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  • Letters: West Bank settlements
    Saturday, 20 September 2008

    Renting space from his company is tantamount to HM Government condoning Israel's settlement-building, supporting clear violations of international law, which in some cases amount to grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and hindering the po...

  • Leading article: Mr Brown and his muddled mutineers
    Saturday, 20 September 2008

    The extreme fragility of the markets seems to have brought about a pause in the mutiny against his leadership. Even Mr Brown's most ferocious internal critics appear to accept that there is something recklessly parochial about seeking to topple a pri...

  • Leading article: Hope of a better future for Israel and Palestine
    Friday, 19 September 2008

    The outgoing Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, was serious about the peace with the Palestinians, but his reputation had become too tarnished by repeated allegations of personal corruption and his disastrous handling of the invasion of Lebanon in 2006. It...

  • Pick of the commentators">Pick of the commentators
    Saturday, 20 September 2008

  • Letters: Creationism
    Friday, 19 September 2008

    The best science education seeks to relate science to the real world and not to duck students' difficult questions. Michael Reiss is entirely innocent of advocating the teaching of creationism in science lessons, as anyone who bothered to read throug...

  • Leading article: Shoot first, ask questions later
    Friday, 19 September 2008

    On this issue, the authorities are sensibly acting on the precautionary principle; in markets as febrile as these it is right to take the cautious line. If short selling did contribute to the crisis at HBOS, and still threatens yet more banks with ne...

  • Steve Connor: Never let the facts get in the way of a story
    Friday, 19 September 2008

    But wait a minute. Isn't this the official position of the Royal Society, and indeed the Government? As the Royal Society itself said in a statement announcing Professor Reiss's departure: "If a young person raises creationism in a science class, tea...

  • Stuart Wheeler: Don't vote for Tories without a referendum promise
    Friday, 19 September 2008

    By now, it is reckoned that the cost of regulation alone to the UK is £48bn, perhaps much more. And if Lisbon goes through there will be more integration, and regulation will get more and more expensive. So, we – or the British Government – have to w...

  • Margaret Pagano: Don't blame the bankers
    Friday, 19 September 2008

    This schadenfreude towards those involved in the financial crisis is not only misplaced but distasteful. From the rolling camera crews parked outside Lehman Brothers to the front-page pictures of workers taking home their belongings in black bin bags...

  • Leading article: Star quality
    Friday, 19 September 2008

    Ivanov is to be followed by Twelfth Night with Derek Jacobi, Madame de Sade with Dame Judi Dench and then Hamlet with Jude Law, all of which are already nearly fully sold out. And Grandage has done this as an offshoot of a quite different tradition o...

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