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Wednesday, 7 November 2007

  • Leading article: An illiberal and ill-judged move by the Prime Minister
    Thursday, 8 November 2007

    Why is Mr Brown pushing a proposal which has been rejected once by MPs and is guaranteed to increase resentment among the Muslim communities, where its effects will be felt most strongly? The public naturally want the Government and the law to be rob...

  • Nick Clegg: We are providing ammunition for terrorists
    Thursday, 8 November 2007

    The Government has decided to continue to push for an extension to pre-charge detention when there is not a shred of evidence that it is necessary. The Home Secretary has admitted she cannot indicate a single case where an extended period of detentio...

  • 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...

  • Letters: Autistic children
    Thursday, 8 November 2007

    Hope for people with autism does not lie in celebrity endorsement and a pretence that autism is normal but in the torrent of medical research pouring out of the United States. A model of autism as a genetic predisposition combined with precipitating ...

  • Leading article: Unnatural selection
    Thursday, 8 November 2007

    The report exposes a disturbing arrogance on the part of the schools. They clearly did not take the appeals system seriously enough. But it also, inevitably, feeds into a bigger debate about the future of the grammar school sector. The Government is ...

  • Jeremy Laurance: This research may bring sanity to the weight debate
    Thursday, 8 November 2007

    This is the important message of Katherine Flegal's research. Waistlines have expanded so far and so fast in the West over the past 20 years that it has created something close to panic. It has been cast as the biggest public health problem that we f...

  • 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...

  • Leading article: Beyond belief
    Thursday, 8 November 2007

    It's against this background that one must consider the disgruntlement of Elvis Costello, an artist at the forefront of change when he came on the scene in the new-wave era of the late 1970s but who now dislikes what he sees. In questioning the worth...

  • 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...

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