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  • Leading article: The myths of choice and parental power in our schools in schools
    Tuesday, 4 March 2008

    It is an especially charged occasion this year because a new admissions code came into force last year which, among other things, banned schools from interviewing parents and gave local authorities the right to hold lotteries to decide admissions. Th...

  • Leading article: Only a new President can end Gaza's nightmare
    Monday, 3 March 2008

    What a contrast there is between the frantic activity undertaken then to halt the killings of civilians in Kosovo and the almost nonchalant attitude of the West towards the carnage unfolding in Gaza. No one can claim not to know what is going on ther...

  • Leading article: An election in name only
    Tuesday, 4 March 2008

    Had it happened in Africa, the capitals of the West would have been full of condemnation. As it concerns a country with a considerable voice in the world's institutions and even more real power in energy supplies, the realities behind Sunday's vote a...

  • Letters: What Obama has done for us
    Tuesday, 4 March 2008

    A conversation one evening on what Barack Obama might do, and what his candidacy means, with a group of friends, quickly turned into a reprise of Monty Python's "What did the Romans ever do for us?" scene. Trevor may turn out to be right about Obama'...

  • Bruce Fogle: One Man and His Dog
    Tuesday, 4 March 2008

    I've slept with one of them, small but symmetrically proportional, for some time now but recently, with her reluctant approval, she allowed me to invite an additional blonde into our matrimonial bed. My new, more youthful trophy blonde is a bit naive...

  • Leading article: Show boating
    Tuesday, 4 March 2008

    The heir to the throne has been boasting of how environmentally friendly his latest official tour of the Caribbean will be, with his office claiming that the trip's carbon footprint will be 40 per cent lower than the Prince's last tour of the islands...

  • Letters: Israel and Gaza
    Monday, 3 March 2008

    Since 2001, 14 Israelis have been killed by the home-made Qassam rockets fired from Gaza, compared with 816 Gazans killed by the Israel forces in 2006 and 2007 alone. The Israeli Coalition Against the Siege recently denounced their governments's acti...

  • Leading article: Unstatesmanlike behaviour
    Monday, 3 March 2008

    To recall, Mr Clegg staged the latter in protest against the Speaker's refusal to schedule a vote on a referendum, not on the Lisbon Treaty, as the Tories are demanding, but on Britain's membership of the European Union. Mr Clegg will doubtless defen...

  • Charles Leadbeater: The real war for democracy is on the web
    Monday, 3 March 2008

    China is about to become the world's largest web society, overtaking the US with more than 210 million users and six million more logging on every month. The Government cannot afford to turn off the tap. Chinese internet users are younger than their ...

  • Leading article: Home movies
    Monday, 3 March 2008

    Don't these saps realise, they reason, that producers cannot resist portraying films set in Europe in the crudest colours; that France is invariably a cue for berets, cobbles, bakeries and flirtatious women, while Italian films have to feature nuns, ...

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