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  • Leading article: The old anti-yob campaign in a new disguise
    Monday, 2 June 2008

    In fact, we were under the impression that something was being done. That something was the introduction, with much fanfare, of anti-social behaviour orders (Asbos). And we seem to remember that, at the time, it was precisely such informal gatherings...

  • William Gumede: Silent African leaders are accomplices in these crimes
    Monday, 2 June 2008

    Although the opposition candidate Morgan Tsvangirai has been robbed of a clear victory in the first round of the presidential poll, and unfairly forced into a run-off vote, regional African leaders, the West and the United Nations should ensure that ...

  • David Cameron: If the generals will not let in the aid, they must face trial
    Sunday, 1 June 2008

    A few days after the cyclone, I went to the Burmese monastery at Colindale in North London. I heard from many Burmese who had family in the area, and of their rage at the slow pace of the relief effort. Above all, they were desperate that we should n...

  • Letters: Education policy
    Monday, 2 June 2008

    We have the same objectives as this Government in wanting to offer a first-class education and training to all and, in particular, to narrow the attainment gap between the most and least advantaged. We have, however, become increasingly dismayed by m...

  • Suzi Feay: At the Sharp End
    Monday, 2 June 2008

    These days, thrift is not just virtuous, it's fun. The new austerity enjoins us to bake bread, switch off lights, make do and mend, and enjoy it all in the process. Pull in your belt; it'll make your waist look smaller. But of course, you don't have ...

  • Leading article: Fear and fortitude
    Monday, 2 June 2008

    As we report today, a new wave of disappearances, beatings and killings is well underway, targeting Morgan Tsvangirai's opposition Movement for Democratic Change and its supporters. Ndira Tonderai, a tireless opposition activist, aged only 30, is onl...

  • Vincent Cable: Brown must not relent on energy taxation
    Monday, 2 June 2008

    The oil price shock is global; but the distributional effects are felt nationally. Unlike the US, Germany, China and India, Britain is largely self-sufficient in oil. We are not making large transfers to overseas oil producers. That is why Gordon Bro...

  • Michael Williams: Readers' editor
    Sunday, 1 June 2008

    Around half of British adults, according to a new survey, are unable to spell everyday words such as "embarrassed", "liaison" or "millennium". More than a quarter of us struggle with "definitely", "accidentally" and "separate". In the survey, 1,000 a...

  • Joe Dunthorne: Noises Off
    Sunday, 1 June 2008

    Speaking at Hay-on-Wye last week, Hanif Kureishi said: "One of the things you notice is that when you switch on the television and a student has gone mad with a machine gun on a campus in America, it's always a writing student. The writing courses, p...

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