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  • Austin Mitchell: Treatment of model family makes me ashamed to be a Labour MP
    Thursday, 1 February 2007

    This good news is very different on the ground as is shown by the deportation of the Bokhari family, wife, husband, and four lovely kids aged between eight and 14, from Grimsby. Sibtain Bokhari was a rights lawyer in Lahore, a Shia in a Sunni dominat...

  • Leading article: A chance for peace that must not be spurned
    Friday, 2 February 2007

    A settlement between Syria and Israel would alter radically the prospects for the Middle East. It would at one and the same time end the most persistent state-to-state conflict between Israel and its neighbours and remove a source of trouble for the ...

  • Alan Johnson: Children must think differently
    Friday, 2 February 2007

    The change in climate was dramatic: the following year, "the year without summer", failing crops meant 80,000 people died of starvation. Today's threat of climate change is not quite so dramatic but it could be more devastating. A report published by...

  • Terry Leahy: Don't blame us: we can't get rid of all packaging
    Thursday, 1 February 2007

    We all know there is too much packaging getting into landfill. And if the environmental reasons to cut back on this weren't compelling enough, there are very sound commercial reasons, too - we spend something like £600m each year on packaging. Of cou...

  • Leading article: Nods, winks and a lesson for the media worldwide
    Thursday, 1 February 2007

    In 2005, Ms Miller spent almost three months in jail for contempt of court for refusing to identify Mr Libby as the source of confidential information related to the trumped-up case against Saddam Hussein that the Bush administration, led by Mr Chene...

  • Leading article: The politics of fear
    Friday, 2 February 2007

    Mr Reid told ministers at yesterday's Cabinet meeting that he believes it is worth trying to convince Parliament and the nation that "going further" is necessary. This is because, "the scale of the terrorist threat is becoming larger and more complex...

  • Paul Wilkinson: This doesn't mean they have given up on bombing
    Thursday, 1 February 2007

    This doesn't mean they've given up the idea of bombs or suicide attacks on transport systems. If proven, this plot would mean a new element in the repertoire of terrorism. This would not mean they have given up on mass killing, but I think it's clear...

  • Leading article: Today's lesson
    Friday, 2 February 2007

    This is not before time. Last week Richard Pike, the chief executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry, described that what teaching of the subject there is at present as dogged by "omission, simplification and misrepresentation". But teachers should...

  • Leading article: Every little helps
    Thursday, 1 February 2007

    While we welcome Sir Terry's involvement in the debate - and he does accept the thrust of The Independent's campaign - his emphasis here seems misplaced. It is, indeed, important to change the attitudes of consumers towards packaging. But the far la...

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