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  • Leading article: Cold comfort from abroad
    Tuesday, 8 June 2010

    There is talk of a Canadian-style "star chamber", which will pressure senior officials and ministers on their spending plans. And the deficit reduction process will, apparently, be shaped by public consultation and debate. This follows Nick Clegg's c...

  • Leading article: Mr Osborne's case for cuts by consent
    Wednesday, 9 June 2010

    Thirteen years on, it is perhaps not surprising that a government headed by two men who have spent a part of their working lives in public relations so clearly appreciates the need to prepare the ground before elaborating unpopular measures. Nor is i...

  • Leading article: Far too little, far too late
    Tuesday, 8 June 2010

    It is shamefully obvious that both the charges, which were scaled down over the years, and the penalties, are derisory. This was a huge chemical disaster. The thousands killed and injured at the time constitute only a small proportion of those affect...

  • What Wales wants and what Wales gets
    Wednesday, 9 June 2010

     

  • Letters: Spending cuts
    Wednesday, 9 June 2010

    Dominic Lawson and Steve Richards (8 June) have given excellent critiques about the proposed cuts in public spending. Mr Richards comes to a succinct conclusion that it is possible to be united and wrong, while Mr Lawson has exposed the insincere s...

  • Leading article: Check-out time for Sir Terry
    Wednesday, 9 June 2010

    And Sir Terry has steered Tesco far beyond the world of grocery retailing. Its stores now sell almost everything from clothing, to electronics, to insurance, to broadband services. There has been international expansion too, with stores opening in Ea...

  • Sean O'Grady: In Chancellor's 'Axe Factor', which cut will you vote for?
    Wednesday, 9 June 2010

    No one is quite sure which arm of the state will be acclaimed as the new Susan Boyle, or if the Department for Work and Pensions will unexpectedly turn jobseeker's allowance into the new Jedward. In any case the Government has already decided some of...

  • Letters: Firearms
    Tuesday, 8 June 2010

    Although the Prime Minister is right to caution against overreacting to the Whitehaven tragedy, there are strong arguments for reform of Britain's rag-tag firearms legislation. The Firearms Act, as hurriedly amended following the Hungerford and Dun...

  • Leading article: Just rewards
    Tuesday, 8 June 2010

    This makes sense. The "bin tax" was hated, not only because the technology that made it possible was seen as snooping, but because it seemed less about recycling than making money. Councils now have to come clean: if they really want us to recycle mo...

  • Aziza Sultan: No one shows concern. I sometimes wish that I had died in the accident
    Tuesday, 8 June 2010

    I picked-up my two-year-old daughter, Ruby, and six-month-old son, Mohsin, while my in-laws also gathered themselves together. [Her husband was away from Bhopal for work]. We started running towards Hamidia hospital. When we reached there, there was ...

  • Leading article: Artistic licence
    Wednesday, 9 June 2010

    But the fact is that not all artistic restoration jobs are so unambiguously beneficial. When Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper in Milan was restored there were some areas of the fresco that were beyond repair. The restorers decided to re-paint these pa...

  • Richard Garner: Pressure is intense – but system is not unique to China
    Wednesday, 9 June 2010

    Several countries whose higher education institutions punch above their weight in international university rankings use similar tests. More than 54,000 students in Ireland will begin sitting the Leaving Certificate today – the national exams which de...

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