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Thursday, 22 March 2007

  • Leading article: The absurd economics of a protected industry
    Friday, 23 March 2007

    The only economically regrettable aspect about yesterday's agreement by European transport ministers - aside from the fact that it remains somewhat biased towards the US airlines - is that it will not come into effect until next March. A handful of a...

  • Letters: Tyrants of Africa
    Friday, 23 March 2007

    Sir: The events in Zimbabwe are only the latest in a series of tragedies that have dogged African peoples, in Uganda under Idi Amin, Somalia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, the DRC, Sudan and Ivory Coast, since independence. They have been ruled by president...

  • Leading article: Some awkward realities
    Friday, 23 March 2007

    There are, however, several awkward realities that must be taken into account. The first is that, while a statutory requirement to participate in another two years of formal education might change the mentality of some pupils - it might, for instance...

  • Peter Tatchell: Why has the left gone soft on human rights?
    Thursday, 22 March 2007

    A perverse interpretation of multiculturalism has resulted in race and religion ruling the roost in a tainted hierarchy of oppression. In the name of "unity" against Islamophobia and racism, much of the left tolerates misogyny and homophobia in minor...

  • The Third Leader: Wild life
    Friday, 23 March 2007

    Although clearly open to accusations of own-species betrayal, I will still be disappointed if, as the defrosting nears its end, one scientist doesn't suddenly say, "Professor, am I imagining it, or did that thing just move?... Aargghh!" Too much earl...

  • The Third Leader: Bore necessities
    Thursday, 22 March 2007

    I was surprised to learn that yesterday's effort was only a four-star Bore, and that there are no five-star Bores around this year, although this did not deter many observers. There were interesting tidings, too, in nearby Winchcombe, which this year...

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