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Friday, 24 August 2007

  • Leading article: Moral panic and a return to gesture politics
    Friday, 24 August 2007

    By coincidence, Rhys's murder took place just hours before a planned Downing Street summit on youth crime. But the coincidence gave all concerned a chance to turn up the volume on the dominant social themes of the summer: gangs, guns and anti-social ...

  • Dreda Say Mitchell: How Carnival reflects our changing community
    Friday, 24 August 2007

    It's difficult to remember now that only a generation ago, the Notting Hill Carnival aroused the kind of fear and loathing we reserve these days for convicted criminals trying to avoid deportation. The crunch came after rioting in 1976, when certain ...

  • Letters: The economy
    Friday, 24 August 2007

    Sir: The tectonic plates really are starting to shift when Bruce Anderson is prepared to admit that anything on the European mainland is better than in Britain (Opinion, 20 August). But he did not need to visit the Palio in Siena to discover the grea...

  • Leading article: A mountain awaits the Climate Tsar
    Friday, 24 August 2007

    The Bill proposes enshrining in law two targets for reducing carbon emissions: a long-term one, of a 60 per cent cut by 2050, and a new and intermediate one, of a 26 to 32 per cent cut by 2020. Alongside the targets, the Government proposed setting u...

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