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  • Leading Article; Protest and survive: the fight to protect free speech goes on
    Tuesday, 7 August 2007

    The Heathrow affair has generated some valuable publicity for the campaign to curb the expansion of the UK's airports. It is a safe bet that many more people are aware of the camp than were 10 days ago when this injunction was first proposed; not lea...

  • Leading Article: A crisis averted but not yet solved
    Monday, 6 August 2007

    It has been a crisis well handled, so far. Whether it's over is less certain. The Government has learnt from the bungled handling of the 2001 outbreak. Then, delay, muddle and lack of information devastated British farming and damaged the Government'...

  • Adam Raphael: Why Heathrow should be scrapped
    Tuesday, 7 August 2007

    The hell that is Heathrow is not the fault of its former lackadaisical BAA management, still less BAA's new Spanish owner, Ferrovial, or even its notoriously militant unions. Its problems are due to the failure of successive governments. A regulatory...

  • Letters: Post-traumatic stress
    Tuesday, 7 August 2007

    Sir: I am glad that, belatedly, the problems of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) visited on those who served their country are being recognised ("Troops' mental health suffering", 3 August). The Government must be held to account to deal effecti...

  • Leading Article: Number crunching
    Tuesday, 7 August 2007

    Thus forewarned, I invite you to consider the disobliging comments made on Facebook by sometime 118 118 telephone inquiry operators about their clientele. Reader, stay harsh thought; be not the first to cast the phone workers as wrong numbers with no...

  • Letters: The Karen
    Monday, 6 August 2007

    Sir: The modern roots of the present horror that is Burma (reports, letter, 26 till 30 July) stem from the Second World War, the colonial administration at the independence negotiations and the 1947 government, led by Clement Attlee. In the war, Aung...

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