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Monday, 11 April 2011

  • Leading article: A missed opportunity for radical reform
    Tuesday, 12 April 2011

    That fact was revealed in spectacular fashion in 2008, when the previous government rescued the sector with taxpayers' money. This was the only route available. The alternative was to see a general economic collapse, quite possibly followed by social...

  • Leading article: Saying sorry is not enough. Only a full inquiry will suffice
    Monday, 11 April 2011

    No one should be fooled by the News of the World's bathetic pose or effusion of crocodile tears. News International's "mea culpa" may sound contrite but it is nothing more than an attempt to draw a line under a story that won't go away. What the comp...

  • Leading article: Mr Ouattara's troubles are still not over
    Tuesday, 12 April 2011

    So far, so good. A final shoot-out, it appears, was avoided. Mr Gbagbo was taken to the headquarters of his rival and said to be in good health. The intention of the Ouattara camp is that he should stand trial. And this is where the next stage of com...

  • Letters: The AV referendum
    Monday, 11 April 2011

    Canada conducts its general elections under the FPTP system. Nevertheless, Canadians will be heading to the polls in a federal election for the fourth time in seven years as the past three general elections resulted in minority governments. The curre...

  • Leading article: A divisive move that Sarkozy may regret
    Monday, 11 April 2011

    Such considerations should weigh on the minds of people in France as their own kulturkampf against the wearing of the full veil gains legal teeth – and as a number of French women make it clear that they feel more, not less, determined to wear the bu...

  • Donald Trelford: Murdoch's enemies are winning this battle
    Monday, 11 April 2011

    Is it that the newspaper world is collectively embarrassed, or even in denial, or that it thinks final judgement should be suspended until the Metropolitan Police have completed their second inquiry? It was certainly an awkward coincidence for the or...

  • Steve Connor: How a money-making strategy from the 1960s left behind a toxic legacy
    Monday, 11 April 2011

    The reason Britain has the biggest waste mountain of civilian plutonium in the world is down to a bad decision in the 1960s when the nuclear industry proposed turning nuclear waste from civilian reactors into plutonium for burning in fast-breeder rea...

  • Letters: Burka ban is an attack on Muslim religion
    Tuesday, 12 April 2011

    In the past, the French have taken great pride that the government does not involve itself in religious matters. Clearly, this is no longer the case. How long it will be before the state intervenes in other personal matters such as religious expressi...

  • Leading article: All in the mind
    Tuesday, 12 April 2011

    Golf has a claim to be the cruellest of sports. Not in simple terms of life and death: this year's Grand National is too fresh in the memory to argue that. Nor in terms of personal, one-on-one ruthlessness: witness the humiliating demolition job that...

  • Agnès Poirier: This excessive law tempts me to put a veil on myself
    Tuesday, 12 April 2011

    And where does it matter to keep religion out? "Public spaces" in the political meaning of the term: courts, hospitals and schools, where we are all bound to interact as citizens of one unified nation. What Nicolas Sarkozy's ill-advised law is doing ...

  • Deborah Ross: Running a bath is a good start for an intern
    Tuesday, 12 April 2011

    Still, it's good to have it all out in the open, and should anyone still wish to pursue "work experience" through me then I think it's fair I'm clear about what I'd expect them to do, as follows: * Help with my "research" by clearing out the hall cup...

  • Leading article: Short story
    Monday, 11 April 2011

    Oh, the unpredictable vagaries of fashion. Who could have guessed back then that today it would be virtually the opposite. Everyone from Barack Obama and David Cameron downwards wants to be seen in their new shorts these days, and the trend is catchi...

  • Dominic Prince: Leap to the defence of a noble sport
    Monday, 11 April 2011

    The breeding and racing of horses is a huge, multi-billion-pound industry that has grown up over more than 200 years. Consider if you will that more than 70,000 people attended the record-breaking Grand National, millions watched the spectacle on tel...

  • Norman Lamb: If we get this reform wrong, patients are going to suffer
    Monday, 11 April 2011

    At the heart of the Government's reform package is a very important principle, which most health policy experts agree on. We have to empower GPs to develop services to help keep patients out of hospital and we must make them responsible for the money...

  • Michael McCarthy: The world cannot allow these species to die out
    Monday, 11 April 2011

    In June 2012, the South American country will be hosting Rio Plus 20 – a major global conference to mark the 20th anniversary of the "Earth Summit" on environment and development held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992. It was the meeting of world leader...

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