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Monday, 6 September 2010

  • Leading article: Failed attacks and primitive politics
    Tuesday, 7 September 2010

    There have been 49 bombs planted in Northern Ireland during the past eight months, compared with 22 during the whole of 2009. This year has also seen 32 shootings in the province as dissident republican groups try to put an end to the peace that ha...

  • Leading article: The neglect of the bigger picture
    Monday, 6 September 2010

    Despite backing AV in its manifesto at the last election, Labour plans to vote against the bill, arguing that the Government is trying to sneak through plans to gerrymander constituencies in favour of the Conservative Party at the same time. In an in...

  • Leading article: Labour's sleepers awake
    Tuesday, 7 September 2010

    The former culture secretary, Tessa Jowell, revealed to this newspaper last week that her phone had been hacked 28 times. All of the Labour leadership candidates have called for a thorough investigation. And Alan Johnson, who was home secretary when ...

  • Letters: Hawking and God
    Monday, 6 September 2010

    He generously concedes that “most sensible religious commentators agree” that to read Genesis as a cosmological textbook is to misconstrue its literary genre. He is also right to insist that believers should never have taken succour in Hawking’s famo...

  • Leading article: A lesson learned?
    Monday, 6 September 2010

    Mr Gove's recognition of the problem is welcome. This newspaper has long argued that the decline in the study of foreign languages in our schools is deplorable. And it is children at state schools who are being let down the most. Private schools stil...

  • Letters: Wiliam Hague
    Tuesday, 7 September 2010

    It is always a delight to read the common sense of Yasmin Alibhai Brown, in this case on the intrusion into the private life of yet another media victim (6 August). If William Hague is as angry as I am about this latest intrusion, I hope he will ta...

  • Leading article: Fair and fowl
    Tuesday, 7 September 2010

    The former Gosport MP is donating the proceeds (£1,645) to Macmillan Cancer Support, rather than keeping them for himself. In a way it is a shame that Sir Peter has left politics, because his decision to forgo the profits of infamy shows that his pol...

  • David Sharrock: As unemployment soars, splinter cells think their time has come
    Tuesday, 7 September 2010

    On the rare occasions when politicians in Westminster are forced to consider Northern Ireland most would be forgiven for shaking their heads in disbelief and asking themselves: "What do these people want?" Of course the question, and its response, re...

  • Kim Sengupta: Dissidents aim to recreate the dark days of the past
    Tuesday, 7 September 2010

    The rise in violence in Northern Ireland does not, of course, mean that the security situation is anything like as bad as when the Provisional IRA and the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) were carrying out their bombing campaigns and loyalist gr...

  • Pablo Munoz: If Northern Ireland is a model, Basques need a Gerry Adams to call order
    Tuesday, 7 September 2010

    That's never an easy thing for an armed organisation to do. But the problem is that Eta currently lacks that sort of Adams figure – even though they have had such leaders in the past. But after so many recent arrests in the last year, the group's hig...

  • Leading article: Pig out
    Monday, 6 September 2010

    The trouble is that wild boar are thriving a little too well in Germany. In the Rhineland they are destroying crops and even, occasionally, invading small towns in search of food. Local farmers are calling for the army to be brought in to deal with t...

  • Caroline Lucas: Give the voters real choice
    Monday, 6 September 2010

    At the moment, the UK uses four different voting systems in national elections: first past the post for Westminster; AMS (Additional Member System) for the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly; regional party lists for the European Elections; and S...

  • John Rentoul: Perhaps they mean ironic
    Tuesday, 7 September 2010

  • John Rentoul: The Empty Victory
    Monday, 6 September 2010

  • Ben Chu: Taking the Blair bait
    Monday, 6 September 2010

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