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Monday, 6 October 2008

  • Leading article: The day Britain and Europe shared each other's pain
    Tuesday, 7 October 2008

    By the very act of making it, Alistair Darling seemed to raise the spectre of those queues this time last year outside Northern Rock. Small matter that he had some good news to announce: Northern Rock had already paid back more than half of what the ...

  • Leading article: Smacking should be banned
    Tuesday, 7 October 2008

    The current position, the subject of fierce debate before it was cast into statute in 2004, allows parents to administer "reasonable punishment""to children – the legal equivalent of common assault. At the time, Tony Blair's government acknowledged t...

  • Patrick Cockburn: The commander is right... you'll never beat the Taliban
    Tuesday, 7 October 2008

    The admission by a senior British Army commander, Mark Carleton-Smith, over the weekend that absolute military victory in Afghanistan is impossible has been overtaken by the talks in Mecca. "If the Taliban were prepared to sit on the other side of th...

  • Ian Macrae: This hatred is borne out of fear of disability
    Monday, 6 October 2008

    When compared with other instances of hate crime, it's not difficult to understand how a reluctance to believe in hatred of disabled people is hard to accept. If a woman is raped, the motive generally becomes clear that it's because she's a woman and...

  • Letters: Attacks on the disabled
    Tuesday, 7 October 2008

    Disabled people should not feel that their being labelled in this way by the courts says anything negative about them as victims; in fact it is an affirmative step, acknowledging the extra pain and humiliation suffered by those picked on because of t...

  • Leading article: A tale of two viruses
    Tuesday, 7 October 2008

    Their work has saved millions of lives. But the outcome of the two discoveries has been very different. While both were made in the 1980s, and we now have a vaccine against HPV (to be rolled out in the UK this year), we are as far away as ever from a...

  • Carlo Alemi: The Camorra will not be intimidated
    Tuesday, 7 October 2008

    The problem here is that the Caserta area has fallen under the control of criminal gangs and that means close links develop between gang members and the people who live in the neighbourhood. In this situation, the adversary is twofold – the gangs and...

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