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  • Leading article: The full extent of the crisis is only just emerging
    Tuesday, 15 July 2008

    The factory gate prices announced yesterday only confirm what every shopper and motorist already knows. Prices are rising and the pace is accelerating. The primary causes are clear. They lie in the dramatic escalation in the price of oil and commodit...

  • Leading article: What our system needs above all is simplicity
    Wednesday, 16 July 2008

    The only consolation is that this figure is fractionally lower than it was for the previous year. Yet, as the head of the NAO, the comptroller general, said: "Levels of tax-credit error and fraud are significant when compared with the expenditure on ...

  • Leading article: Save the elephant from China
    Tuesday, 15 July 2008

    China wants to be allowed to bid for ivory from four southern African countries – South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe – which were given permission to trade in ivory in 1997 in a misguided decision by the Convention on International Trade in...

  • Leading article: Peace is more pressing than justice
    Wednesday, 16 July 2008

    Only the question intrudes: what good will an international case against Bashir do for the poor victims of this terrible and remorseless war? Issuing international warrants for arrest against the Sudanese leader – the first sitting head of state to b...

  • Paul Vallely: Why the Pope is not rejoicing at the split
    Wednesday, 16 July 2008

    Why is he doing this? Rome is playing a very long game here which began in 1966 when Pope Paul VI took off his ring and gave it to Dr Williams' predecessor Michael Ramsey. It was a gesture of huge symbolic importance. In the past four decades, the re...

  • Michael McCarthy: At a time when elephants need our protection, this is a shameful decision
    Wednesday, 16 July 2008

    How many tigers are left in India? No one knows, but it is probably fewer than 1,500, as they have disappeared from many of the protected areas that were supposed to be their refuges. How many mountain gorillas are left in Africa? Just 700. How many ...

  • Letters: Boys and knives
    Tuesday, 15 July 2008

    Was this really such serious criminal activity as it is painted today? We are putting more and more emphasis on making illegal the purchase and possession of items which are freely available in everyone's kitchen and garden shed. We are giving the po...

  • Shaun Walker: Russia was wrong to veto sanctions – but it came as no surprise
    Tuesday, 15 July 2008

    He said that such behaviour "raises questions about the reliability of Russia as a G8 partner". His comments recalled those of the presidential hopeful John McCain who said he wanted Russia out of the G8 club of rich nations. It was particularly gall...

  • James Thompson: Can we justify seeking The Truth by torment?
    Wednesday, 16 July 2008

    We have no way of knowing how the suspect has been treated since his capture, and this tape gives us no more than a glimpse of his experience. We remain ignorant of all the important facts which would be part of a normal legal case, and are given a s...

  • Leading article: Service with a sting
    Tuesday, 15 July 2008

    You intend to add a reward for good service, and you believe that your contribution, however modest, will augment your server's – probably – low wages. As we report today, you could be wrong. And we are not talking a few insalubrious dives here, but ...

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