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Thursday, 24 July 2008

  • Calling all fakers: are you living a lie?
    Thursday, 24 July 2008

    Your problems might have been more related to a hideous reign of terror being brought to an end by UN forces and a rather different life of complementary therapy and a topknot beckoned. Chances are, though, that it was more prosaic. But have you aban...

  • Leading article: When press freedom and private life collide
    Friday, 25 July 2008

    They have exposed hypocrisy. They have enabled the poor and powerless to bring down the rich and famous (in return for handsome payment, of course). They have also – and the value of this should never be underestimated – added to the general spice of...

  • Andy Burnham: In a lawless zone, we must protect the vulnerable
    Friday, 25 July 2008

    This is really part of a bigger, more difficult argument: that as a society we need to develop a new consensus about the internet, and to challenge the basis on which it has been operating since it began. And if there is any chance of this consensus ...

  • Mark Oaten: I know what Max Mosley has been going through
    Friday, 25 July 2008

    I remember thinking when he brought this law suit that he was probably asking for more trouble than it could possibly be worth. When my scandal broke, of course there were times when I just wanted to take the papers to court and blame everyone else f...

  • Letters: War crimes
    Friday, 25 July 2008

    The portrayal of the Balkan tragedy in terms of "goodies" and "baddies" disguised the West's own role in the break-up of Yugoslavia and made Western military intervention there much easier to sell to the people of Europe and America. It also made Wes...

  • Leading article: The next colonial scramble
    Friday, 25 July 2008

    That scramble has been proceeding steadily, without much fanfare, for some time. There are already more than 400 oil and gas fields north of the Arctic Circle. Shell has quietly spent $2bn (£1bn) acquiring drilling leases off Alaska. ExxonMobil and B...

  • Nigel Morris: This could be the knock-out blow for a PM on the ropes
    Friday, 25 July 2008

    But it did get worse in the small hours today when the SNP's stunning by-election victory in the former Labour fiefdom of Glasgow East was confirmed. And just as the Prime Minister should have been relaxing in his Suffolk holiday home, it could be ab...

  • Michael Brown: A Brown exit is Cameron's biggest worry
    Friday, 25 July 2008

    The Tory Asian candidate was chosen solely for his media profile and he had no more than a passing association with the party. Pictures of him with Tony Blair at a Labour fund-raiser, days before his selection, plunged the Tories into disarray. The m...

  • Letters: Israeli soldiers
    Thursday, 24 July 2008

    More serious are the thousands of deaths and woundings of unarmed Palestinians, and of some Israeli and international activists. According to B'tselem, 4,748 Palestinians were killed by Israeli security forces from the beginning of the Second Intifad...

  • Dr Rachel Andrew: Disbelief to denial – the long journey of two sons
    Thursday, 24 July 2008

    We cope with grief in a number of ways. Mark and Anthony may have gone through stages from an initial disbelief and denial through to acceptance. These stages are not necessarily linear. In the early stages of grief, relatives may have been unable to...

  • Rhodri Marsden: Musicians are the only group who will welcome this tax
    Thursday, 24 July 2008

    While the British Government backed a similar move in a draft consultation Green Paper in February, there has been much debate about whether it would provide an effective deterrent. Shared internet access is widespread so determining who is actually ...

  • Leading article: Code of honour
    Friday, 25 July 2008

    Once the war was over, however, much of the highly sensitive information and technology was destroyed in the name of national security. With former code-breakers sworn to secrecy, the pioneering work done at Bletchley received no public recognition u...

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