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  • Leading article: An unlawful policy of collective punishment
    Tuesday, 22 January 2008

    The Israeli government denies it is creating a humanitarian crisis and calls the blackout a ploy by Hamas, the authority in Gaza, "to attract international sympathy". This is not a view shared by John Ging, the operations director for the United Nati...

  • Letters: Recession fears
    Wednesday, 23 January 2008

    Market capitalism is successful because it is driven by greed, and greed is a great motivator of human behaviour. Greed is generally constrained by resources. The other great motivator of human behaviour is fear. Fear is not constrained by resources;...

  • Daisy Donovan: Take It From Me
    Wednesday, 23 January 2008

    Why so? Why such a DISPLAY? Why call your children, with a smirk, "little monsters" to any passing soul? Why have 17 nicknames for them – I heard one mother whose son was, I hope, called Bob, call him "Bobsie", "Bobble" and "B" in seven seconds. But ...

  • Leading article: A land where shadows persist
    Wednesday, 23 January 2008

    But backstreets Belfast is a world away from the downtown glitz, the Michelin-star restaurants and the nightclubs of the city centre. On Monday night, for example, four young men in the tough Shankill Road area were mercilessly beaten with baseball b...

  • Letters: The Home Secretary
    Tuesday, 22 January 2008

    I would have been happy to let the matter pass were it not that Ms Smith insists on reinforcing nominal stereotypes by twittering on like a bimbette from the typing pool. For her information, what we in London's great East End like to do of a Saturda...

  • Leading article: The rescue mission appears to be failing
    Tuesday, 22 January 2008

    The reality could not have been more different. Instead of rising on the back of the plan, global stock markets tumbled yesterday. Exchanges in China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia and the Philippines all fell. Meanwhile, Eu...

  • Leading article: Unequal rights
    Wednesday, 23 January 2008

    'Twas ever thus. Man, as Shakespeare so sagely observed, is a "giddy thing", ever wont to contradict himself. Ask us, as this survey does, whether we are concerned about the environment, and over 80 per cent of us say the current level of car use is ...

  • Leading article: A waste of energy
    Tuesday, 22 January 2008

    It is therefore with a swell of warmth (renewably generated of course) that we note that the DIY firm has changed its mind and has decided to stop selling the devices after all. B&Q claims this is purely an environmental decision, although some w...

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