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  • Leading article: Follow the Dutch lead
    Thursday, 14 June 2007

    Immigration has been a defining issue in recent Dutch politics. In the 2002 election, xenophobic sentiment was successfully exploited by Pim Fortuyn, who was assassinated during the campaign. Two years later, the murder of Theo van Gogh, a film-maker...

  • Letters: Indonesian forestry
    Wednesday, 13 June 2007

    Sir: You report that "Illegal logging 'will ruin habitat of wild orang-utans' " (12 June). Last year I led a study of the EC-funded Illegal Logging Response Centre at the Ministry of Forestry in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Centre was about to close after...

  • The Third Leader: Who's a pretty boy?
    Thursday, 14 June 2007

    It is in such a light that we have contemplated, with comparative equanimity, these recent news items: a Lord Justice of Appeal shows Westminster magistrates his underwear; the President of the United States is relieved of his wristwatch; Hazel Blear...

  • The Third Leader: In the club
    Wednesday, 13 June 2007

    We could argue, intolerantly, that such clubs do keep such people out of the way of the rest of us for a lot of the time (and you can generally spot them when they're out; if in doubt, shout "Fore!", or "Dan Brown!") But no: the real reason we would ...

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