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Tuesday, 22 July 2008

  • Leading article: A welcome return to the principles of Beveridge
    Tuesday, 22 July 2008

    It is perfectly reasonable to expect those looking for a job, and receiving benefits, to do a month's community work after a year, and do full-time voluntary work after two years, if they have not found a job. Those receiving incapacity benefit shoul...

  • Leading article: A triumph for all of Europe
    Wednesday, 23 July 2008

    Far from the usual image of a butcher, Karadzic is a man of many parts: poet, psychiatrist, psychologist to the Red Star Belgrade football team. As populist leader of the Bosnian Serbs, he was also responsible, on the indictment by the Hague Tribunal...

  • Marcus Tanner: With Karadzic in the dock, the Bosnians he terrorised may finally be given closure
    Wednesday, 23 July 2008

    The trial of Slobodan Milosevic, which consumed the latter half of Del Ponte's mandate as prosecutor, started badly and ended as farce, with the suspect's death in his cell. This trial, on the other hand, has the potential to redeem The Hague court's...

  • Leading article: Failure need not mean catastrophe
    Tuesday, 22 July 2008

    But there are two reasons why this time the talks cannot be so easily ignored. One is that free trade is too important to be left to the competing interests of the major countries, to the impoverishment of the rest. It has been the process of dismant...

  • Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe: Prejudice in life, indifference in death
    Tuesday, 22 July 2008

    With the sea just a stone's throw away, they did what all children would have done: run into the water to cool off. Instead, they ran to their deaths. The photos in the newspapers were taken when it was too late: you could just make out the feet of t...

  • Marcus Tanner: Karadzic, the psychiatrist who became a genocidal madman
    Tuesday, 22 July 2008

    Standing in a tatty Sarajevo school room, I encountered what I thought was a rather dotty-looking school teacher parading in front of an ethnic map of Bosnia and pointing at various counties with a cane. "This is Serbian land," the new leader of the ...

  • Letters: West Bank barrier
    Wednesday, 23 July 2008

    This illegal structure was rebranded as a security measure only when the Israeli government announced its construction to the world; prior to that it was always referred to in Israeli political circles as the "separation barrier". It was designed by ...

  • Leading article: Scandalous failure to care for those most in need
    Wednesday, 23 July 2008

    The move has come with its own problems of distraught families, overstretched local social care services and the personal tragedy of individuals left unsupported in the street. That much is well attested, if too little addressed. But what has receive...

  • Brigadier Ben Barry: I saw disturbing evidence of dark crimes all around me
    Wednesday, 23 July 2008

    Shocking as these sights were, we could not allow them to divert us from implementing the Dayton Agreement. At the time the Nato force was concentrating on its military tasks, and was mandated neither to conduct investigations into war crimes nor hun...

  • Susannah Frankel: The new face of fashion is more accessible and less expensive
    Wednesday, 23 July 2008

    Christian Dior, Givenchy, Kenzo, Pucci, Celine and Donna Karan are all owned by LVMH. Then at the end of the Nineties, PPR and The Gucci Group entered the fray, snapping up Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche and an equal or majority stake in the younger ...

  • Sean O'Grady: The unfortunate fall guy for Gordon Brown
    Wednesday, 23 July 2008

    So what's Mr Darling guilty of, exactly? Nothing – but that won't help him survive. First, Mr Darling happens to be sitting in the wrong place at the wrong time. It's an old story. A Chancellor faithfully carries out the wishes of the Prime Minister ...

  • Letters: Registrar's freedom of conscience
    Tuesday, 22 July 2008

    As a Christian, I have no difficulty at all in believing that God rejoices in the loving union of a same-sex couple, but that does not stop me from respecting those who see it differently. Do your correspondents not understand what it means to have a...

  • Leading article: A flicker of hope
    Tuesday, 22 July 2008

    It is only a month since despair set in, not only in Zimbabwe, but across southern Africa as a whole, when Mr Tsvangirai decided to withdraw from a run-off that was stacked against him. But the reason he gave for abandoning the electoral fight was no...

  • Michael McCarthy: Ofcom's judgement failed to address the key question... was this programme accurate?
    Tuesday, 22 July 2008

    You have to plough through screeds of type to page 14 to find it, but there it is, in the third paragraph. Ofcom only takes a view on the accuracy of news programmes – Ofcom's italics. It is not required to set accuracy standards for "other types of...

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