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Sunday, 11 July 2010

  • Leading article: The police still have questions to answer
    Monday, 12 July 2010

    And if there are questions to be asked, then they also need to be asked of the media. The minute-by-minute reporting of Moat's final hours, albeit from a distance, can only be described as voyeuristic. When Moat's brother termed what happened "a publ...

  • Leading article: Hard times for the young
    Sunday, 11 July 2010

    As we report today, graduates are feeling the squeeze. They recognise that the jobs market is competitive; that a 2:2 degree is not worth what it was; that they enter the jobs market carrying a debt burden of student loans not borne by previous cohor...

  • Leading article: Schism might be a better option
    Monday, 12 July 2010

    It is no exaggeration to say that the climate in the Anglican church for a generation and the whole of Rowan Williams's seven-year tenure at Canterbury have been poisoned by the conflict between liberals and traditionalists, of which the role of wome...

  • Richard North: Another half-hearted war, another defeat
    Sunday, 11 July 2010

    In fact, there are better parallels, uncanny ones, between this and the earlier but less well-known withdrawal from Al Amarah, in the northern part of the then British sector of occupied Iraq. Al Amarah is the capital of Maysan Province, the second m...

  • Andrew Martin: Why are we men so bad at putting aside childish things?
    Sunday, 11 July 2010

    At the start of the film, Woody, Buzz, and all the other inhabitants of the toy box, have a problem: they aren't getting played with. Andy, their owner, is 17, and about to go to college. Every yard sale and spring- clean that comes up brings the thr...

  • DJ Taylor: Graduates take heart – I was turned down by 'Scouting Weekly'
    Sunday, 11 July 2010

    According to one survey, each vacancy on offer to the current crop of university leavers is currently being pursued by 69 applicants. To make matters worse, further data chewed over by the business columnists suggested that British graduates compare ...

  • Peter Popham: A Gandhi of the Indian jungle
    Monday, 12 July 2010

    His peaceful home amid high forest trees on the outskirts of the town of Hazaribagh, thronging with children and small animals, is a sort of al fresco university for anybody interested in sharing the wealth of his capacious brain and crossing swords ...

  • Letters: Health policy
    Monday, 12 July 2010

    For the past 62 years, various political leaders have insisted the NHS is safe in their hands and that they can deliver health care more efficiently. In reality services have been continuously destabilised in order to establish a competitive market s...

  • Leading article: The real winner
    Monday, 12 July 2010

    South Africa, for its part, rose to the – considerable – challenge. The venues were completed in time. Visitors were made welcome and enjoyed themselves. Fears that tourists could fall victim to the country's high incidence of crime were soon shown t...

  • IoS letters, emails & online postings (11 July 2010)
    Sunday, 11 July 2010

    Your article described the newly formed UN Women as "a single powerful body". It will need to be. Many women and men around the globe will be looking to it to ensure that their issues are at the forefront of all areas of development. A colleague has ...

  • Carol Sarler: Saunders beat the medi-porn merchants, too
    Sunday, 11 July 2010

    What clearly irks some observers is that Miss Saunders' tribulations have only now come to light, almost a year after diagnosis and with the treatment behind her. She has conducted, they say, a "secret" battle; she even attended Wimbledon in what we ...

  • Paul Vallely: Netanyahu stretches the world's patience
    Sunday, 11 July 2010

    The country's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was clearly taken aback by the level of support for Shalit's parents who were demanding a prisoner swap with Hamas. He should not have been. In a country with conscription for its Jewish citizens, alm...

  • Matthew Bell: The IoS Diary (11/07/10)
    Sunday, 11 July 2010

    Radio 4 boss Mark Damazer thought The Archers plotline about Pip and Jude was so incredible he contacted the programme's editor, Vanessa Whitburn, to intervene. In case you've missed it, Pip, the 17-year-old daughter of David and Ruth Archer, h...

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