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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

  • Leading article: Reform will not be a quick financial fix
    Tuesday, 22 February 2011

    His attempts to regain the initiative have been faltering. Last week, Mr Cameron gave an address to leaders of voluntary groups in which he proclaimed how passionate he was about encouraging them. Yet he failed to provide a coherent response to the c...

  • Leading article: A crude mercantilist doctrine stands exposed
    Wednesday, 23 February 2011

    But actions speak louder the words. Mr Cameron's address cannot conceal the fact that he is seeking to arm those very Arab leaders who would deny the people of the region their liberty. Senior executives of the British defence industry have accompani...

  • Geoffrey Robertson: This evil despot must be brought to justice
    Wednesday, 23 February 2011

    The ICC has been cutting its teeth on a few Congo warlords and gnashing them over Sudan's President Omer Hassan al-Bashir (although its indictment might have prompted yesterday's announcement of his early retirement). Its treaty has now been ratified...

  • Leading article: Hugged a little too close for comfort
    Tuesday, 22 February 2011

    Before 2004, there was no question that the Libyan regime was a threat to the safety of British citizens. Though some have disputed that Libya and its agent, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, were the genuine perpetrators of the Lockerbie bomb, there is no disp...

  • Donald Macintyre: This display of eccentricity and menace reinforces sense of a threatened autocracy
    Tuesday, 22 February 2011

    Given that its author has a PhD from the London School of Economics, it was all the more striking for its lack of a sustained argument. Did he really think Libyans could be convinced that the protests were being led by "drunks" and "drug addicts"? Wa...

  • Letters: Can we be sure census information will be safe?
    Wednesday, 23 February 2011

    Census forms are kept secret from the public for 100 years. But EU legislation allows the 2011 census to be shared with all 27 member states, and under the Statistics and Registration Service Act raw census data may be acquired by the police, the int...

  • Leading article: A ring-fenced service feels the squeeze
    Wednesday, 23 February 2011

    The causes of all this churn are complex. Some hospital trusts have overspent and have to make cuts to balance the books, for which the Government can say it is not to blame. Others are downsizing in anticipation of the reforms being pushed through b...

  • Letters: Arab revolution creeps nearer to the oilfields
    Tuesday, 22 February 2011

    Bahrain however, is also headquarters of the United States Naval Forces Central Command and the US Fifth Fleet, which is currently acting in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The Carrier Strike Group that was until recently deployed had launched...

  • Leading article: The tale continues
    Tuesday, 22 February 2011

    The band was manufactured in 1966 specifically for a television show. And some initially dismissed them as the "Pre-Fab Four", since they were so obviously modelled on The Beatles. Yet The Monkees fought for creative control of their work, growing in...

  • Rebecca Front: You can't say no to Comic Relief, right?
    Tuesday, 22 February 2011

    Since its inception in 1985, the charity has made more than 6,900 grants to UK-based projects, and more than 1,800 to projects in Africa and around the world. It is constantly providing vital, life-changing and life-saving support to some of the need...

  • Leading article: Life of pie
    Wednesday, 23 February 2011

    This recognition comes not before time. The pasty's history is entwined with that of our nation. Pasties were first referenced in a 13th-century charter. They appeared in The Canterbury Tales and the plays of Shakespeare. They have had royal endorsem...

  • Jerome Taylor: 'The ground had just swallowed things up'
    Wednesday, 23 February 2011

    Tamsin Edensor, who was working in her office in the centre of the city, could do little more than hide under her desk as the tremors pulsed through the city. "Glass shattered all around us, everything was falling apart and the ground just kept movin...

  • Talbot Church: Queen to 'keep it real' on big day
    Wednesday, 23 February 2011

    As usual, "the Firm" is one step ahead. The reason why a three-tier invitation has been sent out is to ensure that traditional values are maintained without any danger of the Royal Family being accused of elitism or even snobbery. The majority of 1,9...

  • Andrew Buncombe: Undecided – the politician critics saw as a rabble-rouser
    Wednesday, 23 February 2011

    In the aftermath of the 2002 violence that swept through his state, the chief minister campaigned for re-election, promoting himself as a politician who would protect Gujarat against the threat of "terrorists". He was subsequently returned and when, ...

  • Deborah Ross: Pity the poor, overworked fashion hacks
    Tuesday, 22 February 2011

    After all, it's not as if anybody who happens to be well connected can just truck up and have a go. You thought they could? Seriously? Shows how much you know! There is often rigorous training involved of the kind that might include bidding for an in...

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