Wednesday, 12 December 2007
Leading article: A pointless gesture that pleases no oneThursday, 13 December 2007
Downing Street's citing of a clash with a Commons committee meeting is a red herring. The truth is that Mr Brown and his advisers got themselves in a muddle trying to appease Britain's anti-European press, which has been waging a campaign for a refer...
Leading article: A more constructive approach to AfghanistanWednesday, 12 December 2007
The Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, spelt out the post-Blair thinking in the wake of the failed bomb attacks in London and Glasgow. "Let us be clear," she said, "terrorists are criminals whose victims come from all walks of life, communities and religi...
Julie Flint: This UN force won't end the tragedy of DarfurWednesday, 12 December 2007
Forty-six African peacekeepers died in an operation that lost the confidence of the Darfurian people. A mission that began with the hope that Africans would solve Africa's problems ended with its troops sitting ducks, unable to protect themselves. Ho...
Leading article: The wrong directionThursday, 13 December 2007
In fact, this appears to be the latest stage of the Kremlin's retaliation to the expulsion of four Russian diplomats from Britain in July. That initial expulsion was itself a response to the refusal of Moscow to extradite Andrei Lugovoy, the man susp...
Leading article: A proportionate responseWednesday, 12 December 2007
This is not without risks. Some argue that cutting rates is a gamble because it is likely to weaken further the international value of the already stricken dollar. At a time when global commodity and oil prices are soaring, thanks to rising demand in...
Michael Williams: For this shift to work, international support is vitalWednesday, 12 December 2007
The perception in many Nato countries is that the alliance is waging a full-on military campaign at the expense of all else. This is not true. Nato has several times committed itself to a "comprehensive approach" that brings security through the appl...
Paul Vallely: The need for an organisation as sure-footed as the red cross is now greater than everWednesday, 12 December 2007
Yet even that "Home Front" was a world away from the state of modern conflict. This is characterised by the guerrilla warfare so typical of today's unequal conflicts, generally between a powerful conventional army and a rag-tag collection of opponent...
Leading article: Cycle of neglectThursday, 13 December 2007
Thankfully, some help is arriving. An ambitious scheme to create new cycling and walking routes across the country has won a 50m lottery grant. The charity Sustrans plans to use the money to build bridges, tunnels and crossing paths in 72 towns. Its ...
Leading article: Sporting chanceWednesday, 12 December 2007
The boy found employment, paid his taxes and started a family. But now he has lost an appeal against a ruling by the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal. The Home Office is trying to send the young man (now aged 19) back to Sierra Leone, where he has no ...
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