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  • Leading article: Distortions, myths and a dysfunctional relationship
    Wednesday, 12 September 2007

    A twist in the saga came yesterday. We learned that the European Commission will be dropping pressure on Britain to switch to metric. This decision is likely to owe something to a European issue even more vexing than metrication. Brussels wants to he...

  • Johan Eliasch: Don't let politics prevent us from saving the planet
    Wednesday, 12 September 2007

    It is almost as if party politics in Britain do not allow for such a thing as a non-political issue, with the corollary that every issue has to be fought over and owned by one party or another. Put another way, if you're working with the opposition y...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Never underestimate the power of a general
    Wednesday, 12 September 2007

    Thus it has been for David Howell Petraeus Mesopotamianus as he returned from Baghdad this week to deliver his speech to Congress on the progress of the war in Iraq in general, and the state of the Bush surge in particular. For all their differences,...

  • Leading article: A disgraceful and cynical surge of self-interest
    Tuesday, 11 September 2007

    But leaving aside for a moment the blatant conflict of interest at the heart of this exercise, what are we to make of the substance of his testimony? General Petraeus pointed to a decrease in violence in Anbar province since February when the surge b...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Democrats are powerless as testimony buys more time for Bush
    Tuesday, 11 September 2007

    The appearance of the top US commander in Iraq before a joint session of the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs committees was billed as the most important by an American general in time of war since William Westmoreland went before Congress in...

  • Letters: Vacuum in Iraq
    Wednesday, 12 September 2007

    Philip Goldenberg Woking, Surrey Sir: The White House argues that the existence of al-Qa'ida in Iraq requires US forces to remain there. The goal of al-Qa'ida is presumably to further entangle the coalition in Iraq. They are achieving this by encoura...

  • Leading article: Some uncomfortable truths
    Wednesday, 12 September 2007

    The conclusions on how this money has been spent do not make for happy reading. True, there are some encouraging findings. Sir Derek has found that the increases in funding have delivered shorter waiting times and better heart, cancer and mental heat...

  • Anne Penketh: Iraq is the prize in this battle
    Wednesday, 12 September 2007

    Beyond the mud-slinging, the two countries are clearly engaged in a proxy war, with the nuclear ambitions of a newly assertive Iran under its hardline President part of the equation. The message from the Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, did no...

  • Claudia Winkleman: Take It From Me
    Wednesday, 12 September 2007

    Well, love, aren't we all. It's gone on long enough and we've all been polite. Up to now no one has screamed " How can you do this to your children?" No one has sounded an alarm. Nope, we've turned the other cheek, we've hummed to ourselves, bitten o...

  • Letters: Terrible television
    Tuesday, 11 September 2007

    Silent Witness kicked off with a boy's corpse that had been in a river for two weeks, the camera lingering on his rotting face and butchered body. I turned to ITV, where Marco Pierre White was being pointlessly offensive to novices – some respected p...

  • Leading article: Mind your language, Mr Brown
    Tuesday, 11 September 2007

    For instance, he promised a "guarantee" of an interview for an available job for every lone parent and a "guarantee" for young people leaving school of a place on a pre-apprenticeship course. This suggests that there is pent-up demand for jobs from t...

  • Patrick Cockburn: The 'surge' has failed to improve the bloody stalemate
    Tuesday, 11 September 2007

    Unfortunately, the propaganda effort by the White House may have a more malign impact than most propaganda exercises. It claims that victory is possible where failure has already occurred. It manipulates figures and facts to produce a picture of Iraq...

  • Tim Lott: One law for prostitutes, another for their clients
    Tuesday, 11 September 2007

    Now we have established that not only are Fiona MacTaggart MP and Dennis MacShane MP – inescapably christened in my mind as the dirty mac brigade – good people, but in signing up for their project that we are good people too, we need not give ourselv...

  • M Ziauddin: Failed state in the making as military rule faces collapse
    Tuesday, 11 September 2007

    The blatant way he deported the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to cost Musharraf his remaining supporters. And his confrontation with the bar and bench appears to have deepened further. Musharraf's own ruling party is in total disarray....

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