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  • Leading article: The spectre of Saigon looms over Baghdad
    Friday, 13 April 2007

    For several weeks now, the US military authorities have argued that an upsurge in violence was only to be expected as the new "surge" tactics started to bite. The enemy, they reasoned, would fight ever more desperately until it was finally overcome. ...

  • Stephen Hale: Stirring speeches won't tackle climate change
    Friday, 13 April 2007

    The blame game goes like this. Green groups blame the politicians. Politicians (quietly) blame the public for not being ready for the change needed. The public blame politicians, and often big businesses too. It is much more serious than that, howeve...

  • Letters: Single parents
    Friday, 13 April 2007

    Sir: You report (11 April) on statistics that show 24 per cent of children live with one parent. The law is to blame for this increase in single-parent households. I teach part time in our local primary school and the experience of many currently sin...

  • Kate Saunders: Yes, I am a single mother...
    Thursday, 12 April 2007

    I am a single mother, with a 14-year-old son. One of my sisters is a single mother with two daughters. We are both chronically short of cash, because it takes two incomes to run a middle-class life these days. We are often made to feel like poor rela...

  • Letters: Electric cars
    Thursday, 12 April 2007

    Sir: I feel compelled to correct some common fallacies that appear in R V Watts' letter (10 April) about electric vehicles (EV) and their impact on our current electrical infrastructure. "Electric cars would simply transfer the atmospheric pollution ...

  • The Third Leader: Old spice
    Thursday, 12 April 2007

    I do, of course, well understand the advantages of the younger husband. He is stronger and more vigorous in the physical department, which is increasingly important in these days when recycling demands at least three separate boxes for the weekly col...

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