Tuesday, 22 January 2008
Leading article: An unlawful policy of collective punishmentTuesday, 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 fearsWednesday, 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 MeWednesday, 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 persistWednesday, 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 SecretaryTuesday, 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 failingTuesday, 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 rightsWednesday, 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 energyTuesday, 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...
Britain isolated is Britain undone. When will Eurosceptics realise that the era of the nation state has ended?
Disney's Frozen is 'evil pro-homosexual propaganda'? Well, it's about time somebody taught LGBT sex education
Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
The confinement of four Saudi princesses is a reminder that the Gulf states are evil empires, especially if you are a woman
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Banning ‘bossy’: what's so threatening?
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