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Sunday, 21 September 2008

  • Gerald Kaufman: It could be worse. The schoolboys could be in charge
    Sunday, 21 September 2008

    I duly delivered the message to Gordon Brown, who was opening a new school in my constituency, a state-of-the-art college whose construction was made possible by this government's policies. During his tour of the gleaming premises, the Prime Minister...

  • Letter: Creation debate
    Monday, 22 September 2008

    The different interpretations of the word "theory" (to a scientist, the fundamental principles behind phenomena, and to a non-scientist, one hunch out of possibly many) shows that we scientists made a mistake in continuing to refer to Darwinism as a ...

  • Marcus Tanner: Let's hope gentrification's had its day
    Monday, 22 September 2008

    Us downwardly mobiles feel a spring in our step. We never worshipped at the altar of "gentrification". Indeed, I left my first pad in north London to escape gentrification. I didn't like the cut of those hard little couples who poured in, and drove o...

  • IoS letters & emails, 21 September 2008
    Sunday, 21 September 2008

    Jerry Savill Commander, Central Operations, Metropolitan Police London SW1 A shotgun has a lethal range of 40 metres – if the cartridge contains bird shot. However, if it contains a solid slug, it will easily penetrate armour at about 50 metres. We d...

  • Matthew Bell: The IoS diary
    Sunday, 21 September 2008

    The late gardening writer Christopher Lloyd, famous for his garden at Great Dixter in East Sussex, was a much-loved figure and an inspiration to many. Not least to his neighbour and fellow scribe Sarah Raven, it seems. The BBC TV gardener, bulb we...

  • Message Board: McCain's running mate: a boost or a setback for women?
    Sunday, 21 September 2008

    Palin is hilarious. I hope McCain wins so that we can get to see how awful she is. Can you imagine her being elected over here? Neil McGowan 'Fraid so. It could even happen – Jade Goody could stand for office. Rob Give Palin a chance. She's c...

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