Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Leading article: What our system needs above all is simplicityWednesday, 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 ...
Letters: Disappearing Post OfficesThursday, 17 July 2008
But it did make me think about the changing face of both town and village centres and the role we have all played in changing them. The supermarkets came and we used them, internet and e-Bay arrived and off we went, online shopping and emailing. Now ...
Leading article: Peace is more pressing than justiceWednesday, 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 splitWednesday, 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 decisionWednesday, 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 ...
Leading article: Minimum, as in wageThursday, 17 July 2008
Well, we might think that, and you might think that, too. But it turns out that the way the Government defined the minimum wage was rather different. As we report today, the then Department of Trade and Industry reached a tacit agreement with the hos...
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...
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