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  • Leading Article: Prejudice, politics, and the fight for equality
    Thursday, 20 September 2007

    Of course there have been improvements over the past three decades. Outright racial discrimination is no longer acceptable. As the report notes, the days when boarding houses could put out signs saying "No blacks, no Irish, no dogs" are over. The Nat...

  • Leading article: The crisis seems over, the cracks remain
    Wednesday, 19 September 2007

    So it is now the taxpayer who will pick up the tab for the high-risk business practices of Northern Rock. But it will also be impossible for the Government to deny equivalent support to any other banks that might find themselves in similar straits. P...

  • Nick Clegg: Immigration policy should be based on facts, not fear
    Wednesday, 19 September 2007

    We know that the response of many people to immigration is fear. It could, therefore, be considered odd that the Liberal Democrats, with our long tradition of tolerance, should decide to go on the attack on immigration. It makes sense, though, becaus...

  • Mark Farmaner: Sanctions could make a difference
    Wednesday, 19 September 2007

    There is a myth that the regime in Burma is immune to international pressure, that sanctions and political engagement have failed. This is far from the truth. The regime depends on international trade and investment to fund the half million-strong ar...

  • The Third Leader: Bear market
    Thursday, 20 September 2007

    Mr Humphrys, I fancy, was being a touch sarcastic about the controversy raging around the ursine Peruvian's commercial flirtation with the said savoury spread after many years of uncomplicated devotion to an orange-based sandwich component. It is, ne...

  • Letters: War with Iran
    Thursday, 20 September 2007

    Sir: The French foreign secretary is talking up a war with Iran. Why is a nuclear Iran a greater threat than Mao's China was when she developed nuclear weapons? There was no talk of sanctions and no threat of war then. Or do Sarkozy and Bush think a ...

  • Leading Article: Sheltered by a convenient lie
    Thursday, 20 September 2007

    Burma's generals will be worried. Monks were the key players in the mass protests of 1988, to which the government responded with brutal violence. Tuesday's protest was over a 500 per cent rise in the price of petrol and compressed natural gas – a ri...

  • Janet Street-Porter: The BBC must cut its self-serving managers
    Thursday, 20 September 2007

    Over the summer, Peter Salmon, head of BBC Vision, has been conducting a review of in-house production, and the trustees have set up two sub-committees to evaluate the various options, all of which will involve redundancies. Research indicates that t...

  • Michael Brown: Should Campbell and Cameron form an alliance?
    Thursday, 20 September 2007

    But before the question of the leadership is addressed, a far more pressing question, of what this party is for, remains unanswered. Even more pressing is the issue of just who the Lib Dems would allow to govern in the event of an inconclusive result...

  • Letters: Looting in Iraq
    Wednesday, 19 September 2007

    However, it might be possible to stem the flow of antiquities out of Iraq by tackling the problem from the other end and by targeting the dealers and the collectors. The supply of Mesopotamian antiquities has almost dried up on the legitimate market ...

  • Leading article: Mercenaries and murder
    Wednesday, 19 September 2007

    The roots of this latest atrocity lie in the aftermath of the initial invasion. After Saddam Hussein's regime was toppled in 2003, private security companies employing ex-servicemen flooded into the country. Blackwater was one of the biggest. It had ...

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