The latest tangle over immigration is a telling illustration of new Labour's two greatest weaknesses: its anxiety to please business and its wish simultaneously to placate popular prejudice as expressed mainly by the Daily Mail and the Sun.
Far from being anti-science, as George Carey suggests, the Koran demands scientific study. Now Musli
Mark Lynas proposes that we should forgive the PM for Iraq if he can redeem himself by embracing a b
Forget illegal immigrants. A cosmopolitan class, young, mobile and restless, move from country to co
Of the token hangers-on who make up the Anglo-American "coalition of the willing", only Australia re
Observations on the media and Haiti
Observations on prime ministerial condolences
Observations on counter-terrorism
Cities soon bounced back from 9/11 and, despite repeated warnings of terror attacks, are now said to
It is not only by bombing and invasion that the George W Bush regime gets rid of governments it doesn't like. It also uses subversion and economic sanctions.
Everyone wants to stop people-trafficking. But in impoverished Nepal, the earnings of exiled workers
Argentina went overboard for GM crops. Now its farmers face a decline in production, reports Sue Bra
The debate on asylum and immigration has become polarised.
The Chinese are now the largest student minority in UK universities. At huge cost, they come to get
They lower academic standards, jump the queue for benefits, spread TB: these are the charges flung a
The century's big issue is not equality in the conventional sense. It is whether we can share with o
Observations on the environment
Tony Blair should hold his nerve. Far from regarding EU enlargement on 1 May as a threat - because it will allow unrestricted access to migrants from the new member states - the UK should see it as an opportunity.
They come from all corners of the globe, but only when they meet their strange, lonely deaths, as th
Changes in the character of war partially account for the mass murders of the past century. But the
Observations on the war on terrorism
Russian policy in Chechnya is breeding terrorists
If you are looking for creative ideas on our future, tune in to the World Social Forum
The first thing that Hilary Benn has done at International Development is to support a democracy-cru
Why do we need GM crops? Nobody suggests that food will taste better as a result. They will not provide Nigella or Jamie with opportunities to dazzle us with exciting new recipes ("try my GM soya souffle"). GM is not supposed to make us fitter and younger.
As blood continues to be spilt in the Middle East, peace on earth has never seemed so unachievable.
Buried deep beneath the schmaltz and tinsel of this season of excess is a message for us about our p
At some point in 2004, a major British target - parliament, perhaps, or the London Tube, or a big shopping centre, or a sports stadium - will suffer a terrorist outrage. It is not a question of if, but when. So we are told. We were told the same at the end of 2001, and at the end of 2002.