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  • Leading article: Somalia projects a message of violence
    Tuesday, 13 July 2010

    "Deplorable" such attacks certainly are, aimed as they are at causing the maximum death and injury to civilians – in this case football fans watching the World Cup final at two separate locations in the Ugandan capital on Sunday evening. Calling them...

  • Leading article: The official feebleness continues
    Wednesday, 14 July 2010

    But nothing can justify what has happened in the banking sector since then. Bankers took this unprecedented public assistance (along with government guarantees that drove down the cost of their funding) and used it to pay huge bonuses to their employ...

  • Leading article: A capitulation to vested interests
    Tuesday, 13 July 2010

    It is true that the FSA has not been a tremendous success since its foundation in 2000. But the watchdog's failures have come where ministers have failed to back it up in its various battles with the food industry. The FSA's regulatory remit will now...

  • Ben Chu: Markets, discipline yourselves
    Wednesday, 14 July 2010

  • Letters: Rising world population
    Wednesday, 14 July 2010

    Too many of us to all be rich When Dominic Lawson yet again aims his invective at those concerned about human numbers, my blood boils (Opinion, 13 July). Affluence is not the answer to the solution of a rising world population. Any hope that "aft...

  • Leading article: A slow march to progress
    Wednesday, 14 July 2010

    Some protesters travelled miles to Ardoyne, so determined were they to be affronted by the Orangemen. The two sides were thus maintaining an equilibrium between those who seek to annoy and those who seek to be annoyed. A peace process is in place, an...

  • Martin Hickman: Mr Lansley, junk food and idiocy
    Wednesday, 14 July 2010

    The difference is that this former private secretary to Norman Tebbit has not been railing against corporations. Instead, he has been embedding their views in policy. While other coalition ministers are making plans to protect the public from rogue b...

  • Archie Bland: 'As soon as they get over the threshold, you're toast'
    Wednesday, 14 July 2010

    And get me they did. What a horrible thought it is, to realise that something tiny, disgusting and ravenous has been nipping at you in your sleep. The lurid red blotches up my flank and down my arm were pretty unpleasant, and the constant urge to scr...

  • Tom Hall: We may travel less, but the news isn't all bad
    Wednesday, 14 July 2010

    There are many sobering stories for travel firms, airlines and hotel companies here, not least of which is the headline number: 10.4 million fewer overseas trips were made by Brits in 2009 than in 2008. This isn't just a continuation of the decline i...

  • Kim Sengupta: British soldiers' trust of Afghan comrades in arms will be shaken
    Wednesday, 14 July 2010

    This was the second time in eight months that a member of the Afghan security forces has turned his gun on his British allies. But, realistically, there is no alternative to continuing with the policy of working alongside the Afghan forces. It has be...

  • How serious is Sarah Palin about 2012?
    Tuesday, 13 July 2010


  • Letters: Lords and education
    Tuesday, 13 July 2010

    Labour argues that the proposals to increase the size of constituencies and make them more equal is "gerrymandering". Quite the reverse is true. Currently the average size of a constituency in Wales is 55,000; in Scotland and Northern Ireland it is...

  • Leading article: No thanks
    Tuesday, 13 July 2010

    On the field of play these men with whistles and cards are expected to combine the omniscience of God with the judgement of Solomon and the patience of a saint. They need to see every incident with perfect clarity, even if it is behind their back. Th...

  • Jessica Duchen: Prestigious commissions come with a health warning
    Tuesday, 13 July 2010

    In 2007, Sam Hayden's Substratum was truncated at short notice with only three of seven movements performed. A slip in the programme told the audience simply that it had "proved impossible" to prepare the whole thing. Another case was John Casken's S...

  • Leading article: Home comforts
    Wednesday, 14 July 2010

    Most people can probably deal with fewer work junkets. But the prospect of a British holiday will be a harder sell for many, especially those brought up on Fawlty Towers. Yet there is no cause for despondency. Basil Fawlty is a distant memory. The UK...

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