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  • Leading article: A vision for Europe that Britain can share
    Friday, 28 March 2008

    Well before the political summit had concluded – at, of all places, Arsenal Football Club's Emirates stadium – however, the question on many British lips was whether M. Sarkozy would be able to "deliver". Quite what he is supposed to deliver has not ...

  • Lord Roberts of Llandudno: There is only one ethical course for the British Government
    Friday, 28 March 2008

    Iran is a country where the penal code prescribes execution by stoning and dictates the stones be large enough to cause pain but not so large as to kill immediately. This is the law of Iran. As such we cannot turn to the law of Iran to guide us. Can ...

  • Leading article: The blatant need for closer regulation
    Thursday, 27 March 2008

    Responsibilities for supervising the financial sector in Britain were split between the FSA, the Bank of England and the Treasury in 1997 – but the FSA was made specifically responsible for retail banking. As its latest report admits, the regulator s...

  • Letter: ref. Deborah Orr article
    Friday, 28 March 2008

    Adam had Tourette's and OCD. Neither of these conditions deprive someone of their intelligence or their ability to make decisions about their life. Adam was able to give informed consent to be filmed and he did so. Before I filmed with Adam I to...

  • Letters: All-black shortlists
    Friday, 28 March 2008

    It is 20 years since four black and Asian MPs were elected to Parliament. Since then progress has been painfully slow. On current trends it will take over 70 years to have a fair representation of black and Asian MPs. I do not believe that the Britis...

  • Leading article: Lost luggage and terminal decline
    Friday, 28 March 2008

    Yet there was noticeably little cheer around yesterday as Terminal 5 opened its doors to passengers for the first time. Travellers found their appreciation of the splendid view from Richard Rogers' glass and steel construction marred by cancelled fli...

  • Letters: Class sizes
    Thursday, 27 March 2008

    Class sizes should be no more than 18, appropriately staffed, enabling adults involved to create personal and individual teaching, learning and behavioural opportunities. Halving teachers' workloads in this way would have fundamentally positive effec...

  • Leading article: A system that could do much, much better
    Thursday, 27 March 2008

    These findings will come as little surprise to anyone who has followed the stream of revelations about the shortcomings of the asylum system in recent years. That they do not surprise, however, should not make them less shocking. Ministers should tak...

  • Leading article: Plot twist
    Friday, 28 March 2008

    Christopher is the last Foyle involved in the management of the independent bookseller, which has been a resident of London's Charing Cross road for more than a century. We should probably be used to this by now. Few of our famous retail names are st...

  • Leading article: Down to earth
    Thursday, 27 March 2008

    True, Mr Blair would never have had the pleasure of sinking into those padded seats himself, having endorsed the proposal for a dedicated Boeing 737 and a smaller executive aeroplane as one of his last acts in Downing Street. But what better way for ...

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