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Tuesday, 4 December 2007

  • Leading article: The lesson is clear: there is no room for complacency
    Wednesday, 5 December 2007

    How can we square this depressing news with the Government's optimistic pronouncements? Ministers point to the soaring GCSE and A-level pass rate as evidence of success at secondary schools. And they herald the rising numbers of pupils attaining cent...

  • Ivor Roberts: Partition is the best answer to the Kosovo question
    Wednesday, 5 December 2007

    The loss of Kosovo, the cradle of Serb civilisation, to the Ottoman Turks over 600 years ago was felt as keenly as the loss of Jerusalem by the Jews to Roman imperial forces. When at last Serbia re-acquired Kosovo after the first Balkan War of 1912, ...

  • Leading article: Shocking stories, practical solutions
    Tuesday, 4 December 2007

    But there are some constants. News tends to be about incidents rather than situations. It is about what is unusual rather than everyday. That is what is different about the stories we tend to tell our readers in our annual Christmas Appeal, which we ...

  • Leading article: Local passions and the desire to divorce
    Wednesday, 5 December 2007

    So far, the authorities in both Serbia and Kosovo say they will not resort to violence. The best intentions of governments, however, have a way of being overtaken by local passions. Kosovans will be frustrated if their quest for statehood is thwarted...

  • Letters: Anti-Semitism
    Tuesday, 4 December 2007

    For someone who prefaces all of her anti-Zionist ramblings with a confident declaration that she will be accused of anti-semitism for criticising Israel, she has a bad habit of then inviting such accusations by dropping a casually insulting comment s...

  • Leading article: The unfamiliar taste of defeat
    Tuesday, 4 December 2007

    Under these circumstances, the president deserves credit for honouring his promise to respect the result. Mr Chavez swiftly conceded and urged his followers not to turn the vote into a point of conflict. Mr Chavez is, so far, giving the impression of...

  • Leading article: Thinking allowed
    Wednesday, 5 December 2007

    Ever since Amis confessed, in an interview last autumn, to an urge to make the Muslim community "suffer" for terrorist acts done in the name of Islam, the gloves have been off, as a succession of writers and journalists Terry Eagleton, Ronan Bennett,...

  • Leading article: Bear with us
    Tuesday, 4 December 2007

    And, for the first time, the prize itself was staged outside the capital. The 2007 exhibition was held at Tate Liverpool, to help the city generate some buzz before it takes on the mantle of European Capital of Culture next year. By all accounts it h...

  • Tom Lubbock: Wallinger is deserving Turner winner
    Tuesday, 4 December 2007

    Born in 1959, Wallinger is a conceptual artist working across media, making paintings, films, sculptures, installations, performances. Over the past two decades he has produced an extraordinarily rich and inventive body of work much too various to su...

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