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  • Quotes of the day
    Wednesday, 17 September 2008

    "They're so desperate to protect their own jobs, they can't be bothered to protect other people's. They are the living dead - no heart, no mind, no soul - stumbling around with no idea what to do." - Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg slams Labour in...

  • Quotes of the day
    Tuesday, 16 September 2008

    "Mr Blobby and Beethoven are yokemates of broadcasting destiny" - London's mayor Boris Johnson, saying that the BBC has a duty to appeal to all tastes. "You wouldn't want me to play Frost in a wheelchair" - Actor Sir David Jason, 68, announcing that ...

  • Leading article: The global credit crisis has entered a new dimension
    Tuesday, 16 September 2008

    Add the bankruptcy of 158-year-old Lehman Brothers and the fire-sale of Merrill Lynch to the demise of Bear Stearns in March, then three of the top five names in American investment banking have now bitten the dust. One of the world's largest insuran...

  • Leading article: Can the surge in Iraq work for Afghanistan?
    Wednesday, 17 September 2008

    That is no more than the truth. General Petraeus's achievements since he took command 18 months ago are considerable. A thinking general, he brought his expertise in counter-insurgency and substantial additional troops to bear in a sustained campaign...

  • Leading article: Political reality in a shattered nation
    Tuesday, 16 September 2008

    It would, of course, have been better if Robert Mugabe had been persuaded to step down after his attempt to steal the last general election. But, given the political reality of a divided nation and an effective oppressive police state, that was unlik...

  • Basildon Peta: Call this progress? Not if you care about Zimbabwe
    Tuesday, 16 September 2008

    I am not alone in posting this pessimistic view. There will definitely be no stampede of the millions of Zimbabweans in foreign lands going back to Mugabeland any time soon if my interviews with many of them are anything to go by. For the avoidance o...

  • Letters: Financial mayhem
    Wednesday, 17 September 2008

    Now Hank Paulson blames Wall Street and promises a sweeping overhaul of financial regulation to prevent it happening again. Had he never had any thought of regulating things before? Perhaps Wall Street should employ Stephen Foley to point out the fut...

  • Leading article: Home truths for the police
    Wednesday, 17 September 2008

    There are countless daily examples of officers acting with tact, diplomacy and courage often in difficult, dangerous and demanding circumstances. But the target-setting culture within the police service has distorted their mission so that officers hi...

  • Ian Johnston: Targets have wrecked public confidence in policing
    Wednesday, 17 September 2008

    We should not be too defensive. We do still get it "right" more often than not. Our officers investigate complex enquiries, and there are daily examples of police officers acting with tact, diplomacy and courage often in difficult, dangerous and dema...

  • Letters: Carers and the mentally ill
    Tuesday, 16 September 2008

    After various attempts to work with the local hospitals in the early years, she gave up after repeatedly finding that Gordon had disappeared from his "secure" ward, and she spent many hours in police cars searching cold and rainswept streets. She hel...

  • Daniel Howden: Appeal to Mugabe's former magnanimity fails
    Tuesday, 16 September 2008

    The former union leader confronted his rival with the older man's own eloquence, spoken in 1980 after the end of white rule. Mr Tsvangirai used the words this time to reach out to the same leadership that has had him beaten, imprisoned and charged wi...

  • Leading article: The closing of the British mind
    Wednesday, 17 September 2008

    Prof Reiss had the temerity to suggest that creationism should be discussed in science lessons, if pupils raised the issue. Somehow, it was inevitable that he should be misquoted as recommending that creationism should be taught in schools. All hell ...

  • James K Glassman: America knows that bullets alone will not win this war
    Tuesday, 16 September 2008

    As the American Secretary of Defence, Robert Gates, said recently: "Over the long term, we cannot kill or capture our way to victory. Non-military efforts – tools of persuasion and inspiration – were indispensable to the outcome of the defining strug...

  • Susie Rushton: My personal cheerfulness strategy
    Tuesday, 16 September 2008

    Then I saw an article in a Sunday paper asserting that "neurosis and anxiety" were essentially feminine traits. Call me neurotic, but I find nothing to be more of a motivator than that the discovery you're trapped within the stereotype of a "scientif...

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