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Sunday, 16 September 2007

  • Leading article: The real issue is not the leader's age, but aptitude
    Monday, 17 September 2007

    Worst of all, the Lib Dems have in Sir Menzies Campbell a leader whose personal ratings are even more dire than those of his party. A poll yesterday showed that just 4 per cent of voters think he would make a good prime minister compared to 17 per ce...

  • Leading article: Our criminal ignorance of cannabis
    Sunday, 16 September 2007

    Now that confusion, which was perhaps inevitable as changes in public opinion, government policy and scientific research interacted, has become a real problem. The Government responded slowly to the liberalisation of attitudes, in which our campaign ...

  • Martin Bell: British arms are killing the world's children
    Sunday, 16 September 2007

    The UK was an influential supporter of a ban on the manufacture, sale and export of anti-personnel mines. As a result of that treaty, the use of these abhorrent weapons has all but ceased. An estimated 39 million of these devices have been destroyed ...

  • Sarah Churchwell: The rise of the fat white bastard
    Sunday, 16 September 2007

    Sir Trevor McDonald was officially cleared by Ofcom of racism in calling Bernard Manning a "fat white bastard". Ofcom's reasoning was that the comment was "satirical", adding that it was clear that McDonald's joke was meant to parody Manning's own re...

  • Rod Morgan: They smoke, drink and behave badly. Will we never learn?
    Sunday, 16 September 2007

    The conclusion from the Unicef report that prompted such public hand-wringing when published in the spring, and from other comparative data, is clear. Despite our relative wealth, our young people come out worst among a score of European countries on...

  • Letters: Faith and facts
    Monday, 17 September 2007

    Page 1 of The God Delusion would demonstrate that I don't " caricature all church-goers as simple-minded fundamentalists" (Google: "Affection that I still retain for the Church"). Of course the churchgoers Stanford or I meet socially are not simple-...

  • Leading article: The high priest's damning confession
    Monday, 17 September 2007

    Alan Greenspan is the high priest of American capitalism. For 18 years he was the chairman of the US Federal Reserve – the central bank of the world's most powerful economy – and he is widely admired by free-marketeers and right-wingers. The White Ho...

  • Donnachad McCarthy: The shameful truth behind the Lib Dems' demise
    Monday, 17 September 2007

    With Labour continuing business as usual with proposals to massively increase airport expansion and road building and the Tories issuing two completely contradictory policy papers, with the likelihood being a fudged compromise, surely now is the time...

  • John Curtis: A failure of duty
    Monday, 17 September 2007

    Mesopotamia was home to the Sumerians, the Babylonians, and the Assyrians, all of whom made great contributions to the development of civilisation and left a legacy on which Europe drew heavily. It is vital to safeguard these finds for future generat...

  • Michael Williams: Readers' editor
    Sunday, 16 September 2007

    Take this complaint from reader Tina Williams from London. "Are you short of staff, short of content, or is your editor too busy? Why send someone with a passionate dislike of Sting to review the Police gig? 'It's Sting, unbeaten champion of the Bigg...

  • Vicki Woods: By the end of fashion week, even the least fashionable among us will know who Agyness Deyn is
    Sunday, 16 September 2007

    Fashion week is good for newspapers, especially when the model-of-the-moment is home-grown, acceptably pretty and humbly born, thus making for a lot of very satisfying rags-to-riches articles. Lovely Agyness, born Laura Hollins in Stubbins, Lancs, on...

  • Leading article: Trip of a lifetime
    Monday, 17 September 2007

    And so it is intended to. Just as the fast food revolution produced – as Newton's third law of motion might have predicted – the equal and opposite reaction of slow food, so international jet travel has produced the OzBus. The vehicle will trundle it...

  • Charles Nevin: Brits in space... we've got so much to offer
    Monday, 17 September 2007

    So, post-exploration, I can appreciate the argument, which has long held sway, that sending Britons up is too expensive, just as I can appreciate the argument that sending Britons up would fire enthusiasm for science among the young, boost national p...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Out of America
    Sunday, 16 September 2007

    This may be the seat of government of the most powerful country on Earth. But it's also America's last colony, whose inhabitants have yet to get the vote. Now, more than two centuries after Washington DC came into being, that may finally be about to ...

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