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  • Leading article: Policing and protests: the balance still leaves much to be desired
    Saturday, 11 December 2010

    And on the other side, police laying about them with truncheons; police horses charging the crowd, and a return of the hated "kettle", with protesters held for hours on Westminster Bridge. Even allowing for the selectivity of the camera, it is a mino...

  • Letters: Tuition fee protests
    Saturday, 11 December 2010

    Students not only have to pay for their education, but are losing out on potential incomes for the duration of their courses, only to find that on graduation, the types of work available are often no better rewarded than if they had gone to work stra...

  • Leading article: Eloquence of the empty chair
    Saturday, 11 December 2010

    First, despite its huge advances and ever-growing integration into the global economy, China operates on a very different set of values from our own. And second, for all its successes at home and abroad, the opaque and authoritarian regime in Beijing...

  • Peter Stanford: Not so much the crucifixion of Christ as the martyrdom of Saint Julian
    Saturday, 11 December 2010

    The home page is dominated by a picture of the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks and a large-print quotation from him. "You have to start with the truth. The truth is the only way that we can get anywhere." It reads like the sort of gnomic pronouncement y...

  • Leading article: A global agreement remains the planet's best hope
    Friday, 10 December 2010

    Todd Stern, representing the United States, says that the world should not get "hung up" on the need for a definitive outcome from Cancun. He need not have worried. When it emerged that several key governments would only be sending junior officials t...

  • Gordon Brown: A global chance for jobs and justice
    Friday, 10 December 2010

    The Jubilee Debt Campaign, Make Poverty History and Stop Climate Chaos were inspiring examples of people power determining the agendas for development and the environment. The latest petition, an initiative of, which is a global online camp...

  • Leading article: Spaced out
    Saturday, 11 December 2010

    Why did Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin restrict their moonwalk to barely 100 yards? After all, it was a once in a lifetime experience, even once in a blue moon. You might have thought natural curiosity would have convinced them to stray further afiel...

  • Letters: Perspectives on schools
    Friday, 10 December 2010

    Chinese passion for knowledge John Bangs is reported as believing that the Labour government in effect lost its nerve and should have focused on the blueprint for teaching the three Rs ("British schools slump in global league table", 8 December)....

  • Leading article: Trick or treat?
    Friday, 10 December 2010

    This discovery is, of course, counter-intuitive: for years we have assumed that thinking about something desirable increases cravings for it and the likelihood of consumption. But now we know the opposite to be the case. Armed with this knowledge, wh...

  • Katherine Butler: clemency would suit Tehran's interests
    Friday, 10 December 2010

    Adultery is a capital crime for both sexes, but men can avoid committing it simply by entering into a legal temporary "marriage" with another, or several other women, a figleaf arrangement which can be as short as a few hours' duration. A married wom...

  • John Rentoul: Piece of paper for Ms Eagle
    Saturday, 11 December 2010

  • John Rentoul: The (Revised) Banned List
    Saturday, 11 December 2010

  • John Rentoul: Power to the People
    Saturday, 11 December 2010

  • John Rentoul: The Reader
    Saturday, 11 December 2010

  • John Rentoul: The Tenuous Link Prize
    Saturday, 11 December 2010

  • John Rentoul: Is this like Blair rage?
    Friday, 10 December 2010

  • Leading article: Lower does not mean worse
    Friday, 10 December 2010

    Moreover, though prices are down because people put off moving at a time of looming job losses and economic uncertainty, they are also lower because the banks are rationing mortgages, a situation which, in the longer term, will change. And current lo...

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