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  • A crime that tests our willingness to stop genocide
    Tuesday, 27 May 2008

    Devastated several days ago by militias apparently loyal to the Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, Abyei appears to have fallen victim to a government policy of launching pre-emptive strikes of the utmost ferocity against regions close to oil wells ...

  • Leading article: Only a quick resolution of this crisis can save Brown
    Monday, 26 May 2008

    Obviously, the most pressing question is whether to stick with Gordon Brown as Prime Minister or choose a successor. This is has been the main issue since Crewe. But it is also a far more complex question than it seems. On the surface, it might appea...

  • Leading article: Prison won't halt this epidemic of stabbing
    Tuesday, 27 May 2008

    Many people's reaction will be to panic. Understandably so. No one looking at the statistics can claim these sorts of crime are not rising, even as other forms of crime, such as break-ins or car thefts, taper off. It is no good politicians trying to ...

  • Leading article: Lessons for Mbeki
    Monday, 26 May 2008

    It lies in the fact that Thabo Mbeki's government has bent over backwards to remain onside with the Mugabe regime in Harare, downplaying its criminal folly and blunting initiatives to rid Zimbabwe of its dictator. South Africa is now suffering the co...

  • Letters: The five-term year
    Tuesday, 27 May 2008

    Our arguments were based on the logicality of moving to a school year that had terms of equal lengths (eight weeks), predictable term dates from year to year and consistently across schools, and regular vacations (four of two weeks, and a four-week s...

  • Jon Cruddas: We're talking a language that's failing to resonate
    Tuesday, 27 May 2008

    So, though it may not suit journalistic mindsets, a slightly calmer analysis is needed. In my view, those who are calling for a snap change of leader are as wrong as those who insist we can carry on with more of the same policy agenda. Recent electio...

  • Letters: Act of Settlement
    Monday, 26 May 2008

    The truth is that Ms Kelly's conversion to Anglicanism seems to have more to do with her own religious ambivalence. She is reported to have said that, in her eyes, Catholicism and Anglicanism are the same religion, thus implying that she has made the...

  • Leading article: Cruelly discarded
    Monday, 26 May 2008

    If events at Chelsea Football Club over the weekend are anything to go by, those days are gone. Avram Grant's reward for coaching his team to within a John Terry slip of pipping Manchester United to the European Cup, and pushing them all the way in t...

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