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  • Leading article: An exciting choice that reveals the disillusion of voters
    Thursday, 5 June 2008

    That this year's Democratic nomination would make history was evident as soon as Barack Obama established himself as the candidate for Hillary Clinton to beat. As the first African-American with a realistic chance of reaching the White House, he carr...

  • Ali Allawi: This raises huge questions over our independence
    Thursday, 5 June 2008

    Iraq is now faced with a reprise of that treaty, but this time with the US, rather than Britain, as the dominant foreign partner. The US is pushing for the enactment of a "strategic alliance" with Iraq, partly as a precondition for supporting Iraq's ...

  • 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...

  • Letters: Incompetent Labour leader
    Thursday, 5 June 2008

    The gritty Yorkshireman held together a Labour Party which in the 1960s did not seem to want to be united: it was split between left and right down to ward level. Brown, the sensitive Scot, inherited a disciplined party which is now in open revolt. W...

  • Richard Garner: Reforms have increased the gap between rich and poor
    Thursday, 5 June 2008

    With Tony Blair's mantra of "education, education, education" being his top three priorities, we were led to believe we were on the threshold of establishing a world-class state education service in which presumably only a fool or a snob would part w...

  • 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...

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