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Monday, 2 June 2008

  • Leading article: A crisis on the home front
    Tuesday, 3 June 2008

    Since last autumn, the Bank of England has warned repeatedly, though too quietly, that more and more investors have been piling into an overcrowded market. Others too have noticed that oversupply, especially of those "regeneration" flats in city cent...

  • 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 ...

  • Letters: GM farming
    Tuesday, 3 June 2008

    The EU is developing what are known as "Zombie" seeds – sterile seeds that can be brought back to life with the application of a chemical. This puts at risk the traditional practice of saving and re-sowing seeds, which is how many families survive he...

  • Leading article: Private lives
    Tuesday, 3 June 2008

    Mr Mosley is an eminently dislikeable character. He has shown himself, in the past, to be a snob of the most odious sort. He supported his fascist father, Sir Oswald, far more keenly than the bonds of filial loyalty demanded. And a question mark hang...

  • 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...

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