, the only people who can guarantee quality are the people actually doing the work. No amount of rule-making, supervision and inspection w...

  • Leading article: A policy overhaul is urgently needed
    Thursday, 22 November 2007

    More troops are not the answer, despite the pleas from British ministers for our Nato allies to pull their weight. Military occupation was only ever supposed to be security cover for the reconstruction of the country that was promised by the internat...

  • Richard Thomas: Individuals value their privacy - institutions do not
    Thursday, 22 November 2007

    Incidents such as the security breach at HM Revenue and Customs reinforce the importance and necessity of data protection – or people protection as I prefer to call it. The Data Protection Act sets out the framework for how organisations should proce...

  • Michael Brown: It's not just about competence, it's about perception
    Thursday, 22 November 2007

    I was a junior government whip and we had already recently suffered the initial fallout from the Black Wednesday ERM debacle. Mr Smith was enjoying himself with cheap jibes about the inability to start the Grand National and houses that were falling ...

  • Leading article: Trumped
    Thursday, 22 November 2007

    It is there – where now stands the ramshackle old smallholding of Michael Forbes – that the American wants to build £1bn-worth of Trump International Links, which will include two championship golf courses, a five-star hotel, 950 holiday homes and 36...

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