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  • Leading article: A welcome assault on 'flat earth' politics
    Wednesday, 4 June 2008

    Professor Hallsworth, who has advised the Government on tackling gang violence, accuses it of practising "flat earth crime science" and following "a soulless, technocratic programme for mapping and managing risks". Meanwhile, Professor Morgan, a form...

  • 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...

  • Letters: State schools
    Wednesday, 4 June 2008

    Fortunately, a friend of my son's was keen to apply to Oxford and the two of them, at their own instigation, went along to a roadshow held by the much-maligned "Oxbridge". A year later, my son got his three "A"s and is now studying at Brasenose Colle...

  • Leading article: Tough talk and empty gestures
    Wednesday, 4 June 2008

    These are inadequate reasons for a change of heart over such an important issue of principle. The concessions are not significant. Indeed, it is difficult to see what precisely has changed since the proposals were first brought forward. Mr Brown has ...

  • Jeremy Laurance: Bringing effective help to those who most need it
    Wednesday, 4 June 2008

    The indigenous population has fewer choices. Prophylactic drugs, at about £2 a day for Malarone, are beyond their reach. Bed nets, impregnated with insecticide, offer effective protection at minimal cost and millions have been distributed by charitie...

  • 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...

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