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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

  • Leading article: Troubles as deep as the oceans lie ahead
    Thursday, 18 November 2010

    He has chosen a suitably scandalous target. Hundreds of tonnes of dead fish – up to half of all stock landed by some estimates – are ditched back into the ocean by fishing fleets each year so that they do not breach their catch quotas set under the E...

  • Leading article: The intelligence services have grown too powerful
    Wednesday, 17 November 2010

    But yesterday sixteen individuals, who claim to have suffered torture abroad in which UK intelligence forces were complicit, were awarded compensation by the Government. This raises an awkward question. If the claims of these individuals had no truth...

  • Letters: Perspectives on political violence
    Thursday, 18 November 2010

    The limits of non-violence Dominic Lawson (Opinion, 16 November) advocates the policy of peaceful protest, drawing on such diverse examples as last week's protest against tuition fees and Aung San Suu Kyi's campaign against the military regime in...

  • Leading article: A modest blow to the bonus culture
    Thursday, 18 November 2010

    The second is almost as negative, which is that it is just a way of minimising the effect on bankers' pay of restrictions to be finalised by the EU next month. These will defer the payment of most bonuses and limit the proportiion paid in cash. But t...

  • Katherine Butler: The compelling plot behind Ireland's woes
    Thursday, 18 November 2010

    Being in Ireland in the week when the country's bank worries spun into an existential crisis for the eurozone was eye-opening. You can understand the frustration of the Irish government at the suggestion implicit in much international comment, that t...

  • Letters: tuition fees
    Wednesday, 17 November 2010

    All the time, in the course of my professional life, I encounter other lawyers, doctors, scientists, mathematicians, teachers and members of many other professions who have sprung from humble roots and have achieved great distinction in their chosen ...

  • Harriet Walker: Have the courage to go Dutch
    Wednesday, 17 November 2010

    Fewer than 10 per cent of women work full-time in the Netherlands, hardly any have impressive titles or the sort of ritzy corner office that comes with them, and the gender pay gap remains enormous. Twenty-five per cent of Dutch women don't even make...

  • Leading article: The price of drugs does not work
    Wednesday, 17 November 2010

    A group of consultants and patients' representatives is calling on the Government to halt a practice whereby companies can rake in profits by charging very high prices for drugs that have required little or no additional research. They accuse the com...

  • Leading article: Nostalgia for croquet in the afternoon
    Thursday, 18 November 2010

    As for Prezza, we knew he was partial to a bit of outdoor landscaping, what with his afternoons of croquet on the lawn at Dorneywood and all that. And what is good for outdoors has to be good for indoors, too. So give the man a break. But this little...

  • Katy Guest: Clothes are also required when wearing tights
    Thursday, 18 November 2010

    What's even stranger is that this winter, women are walking around in just a shirt, coat, tights and boots, as if they are all trapped in horrible dreams in which they have accidentally come into work without their skirts on. Do they ever catch their...

  • Callum Roberts: This practice is no good for fishermen or fish
    Thursday, 18 November 2010

    One of the worst practices is known as "high grading". People do it all the time. It's when fish already caught are discarded to make room for other, more profitable catches. It might be that a skipper has a good catch at the end of a trip so gets ri...

  • Sean O'Grady: A bailout is on the way, if the markets are to be believed
    Thursday, 18 November 2010

    So that is why the big powers in the European Union are determined to bail Ireland out sooner rather than later. The experts flying to Dublin are going to be there for longer than one of the famous weekend breaks that can be so enjoyably spent in the...

  • Ben Chu: Are bank bonuses good for taxpayers?
    Wednesday, 17 November 2010

  • Leading article: Towards a modern monarchy
    Wednesday, 17 November 2010

    But there is encouragement here, too, for modernisers. Prince William is the first in the direct line of succession to be marrying a commoner – without any of the fuss or implied disapproval that previous generations of the Royal Family would have fa...

  • Boyd Tonkin: This award wants to get down with the kids
    Wednesday, 17 November 2010

    Yet none of these pleased the Costa panel enough. Instead they opted for the blend of murder mystery and campaigning fervour in Kishwan Desai's Witness the Night; for Aatish Taseer's sometimes semi-documentary tale of new cash and old vices in boom-t...

  • Deborah Ross: An open letter to the bosses of Channel 4
    Wednesday, 17 November 2010

    "Dear Channel 4, I would like to apply for the job of bullying poor, fat people on TV, and have already mastered many of the horrifyingly belittling but necessary phrases. For example, I can shout: 'DO YOU WANT TO GO TO AN EARLY GRAVE? DO YOU?' And: ...

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