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  • Letters: Rape law
    Wednesday, 3 September 2008

    To catch up with even the 20th century, the law should be replaced with the simpler "sexual assault", with degrees of severity, and factors such as degradation to be considered. This way, it will be irrelevant what implement may be used. The crime is...

  • Leading article: King and country
    Wednesday, 3 September 2008

    So which side has justice on its side? The protesters of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) complain that the present government is attempting to subvert the constitution, and that Mr Samak is merely the puppet of the exiled former prime minis...

  • Dr Kate Bradley: How do-gooders invaded the Victorian East End
    Wednesday, 3 September 2008

    Without a welfare state as we would know it to fall back on, families did the best they could to survive on limited means – resorting to charitable handouts or midnight "flits" to avoid rent collectors, to give but two examples. Some – such as those ...

  • Michael Berry: A controlling man who could not face failure
    Wednesday, 3 September 2008

    At this stage it is difficult to diagnose a mental illness without further information but it is reasonable to assume that he was clinically depressed, albeit undiagnosed. It is highly likely he would not have discussed it with his GP or family membe...

  • Letters: End this farce of exams with pass rates of more than 95 per cent
    Tuesday, 2 September 2008

    David Jones (letters, 25 August) appears to applaud the fact that the modular system for A-levels allows potential failures to be "screened out" at the end of the first year. Pupils who might, with support and encouragement, have gained one or more A...

  • Leading Article: Football crazy
    Tuesday, 2 September 2008

    A decade ago, the club was owned by a local lad named Francis Lee, a former City striker who went on to become a successful toilet paper manufacturer. Fast forward a decade and City has just been offloaded by the former prime minister of Thailand to ...

  • Leading Article: A last chance for Russia to come in from the cold
    Tuesday, 2 September 2008

    The statement, when it was finally released, bore signs of compromise, but perhaps fewer than either those advocating the sternest possible treatment of Russia or those preferring to tread more softly had feared. Some will be disappointed that strong...

  • As the world sees it... Hurricane Gustav
    Tuesday, 2 September 2008

    The scope of the evacuation was extraordinary even by the standard set by Hurricane Katrina, when some 800,000 residents evacuated. Governor Bobby Jindal and his staff, as well as federal and local officials, deserve praise for managing the logistics...

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