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Sunday, 25 July 2010

  • Leading article: Mr Cameron's antiquated passage to India
    Monday, 26 July 2010

    Of course, all the platitudes about the rising economic clout of India that we will hear this week are correct. At a time of global economic weakness, India continues to power ahead with estimated growth of 9 per cent this year. Because India has dem...

  • Letters: State revenge
    Monday, 26 July 2010

    Judicial revenge fails on every level and disastrously so. While removing offenders permanently from society would seem to be a guaranteed route to a safer society, on a purely statistical level that has not shown to be the case. But there is a far m...

  • Leading article: Stressful times continue
    Monday, 26 July 2010

    Some have suggested that the CEBS process was not rigorous enough. The economic scenarios used were relatively benign. They modelled a slowdown in growth, not a severe, double-dip recession. And the estimated potential sovereign debt writedown losses...

  • Frances Cairncross: The way to fund our universities
    Monday, 26 July 2010

    This success is now under threat. And the threat arises from the fact that universities have another vital role, which starves them of cash and distorts the way they behave. Universities are the gateway through which young people must pass in order t...

  • DJ Taylor: In a philistine age, who is still willing to speak up for Auntie?
    Sunday, 25 July 2010

    The Conservative Party has ancient scores to settle – some of them perfectly legitimate – and the Secretary of State for Culture, Jeremy Hunt, has already made ominous noises about a readjustment of the licence fee. The Murdoch press has been sniping...

  • Menzies Campbell: Iraq was always wrong. Now we have proof
    Sunday, 25 July 2010

    Before Chilcot, we had to rely on leaked documents such as telegrams from diplomats, accounts of meetings held round the sofa at No 10, and, for lawyers, the crown jewels of the Attorney General's written advice to the Prime Minister. The Hutton and ...

  • Leading article: Dressing down
    Monday, 26 July 2010

    Some have inevitably seen this as an act of petty spite, but we would question whether this was such an unreasonable decision. Armstrong's charity is certainly a laudable cause and one can certainly understand his desire – having suffered from testic...

  • D J Taylor: We all love a sporting bad boy
    Monday, 26 July 2010

    Throughout these breathless résumés of a life lived out in both the front and back ends of the red-top newspapers clanged the tocsin of mitigation. As Steve Davis, who played several hotly-contested matches against Higgins in the 1980s, put it: "To p...

  • David McNeill: Seoul divided over merits of annoying the neighbours
    Monday, 26 July 2010

    Supporters of conservative President Lee Myung-bak, who has effectively ended a decade of rapprochement with Pyongyang, say it is time to send a clear message that the world has had enough of the incessant sabre-rattling north of the border. Critics ...

  • IoS letters, emails & online postings (25 July 2010)
    Sunday, 25 July 2010

    If anyone in the United States Congress or elsewhere has any credible evidence to suggest that BP and/or the British government put pressure on Kenny MacAskill MSP to allow Abdelbaset al-Megrahi to go back to Libya to die in return for access to Liby...

  • Leading article: Mavericks rock the boat
    Sunday, 25 July 2010

    As the votes were counted in May, it became clear that a government based on Labour and the Lib Dems would be hard to form and harder to sustain. And we accept that one of the consequences of a more proportional voting system would be that parties wo...

  • Lisa Markwell: If 'MasterChef' is on, who gives a fig for politics?
    Sunday, 25 July 2010

    In fact, I've been glued to this week's celebrity spin-off, despite the fact that the contestants are not terribly famous, and that they appear to know nothing about food. When a veteran of Brookside correctly identifies one of the ingredients of an ...

  • Kids, eh? Now they persist in being useful and contented
    Sunday, 25 July 2010

    The proportion of children aged 11 to 15 who have taken drugs on at least one occasion fell from 29 per cent in 2001 to 22 per cent last year. The number of those using alcohol has dropped from 61 per cent to 51 per cent. Most shockingly of all, wher...

  • Melanie McDonagh: If we truly care for others, that goes for Venables too
    Sunday, 25 July 2010

    But it's somehow fitting that the only picture of him we shall ever have is that of the schoolboy who, with his friend Robert Thompson murdered poor little James Bulger, aged two. Because that is the identity in which he is forever fixed; for most of...

  • Rhiannon Harries: 'I can't quite believe anyone really wants to smell like Jennifer Aniston'
    Sunday, 25 July 2010

    Innumerable celebs and hemi-semi-demi-celebs have trodden the path of eponymous fragrances before her, not all of them of the shameless Britney/ Paris/J-Lo variety. The reasonably credible likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Halle Berry have also stood...

  • Katy Guest: Don't pair up just for Britain's sake. Nick tried that ...
    Sunday, 25 July 2010

    For the news, unsurprisingly, does not show singletons in a happy light. People who live alone, uSwitch points out, spend more money on living essentials than people who live as couples, and in an inexplicable coincidence are less happy as a result. ...

  • Matthew Bell: The IoS Diary (25/07/10)
    Sunday, 25 July 2010

    The sale of Channel 5 to Express Newspapers proprietor Richard Desmond prompted Tom Bower to pen a damming piece in yesterday's Guardian, decrying Ofcom for "lowering the threshold of suitability of the prospective owner of a TV channel". Readers le...

  • James Burton: Whatever happened to ... Iceland's volcanic ash
    Sunday, 25 July 2010

    The Icelandic volcano which had been spewing ash into the atmosphere stopped erupting in late May, and this inconvenient natural phenomenon called Eyjafjallajokull has since behaved itself. In April, when the cloud suddenly brought northern Europe to...

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