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Tuesday, 27 April 2010

  • Leading article: David Cameron's cynical moral panic
    Wednesday, 28 April 2010

    Yet Mr Cameron never abandoned his old theme of social breakdown. And yesterday, he returned to it with all the vigour of a bible-thumping preacher. "Something is broken", he declared before an audience in London. "Society is broken". This is a mista...

  • Leading article: The unfinished green revolution
    Tuesday, 27 April 2010

    They have also developed credible policies to help achieve that, which their respective environment spokesmen were pushing yesterday. Labour proposes to establish a green infrastructure bank and to promote home insulation. The Tories want to speed up...

  • Independent Live!: Cambridge podcast
    Wednesday, 28 April 2010

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  • Greed is God: The Genesis of the Christian share index
    Wednesday, 28 April 2010

    When St Paul penned his first letter to Timothy, little did he know that his musings on wealth would turn out to be one of the most misquoted passages of the Bible. Christianity's most zealous convert was actually making a much more nuanced point. "F...

  • Leading article: This debt is still outstanding
    Wednesday, 28 April 2010

    The investment made by taxpayers in Royal Bank of Scotland, where we collectively now hold an 84 per cent stake, is already showing a clear profit. There is an argument in the City about how exactly the taxpayers' 41 per cent holding in Lloyds should...

  • Jeremy Laurance: Detection, diagnosis and treatment in one appointment
    Wednesday, 28 April 2010

    Or so critics of the major research trial released today thought. "Many people told us that this was a complete non starter," said Professor Jane Wardle, director of the health behaviour research centre at University College and a member of the trial...

  • Diane Abbott: Let's revive the spirit of anti-racism
    Wednesday, 28 April 2010

    The campaign reverberated through Left politics in London and beyond. It encapsulated a number of themes: multi-racial resistance to fascism; concern about police brutality and an overweening state and, above all, simple solidarity. And these themes ...

  • Ben Chu: Is Nick Clegg getting above himself?
    Tuesday, 27 April 2010

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  • Independent Live!: Oxford podcast
    Tuesday, 27 April 2010

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  • Leading article: A perilous electoral stalemate
    Tuesday, 27 April 2010

    The latest twist in the sorry saga of Iraq's 2010 parliamentary elections came yesterday, when the country's independent electoral commission went back to ask its judicial review panel for clarification about a recount. The panel had ordered a manual...

  • Kim Sengupta: Intervention in Yemen has come too late to halt slide to extremism
    Tuesday, 27 April 2010

    Al-Qa'ida now has a firm presence in the country thanks, partly at least, to the government of President Ali Abdullah Saleh doing little to combat the influence and recruitment drives of Sunni extremists. Yemen, an impoverished country where guns out...

  • John Curtice: Would Alternative Vote be better than the status quo?
    Tuesday, 27 April 2010

    Our latest poll puts the Conservatives first on 32 per cent, just ahead of the Liberal Democrats on 31 per cent, while Labour are behind in third place with 28 per cent. However, under the current system such a result would probably mean Labour would...

  • Letters: Hung parliament
    Wednesday, 28 April 2010

    The opinion polls are pointing to a hung parliament, and to Labour having the smallest share of the popular vote among the three biggest parties. Attention is focusing on what Nick Clegg would do in that case, but the focus should be on Gordon Brow...

  • Leading article: Political battle
    Wednesday, 28 April 2010

    Anyone wishing to see a real confrontation in a legislative setting should take a look at the scenes from the Ukrainian parliament yesterday. Eggs flew and smoke bombs were detonated. Brawls broke out around the chamber. The speaker, Volodymyr Lytvyn...

  • Robert Verkaik: Bureaucrats are abusing powers designed to trap terrorists
    Wednesday, 28 April 2010

    But the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) does not entertain the idea that the criminal justice system of another EU member state is capable of delivering an unjust outcome. The underlying rationale of the EAW is that there is rough uniformity across Eur...

  • Letters: A question of religion
    Tuesday, 27 April 2010

    I am married to a Catholic and have allowed our two children to be brought up in that faith. We are a free-thinking zone because I am a deity sceptic. Yet I have to acknowledge that there are many wonderful people in the Church, both priests and la...

  • Leading article: Monster myths
    Tuesday, 27 April 2010

    But the most touching revelation to emerge from the official Loch Ness monster archive is the protective instinct of the Scots. Reports that a dastardly London couple, armed with a special harpoon gun, had recruited a posse to hunt it down, were met ...

  • Daniel Howden: Authorities must stop playing blame game and end this shameful waste
    Tuesday, 27 April 2010

    Beyond the blame game over responsibility for the ongoing disaster of gas flaring in the delta region, there is an opportunity when solving this problem to ease some of the tensions that have contributed to unrest in the first place. Along with all t...

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