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  • 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...

  • Letters: Learco Chindamo
    Tuesday, 28 August 2007

    Sir: Most of the media have missed the point about Frances Lawrence. Had her response to the tribunal judges simply been that they should lock Learco Chindamo up and throw away the key, it would have been heard out in respectful silence, with little ...

  • Leading Article: Another nail in the coffin of a moribund presidency
    Tuesday, 28 August 2007

    His resignation is one of those events so long anticipated that when they finally happen they come as a surprise. His arrival was a small moment in history – the first Hispanic to become the country's top legal and law enforcement official. But from ...

  • Leading Article: The world is warming before our eyes
    Tuesday, 28 August 2007

    We in Britain may have thought we had an especially bad time of it with the most sodden, grey weather in generations – a cruel follow-up to a scorching April. Then came the flooding of several towns. But, as the death toll from southern Greece sugges...

  • The Third Leader: Hoops, mallets and cowboy boots
    Tuesday, 28 August 2007

    You were unaware that Mr Prescott is from Wales? He was born in Prestatyn. But, for some reason, the Welsh have never made much of it. Still, he will not be entirely lost to us, as he is our chief delegate to the Council of Europe and is also being h...

  • Katy Guest: Lionel, you've got a bad dose of nostalgia
    Tuesday, 28 August 2007

    Horribly for his audience of people who make a living in the televisual arts, he reckons that TV is fast approaching its "iPod moment". It is a concept so hair-raisingly unthinkable that they should make it into a dramatic mini-series and run it in p...

  • 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...

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