Saturday, 16 June 2012
IoS letters, emails & online postings (17 June 2012)Sunday, 17 June 2012
In reality only a minority, mainly sheep and some cattle, enjoy this way of life compared to the thousands confined indoors in a barren environment. The vast majority of our poultry and pigs have long been factory farmed. The scandal of intensively b...
All together now ... 'Just one cornetto, give it to me'Sunday, 17 June 2012
A survey of the top 10 catchiest advertising jingles ever, by the makers of Chicken Tonight sauces, has just put the long-running 1980s Cornetto ad on top, chased by Go Compare!, P-p-pick up a Penguin, and A Mars a Day. Six of the 10 are confectioner...
Patrick Cockburn: Greece's day of reckoning dawns in a climate of anger and uncertaintySunday, 17 June 2012
In practice, the Syriza leader, Alexis Tsipras, is saying openly only what New Democracy members hint at privately. The majority of Greeks want to stay in the eurozone, but reject the programme of tax rises combined with salary, pension, job and publ...
Tom Hodgkinson: 'A good bonfire still brings us together'Sunday, 17 June 2012
The bonfire was thought to purify and protect. It also bonded communities. A 16th-century description of the custom by the historian John Stow stresses the unifying and healing nature of such fires: "...they would invite their neighbours and passenge...
The Emperor’s New ClothesSunday, 17 June 2012
No, it's the incessant noise of the weather whingers as their sense of climatic entitlement is foiled by an entirely typical British season. "This," they pout (and the tone of voice implies a hand on hip and the stamp of a tantrumy foot), "is the WOR...
Leading article: Osborne has run out of excusesSaturday, 16 June 2012
What cannot be denied, however, is that things have not worked out as Mr Osborne hoped. The Chancellor admitted in the Budget three months ago, and repeated at the Mansion House last week, that his plans to cut public borrowing are now on a different...
Paul Vallely: The Russians will help us in Syria only if we help themSaturday, 16 June 2012
The violence in Syria has escalated significantly in the past 10 days. The evidence against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, from 23 separate massacres, has mounted steadily to the point where Amnesty International has accused Syria of "crime...
Hail Mary, the perjurer's loyal wifeSaturday, 16 June 2012
Eleven years ago, almost to the day, another court heard from a wife about a diary, obviously in very different circumstances. This was Jeffrey Archer's perjury trial at the Old Bailey when Mary Archer came to her husband's rescue by recalling that t...
Katy Guest: Sorry about the naff gift, Dad, but it's all your own faultSaturday, 16 June 2012
I'm sorry for the personalised golf tees, the amusing signs and pictures relating to sheds, and I'm really sorry for the hastily put-together calendars made out of photos of your snotty children that you will now have to look at for the rest of the y...
D J Taylor: Murdoch didn't meddle and Ms Price writesSaturday, 16 June 2012
It was a good story, impressively told, but at this stage in the proceedings evidence of Mr Murdoch's titanic interference is approximately as controversial as the idea that Katie Price might not have written the books to which she cheerfully signs h...
Letters: Ridicule could be fatal for CameronSaturday, 16 June 2012
If anything, being threatened with a disputed metaphorical "bucket of shit" poured over your head by Kelvin MacKenzie was substantially less damaging than David Cameron's cringe-making textual relationship with Rebekah Brooks. Cosy invites to "countr...
Donald MacInnes: Art through the looking glassSaturday, 16 June 2012
It was a photograph of a woman staring at her inverted image in a mirror at Sotheby's in London. What was odd was that said mirror is actually a work of art called (or not) "Untitled" by Anish Kapoor. It will be auctioned on Tuesday and its starting ...
Katy Guest: Rant & Rave (17/06/12)Sunday, 17 June 2012
Rebekah Brooks's hair has been talking to us again, according to the media and other Brooks observers. Last time, at the Leveson inquiry, the hair was contradicting its owner, as in: "Brooks wore a demure dress and revealed little of any import, but ...
To those who can’t see the point of International Women’s Day: you are the very reason it exists
To see what Ukraine's future may be, just look at Lviv's shameful past
Western leaders cannot face a ‘looming’ war. So I guess they'll patch something up - and let Russia gobble part of Ukraine
International Women's Day: Here's why it matters
Dear 'The Sun', breast cancer isn't sexy
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