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  • Leading article: A package that puts the environment first
    Friday, 12 September 2008

    The unions, which had strongly lobbied for a windfall levy, were, naturally, deeply angry. And ministers were accused of "caving in" to the greedy energy companies. In one respect, the unions have a point about the poor behaviour of the energy sector...

  • Jon Cruddas: How did we become the party of the establishment?
    Friday, 12 September 2008

    The New Labour project is exhausted. Its promise of change in 1997 was greeted with optimism – "things can only get better". A decade on, that change has become associated with the turbulence of global capitalism – fear of immigration and economic in...

  • Leading article: A scientific lesson in life
    Friday, 12 September 2008

    This is no ordinary experiment of course, but the largest and most ambitious ever attempted. Over the past two decades, Cern has drawn on the expertise of a veritable army of scientists. And it helps, of course, that it is researching the most fundam...

  • Carola Long: Forget science: as every fashionista knows, black is best
    Friday, 12 September 2008

    Absolutely none. The most avant-garde designers don't let pedestrian details such as whether certain patterns add pounds interfere with their creative visions. And besides, the women who wear these straight-off-the-catwalk pieces are generally so thi...

  • Elin Jones: We are not a protest group. We are a modern party
    Friday, 12 September 2008

    Using a flag to fool the electorate is something Labour seem to do often. Gordon Brown's attempts to hide the fact that he's Scottish by waving the Union Jack has back-fired on all counts. The Scottish think he's betraying his roots and Middle Englan...

  • Martha Robinson: Teenspeak is not for adults
    Friday, 12 September 2008

    Some seem out of date (has anyone actually said "whack" since the 1990s?), some may be made up, and others are clearly after my time (with my 19th birthday rapidly approaching I am beginning to lose touch with teen speak). However, if you do have a b...

  • Letters: The education system
    Thursday, 11 September 2008

    Thousands of GCSE students are already embarking this month on modular courses and the new-style GCSEs, available for first teach in September 2009, will consolidate this trend. A-levels went modular in 2000 and primary education was carved up with t...

  • Robert Verkaik: A jury's right to be unpredictable
    Thursday, 11 September 2008

    In their case the judge ordered the 12 jurors to convict the defendants of "unlawful and tumultuous assembly" for preaching on a Sunday afternoon in the City of London. When they refused, he locked them all up overnight without food or water and fine...

  • Leading article: Theo strikes back
    Friday, 12 September 2008

    England owes Mr Walcott a debt of thanks for breathing some life into the carcass of its national football team. But his feat was also an inspiring personal story. Walcott's selection two years ago for England's World Cup squad as an untested 17-year...

  • Michael McCarthy: Feathered friends down Fulham way
    Friday, 12 September 2008

    Those of us Born To Follow Fulham, currently blessed in Roy Hodgson with a manager who brings the application of intelligence to the beautiful game, have always been blessed with the terrace. On a fine autumn or spring afternoon, there can be few mor...

  • Leading article: Offal tasty
    Thursday, 11 September 2008

    So what, then, are we to make of the news that sales of animal organs have been surging in Britain? Is it an indication of the downturn hitting the kitchen economy? Are we being impelled by financial necessity to buy the cheaper "variety meats", like...

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