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Tuesday, 29 July 2008

  • Leading article: The PM and the curse of his disloyal courtiers
    Tuesday, 29 July 2008

    Few, of course, were prepared to put their names to their individual and collective votes of no confidence. Gordon Prentice, MP for Pendle, was an honourable exception. Paul Kenny, leader of the GMB union, was another who dared to put his head above ...

  • Letters: Violent crime abroad
    Wednesday, 30 July 2008

    Looking back now at our own experience and hearing about the much worse outcome for the Mullaneys, I find myself thinking that tourists need to be more realistic about what they should be expecting when visiting these so-called tropical idylls. The t...

  • Leading article: The trade talks are over. What now?
    Wednesday, 30 July 2008

    Perhaps. But it is doubtful. By then, the United States will be in the full swing of an election which could produce a more protectionist president. But the current economic slowdown will still be under way, changing the politics as well as the econo...

  • Sean O'Grady: A missed chance to give world a tax cut
    Wednesday, 30 July 2008

    A global economy facing recession desperately needs the boost that trade can bring. The abolition of tariffs proposed in Geneva would have been a massive tax cut for the world – about $100bn per annum. The scale of the even greater boost to growth is...

  • Anna Fairclough: The lessons all schools need to learn from this judgment
    Wednesday, 30 July 2008

    Sarika won her case convincingly and hopefully schools will take note of the core messages in the judgment. The first of these is about individual freedom and the rights of minorities. You need a very good reason to interfere with the rights of indiv...

  • Jeremy Laurance: Good news, but think twice before popping pills
    Tuesday, 29 July 2008

    Add to that their newly emerging role in preventing dementia, possibly slashing the risk by as much as half, and the question for every middle-aged man or woman becomes not "should I be taking it, Doc?", but "can I afford not to take it?" The Governm...

  • Letters: Oxbridge admissions
    Tuesday, 29 July 2008

    The plain fact is that the better independent schools provide a far superior preparation for aspiring Oxbridge entrants to that available at most comprehensive schools. If you want top academic grades together with a well-rounded portfolio of activit...

  • Leading article: Collision course in Turkey
    Tuesday, 29 July 2008

    But this battle for Turkey's soul is not merely taking place in court rooms. There is blood on the streets too. Two bombs exploded in Istanbul yesterday, killing 17 people. The main suspects are Kurdish separatists. The country's stock markets have t...

  • Boyd Tonkin: 'Even Her Majesty loves Canada – its tourist board knows where to find the next face of its campaign'
    Tuesday, 29 July 2008

    Not quite every author has welcomed this perk of victory. The anti-monarchist Mark Haddon declined his royal tête-à-tête as a curious incident too far. But a line of quizzically post-imperial Indians, defiantly republican Aussies and charmingly bemus...

  • Daniel Howden: The world's most important political project
    Tuesday, 29 July 2008

    The emergence of a democratically elected government, with its roots in political Islam, in a country where 99 per cent are Muslim, has coincided with enormous political, social and economic progress. The engine for much of this progress has been the...

  • Ellie Levenson: British men and the art of seduction
    Tuesday, 29 July 2008

    After all, the potential for errors is vast. I know a woman who won't date a man if he has an apostrophe in the wrong place, and we all know that the sweetest sentiment whispered in your ear in a romantic moment can look somewhat trite written down. ...

  • Simon Calder: One British tourist is murdered every week
    Tuesday, 29 July 2008

    Each such tragedy makes the headlines, but some resonate especially strongly with the public. The attack on Catherine and Benjamin Mullany in Antigua will be one of those. It was a dream honeymoon that turned into the worst nightmare: a bride and gro...

  • John Laughland: International justice is power without responsibility
    Tuesday, 29 July 2008

    In democratic nation-states, the criminal justice system is embedded within the other structures of statehood, especially the legislature. Rules of procedure in British courts are rightly a matter for solemn debate in Parliament. Not so the existing ...

  • Susie Rushton: Katie's too good for polo
    Tuesday, 29 July 2008

    Yet this week the organisers snobbily banned Katie Price from paying for tickets to attend the England vs Australia match, billed as the highlight of the polo season. The glamour model (and accomplished horsewoman) was deemed "too chavvy" to tread th...

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