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Sunday, 26 August 2007

  • Leading Article: The damage now extends to British-US relations
    Monday, 27 August 2007

    Even this transitional stage leaves many questions. The Prime Minister has cautioned against any expectation that the transfer of Basra will presage a quick withdrawal of all British troops. But we have to ask how useful the British presence in south...

  • Leading article: Our soldiers deserve better treatment
    Sunday, 26 August 2007

    Last week three British soldiers were killed by friendly fire from a US air strike in Afghanistan, and two of their comrades badly wounded. Accidents are bound to happen in combat, and total British forces deaths in Afghanistan (70) and in Iraq (168)...

  • Anthony Seldon: Don't worry, be happy
    Sunday, 26 August 2007

    Over the past decade, Britain has become a more prosperous nation. Yet the research evidence very clearly shows that increasing affluence does not lead to an increase in happiness or well-being. Britain has in fact become a sicker and a less happy na...

  • Bruce Riedel: My fellow Americans should not blame the Brits
    Sunday, 26 August 2007

    This analysis does the British Army a great disservice. British forces have performed honorably in Iraq. The problem has never been the troops: it is the mission they were sent to do and the poor leadership they have received. Given the few allies th...

  • Kevin Sampson: There used to be a community here. There still could be
    Sunday, 26 August 2007

    For the past couple of years, young street gangs from Croxteth – the Crockyheads – have fought a bloody turf war with the Strand Crew from neighbouring Norris Green (Nogzy). Exactly a year previously from the night of Rhys's murder, one of the Strand...

  • Letters: Britain's punitive culture
    Monday, 27 August 2007

    Sir: Your leader and report about the government's attempt to deport an EU national, Learco Chindamo, from our shores is not at all surprising in the light of our continuing punitive culture (23 August). We are on record of deporting even British chi...

  • Leading Article: 'Drop-off zones' are not the answer
    Monday, 27 August 2007

    Two phenomena have been referred to in recent breast-beating about firearms. The first is that guns are being hired out by the hour for as little as £50; this is not a great deal of money. The second is that partners, parents, even children are being...

  • Charles Nevin: There's life in these old bones yet, kids
    Monday, 27 August 2007

    Indeed, stimulating, invigorating and uplifting news was coming in from all parts, starting with the American survey showing that over half those between 65 and 74 are still enjoying active sex lives, and a quarter of those between 75 to 85. In the p...

  • Leading Article: A commemoration better kept in the family
    Monday, 27 August 2007

    The service – a service of thanksgiving – will be held at the Guards' Chapel at Wellington Barracks, and the proceedings will be televised live. We appreciate the reasons why such a service might have been thought appropriate. A failure to mark the a...

  • Jenny Jones: A political party with a leader? How 20th century
    Monday, 27 August 2007

    This is just one of the reasons that, since its inception, the Green Party has been philosophically against the concept of a single leader. Some now believe that having a leader would make us more visible and more effective at a time when Greens must...

  • Victoria Summerley: A summer like this and I ask myself why I garden ...
    Monday, 27 August 2007

    But this summer, a record-beater when it comes to day after day of dark-grey, depressing cloud that lets fall the kind of rain that penetrates every crease of jacket and seam of shoe, has made me want to examine why I actually have a garden. Standing...

  • Vicki Woods: Are Crocs shoes as green as they appear?
    Sunday, 26 August 2007

    "Tell you what," she said. "They're the most comfortable shoes I ever had in my life." And so fashion-forward, eh? Up there stylewise with Nicole Kidman and Teri Hatcher and – erm, Britney! She beamed. Now, I know, I know, that Crocs are last year's ...

  • Michael Williams: Readers' Editor
    Sunday, 26 August 2007

    Reader Robert Lewis from Maiden Newton in Dorset, is fretting about the forecast. "What's happening to the accuracy of your forecast, which always seems to offer a bleaker outlook than reality?" he writes. "Often you are forecasting rain or showers f...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Out Of America
    Sunday, 26 August 2007

    They always run a fascinating special exhibit, highlighting how the automobile is woven into the culture of America, and into the culture of LA in particular. When I dropped by last week, the show featured convertibles. These days the ubiquity of air...

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