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  • Leading article: The second wave of the revolution in universities
    Thursday, 10 April 2008

    A revolution has taken place in higher education in recent years. The old universal provision of funding has been replaced with a system of variable tuition fees. This was always going to entail two successive waves of turbulence. The first wave was ...

  • John Curtice: Labour has little to lose in this poll
    Thursday, 10 April 2008

    Held on the same day as the European elections, the 2004 local elections saw Labour record its worst local election performance since at least the 1960s. It lost nearly 500 councillors. There was just one striking exception to that dismal story – Ken...

  • Roman Ngouabeu: Let me escape from this terrifying limbo
    Thursday, 10 April 2008

    As I write I am in the office of the Cameroon Support Network – a group which I set up to provide advice and support to my fellow Cameroonians. All of us were very happy to read in this newspaper yesterday that the four leading mayoral candidates hav...

  • Leading article: Private water companies must do more to deliver
    Wednesday, 9 April 2008

    In many respects, privatisation has succeeded, with the telecommunications sector leading the way. When British Telecom was lambasted earlier this week for being the worst home phone supplier, this was not the national disaster it might have been whe...

  • Brian Paddick: It's time to move hardworking 'illegals' into society
    Wednesday, 9 April 2008

    The Home Office itself estimates that there are more than half a million illegal immigrants in the country and that it costs around £11,000 to deport someone. The Institute for Public Policy Research's 2006 report estimated that it would cost £4.7bn ...

  • Letters: Voting reform
    Thursday, 10 April 2008

    The Liberal Democrats do, indeed, have a long-standing goal of replacing FPTP with a system of proportional representation. But what Gordon Brown is said to be "warming to", and what Peter Hain is urging, is the idea of replacing FPTP with the altern...

  • Leading article: The clear choice facing America
    Thursday, 10 April 2008

    General Petraeus, as always, looked the part of the stern, ascetic military man. This time, though, his message was downbeat. He might be the author of the much-vaunted "surge", which reversed months of staged reductions in US troops, and this strate...

  • Sean O'Grady: What difference will the currency crunch make?
    Thursday, 10 April 2008

    This was the colourful judgement of one unnamed foreign-exchange trader when the European single currency was launched in 1999, a phrase seized upon in Eurosceptic circles. The euro was dismissed as a "synthetic" currency that wouldn't be able to wit...

  • Ellie Levenson: A less than charitable approach by sponsors
    Thursday, 10 April 2008

    Now I am grown up, the rules have all changed. Barely a week goes by without me being asked to sponsor an adult friend, and the past few weeks have seen several requests as the London Marathon approaches. If I were to say yes to them all, I would be ...

  • Letters: Diana inquiry
    Wednesday, 9 April 2008

    Dodi and Diana alone were the architects of their own fate. Why have we spent millions inquiring into these inadequate people thinking they are exempt from sensible behaviour? That is was a conspiracy to murder is absurd – who could be clever enough ...

  • Leading article: In search of online privacy
    Wednesday, 9 April 2008

    The answer is that Google, the world's top search engine, retains this data for up to 18 months; and other popular search sites do so for a similar period. That is long enough to make even the most net-savvy pause for thought. A report by EU data pro...

  • Leading article: Aussie rules
    Thursday, 10 April 2008

    He has just been in Britain, where he held bilateral talks and delivered a packed lecture at the London School of Economics. Given Australia's geographical position, his past as a diplomat in China and the coincidence of the shambolic passage of the ...

  • Leading article: Staying power
    Wednesday, 9 April 2008

    The Lords economic committee chose to measure the impact of immigration by asking the narrow question of "How much richer are existing UK residents as a result of immigration?" before coming to the (flawed) conclusion that the answer is "not much". A...

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