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Sunday, 16 November 2008

  • Leading article: The summit which marks the changing of the old order
    Monday, 17 November 2008

    Yet though the markets will not be ecstatic at the outcome of the Washington get-together, we should not write it off as a waste of time. The symbolism of the powers which represent some 85 per cent of global economic output coming together with the ...

  • Leading Article: Leadership is the best protection
    Sunday, 16 November 2008

    It might be expected that a liberal newspaper such as The Independent on Sunday would come to the defence of social workers. And we certainly believe that the lazy prejudice against an occupational group is grossly unfair. But it should also be appar...

  • Eileen Munro: Lessons learnt, boxes ticked, families ignored
    Sunday, 16 November 2008

    Did we learn nothing from the Climbié case? We did learn something, but much of it was wrong. The quality of front-line work depends on the quality of the organisation. The unbalanced reforms instigated after the Laming report into the death of Victo...

  • IoS letters, emails & messages (16 November 2008)
    Sunday, 16 November 2008

    Nato and the US have lost so much credibility over the past eight years that we have forfeited the right to act as honest brokers. If anyone is to broker peace, then it should be the United Nations, with troops from Islamic countries. We need to lear...

  • Matthew Bell: The IoS Diary
    Sunday, 16 November 2008

    An object lesson in good PR. During a play by former Czech president Vaclav Havel at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, west London, I gather there is a moment when actress Carolyn Backhouse exposes her chest. But as the Orange Tree's stage is "i...

  • Katy Guest: Put women in power, and save the nation a packet
    Sunday, 16 November 2008

    For better or for worse, though, the WEF has stepped forward to put figures to our shame, and they make for bizarre reading. In its Global Gender Gap Index, it said, the UK has sunk in the league tables, until it sits just under Sri Lanka in the list...

  • Sophie Heawood: The world around Baby P is wrong. Why are we afraid to say so?
    Sunday, 16 November 2008

    Karen Matthews, mother of Shannon, stands accused of allegedly thinking she really might get away with drugging and hiding her own child in a bid to get her hands on reward money. It's what seems to be an underclass, a level of British society that i...

  • Letters: Carbon emissions
    Monday, 17 November 2008

    The core proposition of the Bill is that the UK should reduce its carbon footprint by 80 per cent by the year 2050. An admirable objective, and one where the Government claims global leadership. But look a little more closely and the story is rather ...

  • Katy Guest: The fall-out when two worlds collide
    Sunday, 16 November 2008

    Ms Taylor, whose online marriage was dissolved in May, said: "He never did anything in real life, but I had my suspicions about what he was doing in Second Life." Mr Pollard said: "Amy never did anything around the house. She just played World of War...

  • Ann Furedi: A woman's right to choose is also her right to be human
    Monday, 17 November 2008

    There is an important principle in our society we need to uphold, regarding who has the authority to make decisions about the circumstances that impact most intensely on our lives. Unwanted pregnancy can happen, and when it does, somebody has to be i...

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