The Independent | Archive
Home 2011 February

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

  • Leading article: The naming game should be brought to an end
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

    Elements of the press have been sailing close to the wind for several years. But with their character assassination of Mr Jefferies they have tipped over into the ocean of irresponsibility. And now the backlash is coming. Anna Soubry, the Conservativ...

  • Leading article: Egypt: a moment of hope, but also of peril
    Wednesday, 2 February 2011

    This confusion springs from the West's longstanding and misguided policy of propping up repressive autocrats in the Middle East, including Mr Mubarak, for the sake of regional stability. Our leaders are torn between backing the Egyptian people in the...

  • Leading article: Too soon to declare victory on heroin
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

    Before everyone congratulates each other and hails a battle half-won, however, it is important to look more closely at what these figures may and may not mean. Of course, it is a good thing if, as Soca claims, it has made strides in apprehending traf...

  • Letters: Egypt
    Wednesday, 2 February 2011

    On the other hand it slapped crippling sanctions on the Palestinians when they voted, in free and fair elections, for a party the US and Israel disliked. The world is watching with interest America's reactions to the expressed will of the Egyptian pe...

  • Leading article: Why a little knowledge can be dangerous
    Wednesday, 2 February 2011

    What could be objected to about the Coalition Government's scheme to put on the internet a map of every street in England and Wales, along with the statistics on how much anti-social crime, mugging, violence and burglary has taken place in the immedi...

  • Letters: Democracy and dictators
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

    In the Middle East, we are not on the side of right and freedom. We have supported the governments of Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, Jordan, the sheikhs of the Gulf, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against their people. We spout support for democracy now in Egyp...

  • Susie Rushton: All to play for in the Year of the Rabbit
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

    In China, that means little kids in pink bunny outfits and ubiquitous images of white rabbits, but also predictions by economic commentators that China's fortunes will continue to "leap" ahead. Rabbits are infiltrating politics. Last week, the Chines...

  • Leading article: Who are you?
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

    And now the European Union's Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market has ruled that the Dave media consultancy in Soho, central London, has the stronger claim to Davedom, mainly since it got there first. The Dave channel intends to fight on a...

  • John Rentoul: Who and Why is Craig Oliver?
    Wednesday, 2 February 2011

  • Sean O'Grady: Looking bad on interest rates
    Wednesday, 2 February 2011

  • John Rentoul: High-Minded Vacuities
    Wednesday, 2 February 2011

  • Leading article: Green giant
    Wednesday, 2 February 2011

    The news comes on the heels of research at Manchester University which showed that spinach, or the lutein in it, is the best natural medicine in combating age-related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness in Western society an...

  • Talbot Church: Guest list snub for 'too bright' Princess
    Wednesday, 2 February 2011

    I understand that none other than Prince Charles has instructed the guest committee at the Lord Chamberlain's Office that his cousin's name should be excluded. "The Prince has always considered himself the thinking person's royal," a senior courtier ...

  • John Rentoul: Counter-Baiting the Haters
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

  • Deborah Ross: There's a high price tag on the gift of beauty
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

    The sales lady blinked at me blankly and then explained that if I bought three false-bottomed, false-sided skincare products for £987 I would receive a free garish make-up bag along with an eye-shadow containing, at most, a fingerprint of product. "A...

Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Argyll Scott International: FP&A Manager Supply Chain

Benefits: Argyll Scott International: Argyll Scott is recruiting for a Permane...

Austen Lloyd: Commercial Property NQ+

£30000 - £50000 per annum + EXCELLENT: Austen Lloyd: COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SOLI...

Argyll Scott International: Retail Commercial Finance Analyst

Benefits: Argyll Scott International: Due to further expansion, a leading inte...

Langley James : Senior Technician; Promotion & Training Opp; Borough; upto £32k

£27000 - £32000 per annum + training: Langley James : Senior Technician; Promo...

Day In a Page

US immigration: President Obama ready to press ahead with long-promised plan to overhaul 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?

Immigration: Obama's final frontier

The President is ready to press ahead with the long-promised plan to overhaul America's 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?
Bill Cosby rape allegations explained: Why are these allegations coming out now? Why didn’t these women come forward earlier? And why has nobody taken legal action?

Bill Cosby rape allegations explained

Why are these allegations coming out now? Why has nobody taken legal action? And what happens next for the man once thought of as 'America's Dad'
Four years of excruciating seizures caused by the 1cm tapeworm found burrowing through a man's brain

You know that headache you’ve got?

Four years of excruciating seizures caused by the 1cm tapeworm found burrowing through a man's brain
Travelling to work by scooter is faster than walking and less sweaty than cycling, so why aren’t we all doing it?

Scoot commute

Travelling to work by scooter is faster than walking and less sweaty than cycling, so why aren’t we all doing it?
Paul Robeson: The story of how an American icon was driven to death to be told in film

The Paul Robeson story

How an American icon was driven to death to be told in film
10 best satellite navigation systems

Never get lost again: 10 best satellite navigation systems

Keep your vehicle going in the right direction with a clever device
Paul Scholes column: England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil

Paul Scholes column

England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil
Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win says defender as he prepares to return with Hull

Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win

Hull defender faces his struggling former club on Sunday ready to show what they are missing. But he says he will always be grateful to Tottenham
Frank Warren column: Dr Wu has big plans for the professionals yet he should stick to the amateur game

Frank Warren column

Dr Wu has big plans for the professionals yet he should stick to the amateur game
Synagogue attack: Fear unites both sides of Jerusalem as minister warns restoring quiet could take 'months'

Terror unites Jerusalem after synagogue attack

Rising violence and increased police patrols have left residents of all faiths looking over their shoulders
Medecins sans Frontieres: The Ebola crisis has them in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa

'How do you carry on? You have to...'

The Ebola crisis has Medecins sans Frontieres in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa
Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Residents in what was Iraq’s safest city fear an increase in jihadist attacks, reports Patrick Cockburn
Underwater photography competition winners 2014 - in pictures

'Mysterious and inviting' shot of diver wins photography competition

Stunning image of cenote in Mexico takes top prize
Sir John Major: Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting

Sir John Major hits out at theatres

Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting
Kicking Barbie's butt: How the growth of 3D printing enabled me to make an army of custom-made figurines

Kicking Barbie's butt

How the growth of 3D printing enabled toy-designer to make an army of custom-made figurines