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Friday, 20 July 2007

  • Nick Clegg: There's got be a fairer way to treat asylum-seekers
    Friday, 20 July 2007

    Last week it became clear that the Government will press ahead with the deportation of asylum-seekers to the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country steeped in violent chaos, despite an impending legal challenge. Next week it will add a host of new c...

  • Letters: Torture porn
    Saturday, 21 July 2007

    Another says: "This stomach-churning torture fantasy follows the entrails-slathered template of the first film, but with three girls as unsuspecting victims. The blood-letting is so graphic and sadistic that only those with cast-iron constitutions wi...

  • Parent's survival guide: How to entertain a brood of bored kids during the summer holidays
    Saturday, 21 July 2007

    In fact, if they are ever going to come up to speed with adults, it would make a lot more sense to keep children in school at all times with the option of a half-day on Christmas Day should the parents feel up to it, which is by no means a given, as ...

  • Letters: Drug classifications
    Friday, 20 July 2007

    Sir: Well done Gordon Brown for announcing that the Government is going to re-examine the issue of cannabis reclassification (report, 19 July). Former Home Secretaries were misguided in pandering to the police, justice services and prison service in ...

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