Monday, 6 October 2008
Leading article: The day Britain and Europe shared each other's painTuesday, 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 bannedTuesday, 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 TalibanTuesday, 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 disabilityMonday, 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...
Shirley Dent: Spare our children poetry with a moral">Shirley Dent: Spare our children poetry with a moralTuesday, 7 October 2008
Letters: Attacks on the disabledTuesday, 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 virusesTuesday, 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 intimidatedTuesday, 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...
Is their marriage our business? No. But Charles Saatchi's row with Nigella Lawson is definitely news
Russell Brand lets loose on MSNBC hosts in promo interview for Messiah Complex tour
We never knew Nigella Lawson - and we still don’t
Ellen E Jones
The Daily Cartoon
Should we intervene? Our response to the Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson assault is shocking too
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