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Letters: Camerons words will give Isis new recruits David Cameron exhorts us not to refer to Isis as Islamic State because this exaggerates its importance, but he goes on to exaggerate its importance far more by claiming that Isis poses an existential threat to the West.
The Independent | 4 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Greek tragedy casts a dark cloud over George Osborne's first Conservative-only Budget In theory, George Osbornes preparations for the first Conservative-only Budget since 1996 should have been easier than the six he delivered under the Coalition, because they involved a lot of frustrating horse-trading with the Liberal Democrats.
The Independent | 4 hours, 55 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Letters: Failure to integrate has led to radicalisation Until increasing work commitments and financial pressures clipped my wings in recent years, I was fortunate enough to travel widely. When I last bothered to count, I had totted up more than 50 countries that I have either visited or lived and worked in.
The Independent | 4 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Libraries have shut, spare rooms are taxed and social care budgets slashed - so how are we meant to look after the elderly? Like some phantom limb, severed long ago but still prone to aches and twinges, the Big Society continues to trouble the Government. This week, Jeremy Hunt felt its ghostly throb. The Health Secretary scolded us all for failing to help the swelling numbers
The Independent | 5 hours, 6 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
A university which is a hotbed of offence-taking isnt a university but an ideological prison camp and indoctrination centre So how did you spend the extra time last week that leap second inserted into our clocks to keep them in sync with the fickle Earths rotation? I spent my second wondering how many more it would take to slow down the ageing process. How many leaps before th
The Independent | 5 hours, 20 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Throughout history, debt and war have been constant partners | Giles Fraser: Loose canon As Greeces spending on weapons shows, its not pensions or benefits that cripple economies, its the military-industrial complexSomewhere in a Greek jail, the former defence minister, Akis Tsochatzopoulos, watches the financial crisis unfold. I wonder how p
The Guardian | 5 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Who cares if Rihanna's BBHMM video is feminist or not? She's the one with the power Rihanna has directed the music video for her latest single 'B*tch Better Have My Money', and it is violent, intense and unnerving, raising all sorts of questions without answering any of them.
The Independent | 6 hours, 26 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Men! If you name your penis, youre a tool | Rupert Myers The revelation that seven out of 10 men name their sex organs things like Hercules and Russell the Muscle is nothing short of disastrousWhen I introduce people to the gun show, its convenient to be able to refer to my prominent, masculine biceps by their
The Guardian | 6 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Nicholas Winton saved me from the Nazis. I only found out 50 years later | Alf Dubs In 1939 I arrived in London on a Kindertransport from Prague. Decades later the special man who rescued hundreds of Jewish children became a firm friendIt was long after I arrived on a Kindertransport in London in the summer of 1939 that I first heard of
The Guardian | 7 hours ago | comment? | recommend
Telepathy technology is coming are you scared? | Rhodri Marsden Dont panic! Facebook may be working on thought transmission, but I for one dont think a dystopian future is around the cornerAdvances in the field of artificial intelligence are invariably greeted with concern about an imminent robot uprising. Similarly,
The Guardian | 7 hours, 32 minutes ago | comment? | recommend