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  • Leading article: David Davis has struck a fine blow for the cause of civil liberties
    Saturday, 12 July 2008

    And Mr Davis's campaign coincided with the devastating intervention on the issue of 42 days detention by the former head of MI5, Eliza Manningham-Buller, this week. In her maiden speech in the House of Lords, Lady Manningham-Buller argued that extend...

  • Leading article: Bad omens for this new Club Med
    Saturday, 12 July 2008

    In conceptual terms – ever the forte of the French – it has its attractions. The existing drive towards closer relationships with North Africa in the Barcelona process of 1995 has run into the sands. New vigour, new life is the argument of the Elysée...

  • Leading article: A financial cloud that could have a silver lining
    Friday, 11 July 2008

    Barratt became the latest major builder to announce job losses yesterday, following announcements in previous days from Bovis, Redrow and Persimmon. The only consolation, at least for Barratt, was that it had managed to extend its debt facility until...

  • Letters: Gay marriage
    Saturday, 12 July 2008

    If a civil partnership is not a marriage, which according to the church can only exist between a man and a woman, then the applicant cannot succeed in a claim since her beliefs are not violated. But if it really is a marriage then they might be, and ...

  • The Weasel: Breaking the mould
    Saturday, 12 July 2008

    One of the judges, Professor Stephen Gage of University College London's Bartlett School of Architecture, explained the rationale for the competition with the down-to-earth good sense for which his profession is renowned. "Part of our subconscious ap...

  • Leading article: Let my people go
    Saturday, 12 July 2008

    It is one of the bitterest apportionments of a lot of slavery, that the footballer, sympathetic and assimilative, after acquiring, in a refined family, the tastes and feelings which form the atmosphere of such a place, not the less liable to become t...

  • Letters: Chaotic buildings
    Friday, 11 July 2008

    There is nothing shocking or surprising about this collapse; anyone can see that the "original" was inadequate and badly built and its demise in this way was entirely to be expected. It is a cartoon of our times. When I began my career in design in t...

  • Leading article: The tired politics of racial division
    Friday, 11 July 2008

    For all his valuable work in fighting for racial equality over the years, Mr Jackson is a member of a political generation distinguished by its inability to move on from the battles and grudges of the past. He was unwittingly picked up by a microphon...

  • Richard Dowden: Fuel for the opponents of neo-colonialism
    Friday, 11 July 2008

    So he may be thinking, "Let's find a military solution". The fundamental flaw in that logic is that the problem is not a military one. While the Nigerian army may lack capacity and probably needs a bit of training, that's not what's at issue here. Th...

  • Jeremy Laurance: A revolutionary move that puts focus on real objective of NHS: better health
    Friday, 11 July 2008

    Today's publication of death rates following surgery – the first by any government anywhere – is a bold move. It is also a revolutionary one. For 60 years, governments have plunged billions into the NHS and struggled to meet rising demands. Yet we ha...

  • DJ Taylor: We should not be celebrating this literary triumph
    Friday, 11 July 2008

    Midnight's Children was, and is, an exceptionally good novel, which has a strong claim – something that can only be said of one book in a generation – to have changed the face of English literature. Yet its influence on the fiction of the succeeding ...

  • Leading article: Cometh the hour...
    Friday, 11 July 2008

    The clear victory of Midnight's Children in the online public poll to select the "Best of the Booker" in the prize's 40th anniversary year has given them a voice. A year ago, his knighthood was denounced by all the usual suspects, and some less expec...

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