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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

  • Leading article: Dangers that lurk when Nato's ambition exceeds its grasp
    Thursday, 23 June 2011

    In such circumstances, discontent and impatience are naturally coming to the surface. Libya's rebels are unhappy with the level of support they are receiving, even though the UN resolution provided only for the protection of civilians. They are also,...

  • Leading article: Too many changes of mind from the Prime Minister
    Wednesday, 22 June 2011

    Mr Cameron stated yesterday, as his government made the latest in an extraordinarily long list of U-turns – this time over the sentencing of convicted criminals – that he did not for one minute think it weak for a government to listen to the public a...

  • Letters: Perspectives on British manufacturing industry
    Thursday, 23 June 2011

    We are exporting our expertise to China Yvonne Cook, ("Here's the proof that Britain can make it", 7 June), writes an up-beat assessment about the state of British manufacturing. Apparently, the BBC programme Made in Britain holds that the real v...

  • Leading article: Justice must always begin at home
    Thursday, 23 June 2011

    And this week, by coincidence, an Essex teenager, Ryan Cleary, was arrested on suspicion of involvement in cyber attacks which may have targeted CIA and other US computer systems. Before any extradition request is considered, key changes are needed i...

  • Andrew MacGregor Marshall: Why I decided to jeopardise my career and publish secrets
    Thursday, 23 June 2011

    The obvious question is: why? The answer is that – incredibly, a decade into the 21st century – this is the price that has to be paid for trying to tell the truth about an apparently modern and open country: Thailand. Thailand claims to be a democrac...

  • Paul Vallely: A welcome move, but thousands remain political prisoners
    Thursday, 23 June 2011

    Ai Weiwei is a brave man. But he is one of the lucky ones. He is an artist of international renown and his detention prompted a worldwide campaign for his release. Protest exhibitions, winning wide-scale media coverage, have been held in top art gall...

  • Letters: IMF stokes debt crisis
    Wednesday, 22 June 2011

    I believe that the IMF and the European Central Bank have, in their actions, turned a problem into a crisis. By making large loans to Greece instead of supporting the market in Greek debt by buying that debt they have caused the crisis of confidence ...

  • Leading article: Northern Irish disturbances that mar wider progress
    Wednesday, 22 June 2011

    The district's barbed wire and industrial-strength steel mesh are just five miles away from Holywood in County Down, the pleasant seaside town where Rory McIlroy honed the golfing skills which won him the US Open at the weekend. The elation generated...

  • Griff Rhys Jones: Be a local busybody. It's exactly what your city needs
    Wednesday, 22 June 2011

    The top achievement of mankind is developing those confusing brick warrens where we all live. Towns are complex, exciting, functioning, infuriating, semi-organic machines. They are a mad mixture of human traffic, habitation and flowery tubs – sometim...

  • Leading article: Faster, higher, stronger – and more Celtic
    Thursday, 23 June 2011

    They have lost the battle. Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish players can be selected – and it is up to them whether to play. It would be a pity if they refused. Olympic football is mainly for players of 23 and under, so precedents for the profession...

  • Deborah Ross: At last, a dating website for the plain ugly
    Thursday, 23 June 2011

    Still, ugly people – as well as plain people generally – must fight back, which is why I have established PlainPeople.com, the first service of its kind, and an exciting advance in dating. Or, as our MD puts it: "This will allow plain people to conne...

  • Rik Ferguson: Lulz Sec show up the data risks of our times
    Wednesday, 22 June 2011

    Lulz Sec, a group of hackers who have "taken it upon themselves to spread fun, fun, fun, throughout the entire calendar year" have a track record when it comes to releasing personal data that falls into their hands. They have been responsible for the...

  • Leading article: The writing's on the wall
    Wednesday, 22 June 2011

    For Locke's books – nine novels and one work of non-fiction – have been published only in electronic format, for download by owners of Kindles and similar computer tablets. True, he charges only 99 cents for one of his Donovan Creed mystery-thrillers...

  • Sean O'Grady: Greek rage will remind many of a spoilt child's tantrums
    Wednesday, 22 June 2011

    Overall, the government is aiming to reduce the budget deficit by about 3 per cent of Greece's national income in the next year or so, rather faster than George Osborne wants to see the UK's deficit decline. Some 82,400 state workers in Greece have b...

  • Natalie Haynes: Night of the living metaphors
    Wednesday, 22 June 2011

    So why have zombies suddenly become the monster du jour? Like vampires, they operate as virtually any metaphor you wish. Zombies represent the mindless consumerism of our age – hammering hopelessly on the windows of a mall in Dawn of the Dead, they l...

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