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Tuesday, 6 November 2007

  • Leading article: No surprises, but a focus on the business of government
    Wednesday, 7 November 2007

    Indeed, one of the more encouraging aspects of yesterday's programme is what was downplayed. There was no concrete proposal to extend pre-charge detention for terror suspects beyond 28 days, despite strong indications from ministers that a new 56-day...

  • Maajid Nawaz: We must stop giving fodder to the fanatics
    Wednesday, 7 November 2007

    As someone who once lived by Islamism – the ideology adopted by, though not exclusive to, Jihadists – I can understand what would radicalise a young British Muslim. Sadly though, the state of debate at the moment is one more determined by politics th...

  • The statement by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry
    Tuesday, 6 November 2007

    "Any action by the government after the passing of this order is illegal, including the detention of lawyers and members of civil society whose only sin is that they opposed the emergency and the PCO. Up to 13 justices of the Supreme Court of Pakista...

  • Leading article: No more stunts and cynical manouvering
    Tuesday, 6 November 2007

    So what does Mr Brown need to do to regain the initiative? First he should put an end to the unseemly scrabble for short-term political advantage in which he and his advisers have been engaged. Since becoming Prime Minister in June, Mr Brown has been...

  • Letters: Pakistan
    Wednesday, 7 November 2007

    The 1991 Commonwealth Harare Declaration commits Pakistan and all member countries to "work with renewed vigour, concentrating especially in the following areas: the protection and promotion of the fundamental political values of the Commonwealth: de...

  • Leading article: A patronising and mistimed report
    Wednesday, 7 November 2007

    Much of what the officials of the Commission say in their annual review is reasonable enough. In the past two years, the Turkish government's progress on such issues as freedom of expression and minority rights has slowed. The notorious Article 301 o...

  • Letters: Defeating terrorism
    Tuesday, 6 November 2007

    It seems to me that if the Government admitted its foreign policy mistakes and apologised to the Muslim brotherhood for the devastation and carnage in Iraq, it would go some way to lessen the threat to this country and would be a better way of fighti...

  • Leading article: Bad debts and bad decisions
    Tuesday, 6 November 2007

    Given that the early estimates of the global total of losses to financial institutions from sub-prime amounted to some $200bn, that either means Citigroup has amassed more than its fair share of dodgy loans, or that the fall-out from the sub-prime cr...

  • Sunder Katwala: Brown must not stick to his winning formula
    Tuesday, 6 November 2007

    A decade-old government cannot see off calls of "time for a change" by sticking to "more of the same". Mr Brown's own change agenda must build on areas the Government got right during his decade as Chancellor. He must also explain why key issues, not...

  • Leading article: Sarkozy l'Americain
    Wednesday, 7 November 2007

    But now the froideur has melted. Nicolas Sarkozy is being welcomed on his first official visit to Washington like the reincarnation of the Marquis de Lafayette. The French President has been invited to address both houses of Congress. He will later a...

  • Leading article: Back on track
    Tuesday, 6 November 2007

    When the Queen opens the refurbished St Pancras today, hopes will be high that it will inaugurate a similarly gilded era for UK rail travel. The construction of the station has been almost as painstaking as of the original. The boost to train travel ...

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