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Monday, 19 July 2010

  • Leading article: A rushed education revolution
    Tuesday, 20 July 2010

    The Government's haste is understandable. The Education Secretary, Michael Gove, wants to start delivering on the Conservatives' flagship manifesto promise as soon as possible. And there is other reforming legislation for education waiting in the pip...

  • Letters: Stabilising our population
    Monday, 19 July 2010

    Rather than repeat myself this time, let me quote others Lawson can add to his extensive demonology: "Population stabilisation should become a priority for sustainable development" (Kofi Annan); "It would be absurd to deny that the necessary global t...

  • Leading article: A chance to clear the air in Washington
    Monday, 19 July 2010

    Mr Cameron has business to attend to in Washington, on Europe's behalf as well as our own, and the several hours he's been allotted with the President are the best chance he is likely to have for a while to put Europe's viewpoint across. Relations be...

  • Leading article: The right kind of aid
    Tuesday, 20 July 2010

    Following the $7.5bn that Congress allocated last October for development projects over five years, the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, yesterday unveiled another $500m, the announcement timed to coincide with her touchdown in Islamabad, en r...

  • Robert Verkaik: The criminal justice system is not equipped for compassion
    Tuesday, 20 July 2010

    Tony Nicklinson is a strong-willed man who is determined to end his own suffering. His wife and two daughters want to do everything they can to ease his torment, but know that by hastening his death they expose themselves to criminal prosecution and ...

  • Antony Gormley: The site is a real challenge to artists
    Tuesday, 20 July 2010

    On it over the last 11 years we have seen the pomp of the plinth itself made void (Whiteread's invented translucent upended copy of the plinth on the plinth), the lessons of history unlearnt (Woodrow's bronze head, book and tree with its tentacle lik...

  • Leading article: Reinventing the wheel
    Monday, 19 July 2010

    Some will no doubt suggest that this particular cloud has a large silver lining, in that high petrol and insurance prices will presumably propel a number of people out of their environmentally unfriendly cars and on to public transport, bicycles or t...

  • Jeremy Laurance: This treatment will revolutionise distribution, reduce costs and dramatically improve safety
    Monday, 19 July 2010

    Before the first batches became available in September, negotiations opened with the medical profession over who was to deliver the vaccine and for how much. Ultimately, the British Medical Association agreed a deal under which GPs would be paid £5.2...

  • Letters: the burka
    Tuesday, 20 July 2010

    I have always supported the right of women to choose how they dress and any attempt to try to stifle the right of Muslim women as shown by Philip Hollobone MP will be strongly challenged (report and leading article, 17 July). That is why I welcome ...

  • Hidden world above the pavement
    Tuesday, 20 July 2010

    A vague, geographically suspect discussion ensued. Not one of us could say for sure whether it had always been there or whether it was a new addition to the skyline. A quick Google revealed it to be the new Strata building, at 147 metres and 43 store...

  • Leading article: Literary legacy
    Tuesday, 20 July 2010

    Now a Tel Aviv judge has ordered that the vaults in Zurich, which hold the manuscripts, be opened, although only to the eyes of one Kafka specialist who will itemise the contents and report back to the judge. We hope, in common with the rest of the w...

  • Benedict Rogers: Delhi risks finding itself on the wrong side of history
    Tuesday, 20 July 2010

    Than Shwe is a master of manipulation, playing rivals off each other and ensuring he doesn't place all his eggs in one basket. While China is his big protector, providing an economic lifeline, arms supplies and diplomatic cover, Than Shwe is avoiding...

  • Is Sarah Palin the heir to Shakespeare?
    Monday, 19 July 2010

     

  • Leading article: Grubby ideas
    Monday, 19 July 2010

    A Dutch scientist, Marcel Dicke, says that while 10 kilograms of feed generates just one kilogram of beef, and a few more of pork, the same amount can produce no less than nine kilograms of locusts, which are, incidentally, exceedingly nutritious and...

  • Letters: Population growth
    Monday, 19 July 2010

    I always enjoy Dominic Lawson's regular dusting-off of his familiar anti-OPT rant ("Affluence, not control, is the answer", Comment, 13 July), uncontaminated as it always is by any reference to what we and our patrons actually say, and resounding ins...

  • David Usborne: The PM will never bring America to a standstill
    Monday, 19 July 2010

    At least there were some corny TV images when Tony Blair went to George Bush's ranch in Texas – but Obama doesn't have one of those, and Cameron is not a natural for the buddy role. Mr Cameron has said he doesn't want Britain to be "slavish" in its d...

  • Denis MacShane: The message Mr Cameron must deliver
    Monday, 19 July 2010

    Tomorrow, a British Prime Minister is in Washington to meet a US President for the first bilateral since the election. Like Clement Attlee or Tony Blair, can David Cameron shape arguments and a strategic vision that help President Obama as well as Na...

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