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Wednesday, 23 May 2007

  • John McCarthy: Television is making torture acceptable
    Thursday, 24 May 2007

    Sometimes he would burst into our cell, screaming and striking out with the butt of his rifle. The only sensible response was to roll up into a foetal position until his fury was spent. At other times he would enter silently. Stand over us - or even ...

  • Leading article: There is still time to avoid this nuclear folly
    Thursday, 24 May 2007

    This will be remembered as the White Paper that proposed to clear the path towards a new generation of nuclear power stations in Britain. The reasons why this is deeply undesirable should be familiar by now. Nuclear power is prohibitively expensive. ...

  • David Howarth: These nonsensical arguments for nuclear power
    Wednesday, 23 May 2007

    Ministers insist that although nuclear power is not a silver bullet, it has to be part of the picture - that without it we can neither reach our goals of reducing carbon emissions nor avoid placing ourselves in the hands of Mr Putin and his successor...

  • Letters: CCTV
    Wednesday, 23 May 2007

    Sir: Your leading article "A pernicious legacy of surveillance" (18 May) is right that we cannot have a "one size fits all" approach to crime and anti-social behaviour and that the needs of rural Suffolk are different from those of inner-city London....

  • The Third Leader: What the Dickens!
    Thursday, 24 May 2007

    And it does sound rather splendid, from the Fagin's Den soft play area and the Great Expectations Boat Ride to the nightly menu of "naughty delights" in the Victorian Music Hall and the Dickensian Shopping Mall. Some will take a gradgrinding, podsnap...

  • The Third Leader: In praise of scruffiness
    Wednesday, 23 May 2007

    Well. Excuse me. I know some politicians and commentators (including, if I recall correctly, this one) have been warning against a certain complacency and lack of self-examination in the nation recently, but really. It's not that bad, is it? Come on....

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