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Saturday, 1 September 2007

  • Leading article: Britain must honour its commitment to our troops
    Sunday, 2 September 2007

    What is remarkable about The Independent on Sunday's campaign to hold the Government to account for fulfilling, on behalf of the nation, its part of that solemn contract, is the breadth of support it has attracted. This paper vehemently dissented fr...

  • John Sutherland: The McEwan problem
    Sunday, 2 September 2007

    For the past week, every newspaper, billboard and empty space in the country has been plastered with advertisements for the movie Atonement "based on the best-selling novel by Ian McEwan". Closely based, apparently. McEwan's been advising during prod...

  • Roger Howard: Come what may, the military is in charge
    Sunday, 2 September 2007

    Barely a day passes without news of another suicide bombing, kidnapping or assassination. In recent years, militant Islamists – the "Pakistani Taliban" – have overrun whole areas of the North West Frontier. Places once considered an unspoilt paradise...

  • Patrick Mercer: Why must his unit be buried with my brave friend?
    Sunday, 2 September 2007

    Another coincidence: yesterday, in 1880, a grateful nation awarded a special medal to mark the savage fighting that led to the relief of Kandahar, a town that's now a household name again. Today, a similar gong has to be the subject of endless media ...

  • Leading Article: At last, Bush steps in to tackle his home-grown financial crisis
    Saturday, 1 September 2007

    Shoring up their position and helping them to remortgage will ease the pressure on the international banking system, helping to build up confidence that a wave of defaults is not about to overcome otherwise robust Western economies. It will probably ...

  • Michael Williams: Readers' editor
    Sunday, 2 September 2007

    Also condemned as "pretentious" in 'Faux Pas?', by Philip Gooden, is this offering from the 'IoS': "'Grandes horizontales' throughout history have been amongst the most celebrated of 'saloniers'." In this double dose of what my old Scouse news editor...

  • Vicki Woods: In the iconography of Diana there is one look that even she couldn't pull off
    Sunday, 2 September 2007

    All I know is that Diana's face will never be off the telly or out of the papers. Her latterday pictures, vibrant, clean and beautiful, are still eminently recyclable, poor woman. So are the unfluffed, unstyled ones when she was very young. Only the ...

  • Andrew Martin: Come clean, Keef, you're a closet teetotaller
    Sunday, 2 September 2007

    If Keith Richards ever tried to sue someone for saying he was drunk, then... well, he'd need a pretty sympathetic jury. His reputation for manfully withstanding intoxicants is such that the rock journalist Nick Kent said that if he ever met Keith Ric...

  • John Mortimer: A drunken barrister has no defence
    Sunday, 2 September 2007

    Is the case of a barrister accused of drunkenly exposing himself in front of guests at a wedding celebration typical legal behaviour? Self-exposure has, thankfully, not yet become a habit round the Old Bailey, but the place is not entirely free from ...

  • The Third Leader: Reality bites
    Saturday, 1 September 2007

    The show acquired an air of contrivance, its power to shock artificial. There was something wearisome about about the producers' claims to "push boundaries". Channel 4's recent troubles invite a serious reappraisal of its output, and as viewers deser...

  • Letters: The cult of Diana
    Saturday, 1 September 2007

    Sir: As an avid reader of Yasmin Alibhai-Brown's articles and an admirer of her honesty and sense of humour, I was all the more shocked to read her article of 30 August. What right has she or any of us to be telling the Princes what they should be fe...

  • Leading Article: Prejudice and public morality
    Saturday, 1 September 2007

    It would be wrong to condemn the writer totally. For the lesson to be drawn is not solely one of a gap between public and private morality, with the imputation of hypocrisy. It is also a measure of how far social attitudes have shifted since Danny Mi...

  • Hermoine Eyre: You can't always get what you want, Keith
    Saturday, 1 September 2007

    But did anyone ever think of the Critics' Dream? I had it the other night. I had to write my TV review on the TV, with my finger in the static across the screen. Then A A Gill came in with a duster... Evidently working as the TV critic of The Indepen...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Out Of America
    Sunday, 2 September 2007

    Sacco and Vanzetti is the case that never goes away. At the time, their executions on 23 August 1927 caused massive demonstrations and gigantic front-page headlines in newspapers around the world – and even now, although we may not be sure why, we st...

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