Sunday, 19 October 2008
Leading article: A proposal that would make a bad immigration policy worseMonday, 20 October 2008
Mr Woolas gave an interview in which he argued that: "It's been too easy to get into this country in the past and it's going to get harder". As if trashing his own Government's record over the past decade were not enough, the minister took the opport...
IoS letters, emails & texts (19 October 2008)Sunday, 19 October 2008
There are plenty of climate change deniers whose undeclared financial interests I have exposed, but Ruth Lea is not one of them. I have made no such accusation, and have no evidence that she has been paid to make her statements about climate change. ...
Katy Guest: Guy Ritchie and Madonna are to split but will we ever get the full storySunday, 19 October 2008
It's a good thing that the British public knows everything about why Guy Ritchie and Madonna have split up, because most people don't have the faintest idea about what is going on in their own marriage. It's all so straightforward when it's someone y...
Alex Salmond: Free Scotland to do its duty to its peopleSunday, 19 October 2008
The Unionist case has relied not on hard facts and informed judgement but on smear, fear and misinformation. In recent days there has been a succession of commentators suggesting that the turmoil in the global financial markets and banking system vin...
Leading article: Obstacles to financial reformMonday, 20 October 2008
One of the lessons of the crisis is that no modern economy stands alone. Shocks are transmitted across borders at lightning speed. If capital flows are international, the bodies that monitor them – such as the IMF and the World Bank – need to be trul...
Julian Clary: My advice to Lord Mandy? Flaunt it, sisterSunday, 19 October 2008
We'll never know, of course. Mandy has responded to these unsavoury attacks with a magnificent display of indifference. Disdain is a vital part of any queen's armour. "I seem to have annoyed you gentlemen in some way," was Quentin Crisp's withering r...
David Randall: Tally ho! Why has the press pack got it in for Peter MandelsonSunday, 19 October 2008
Over at the Daily Mail, the Old Rothermere mounted up and set off in pursuit amid much whooping, hollering and intemperate adjectives. There was Max Hastings, breathing hard, as he chased after Mandelson with simile after simile. He compared him to R...
Reminder to police: it is not good practice to doctor evidenceSunday, 19 October 2008
The notes of the officer – identified only as "Owen" at the inquest of Jean Charles de Menezes – were altered the day before being submitted as evidence to a Metropolitan Police solicitor earlier this month. The officer told the court he did not see ...
Edward Turner: I accepted my mother's right to die, but Dan is differentSunday, 19 October 2008
My own ethical journey on the subject started when my mother, Dr Anne Turner, was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a particularly unpleasant degenerative neurological disease which could have left her completely paralysed and unable to ...
John Rentoul: Obama could win by a landslide">John Rentoul: Obama could win by a landslideMonday, 20 October 2008
Letters: PensionsMonday, 20 October 2008
I am in receipt of such a pension, and critics of it regularly say that it is "unfair" because my pension could be larger than the interest payable on the sort of amount that, for example, a well-paid journalist could afford to put aside during a wor...
Leading article: Irony factorMonday, 20 October 2008
The fact that Peter Kay's spoof of the sort of song that winners of The X Factor TV talent contest tend to release placed higher in the charts yesterday than one of those very saccharine releases would seem to demolish that particular theory. And tha...
David Davis: We are losing Taliban battleMonday, 20 October 2008
In Kabul, foreign delegations huddle behind concrete and barbed wire, often with the Afghans' main roads shut. That causes jams throughout the city, exacerbated by convoys of armoured four-wheel drives loaded with bodyguards that push their way throu...
Simon O'Hagan: Next time, lads, forget the enginesMonday, 20 October 2008
Wednesday is the day that next year's Tour de France route is announced. That's bikes minus the engines, in case William and Harry need reminding. At the same time the Tour organisers will reveal the route of the Etape – the annual event in which som...
The IoS Diary: Like Joe the Plumber, only more honestSunday, 19 October 2008
John Prescott (pictured) has been explaining his tendency to lapse into malapropisms. In 'Prescott: The Class System and Me', to be broadcast tomorrow week on BBC2, journalist Simon Hoggart is brave enough to suggest to the old bruiser that maybe he ...
Mark Thompson: News is not a commodity – it is a vital part of our democracyMonday, 20 October 2008
High levels of adversarial and suspicious probing send the message that any kind of concealment is guilty until proven innocent. And he suggested a root cause of the problem: "there is a tension at the heart of the journalistic enterprise," he said: ...
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