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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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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
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The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

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Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links