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Top 10: the week’s most read

Jeremy Clarkson, God and Brick Lane curry houses.

By New Statesman

1. Why the left is wrong on Jeremy Clarkson

Clarkson’s call for strikers to be “shot” was an unfunny joke that required no comment from anyone. By George Eaton.

2. Science, God, and the ultimate evolutionary question

Until science proves the origin of the very first cells, many will wheel out God as the default explanation. By Andrew Zak Williams.

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3. Why Unison is wrong to seek the sacking and arrest of Jeremy Clarkson

The public sector trade union scores a spectacular PR own goal. By David Allen Green.

4. Gary Speed and press intrusion in the post-phone hacking era

It’s no different from any other “death knock”, wizened hacks tell me. Well, I agree. By Steven Baxter.

5. The myth of “unaffordable” public sector pensions

Forcing workers to pay more is a political choice, not an economic necessity. By George Eaton.

6. The dark side of Brick Lane’s curry houses

Caterers form the first ever Bangladeshi workers union in the UK, to tackle poor working conditions and wages. By Rowenna Davis.

7. Debts, deficits and Toby Young

The Telegraph blogger’s response to my ebook on austerity is interesting but ill-informed. By Mehdi Hasan.

8. Paul McMullan and the denial of privacy

Why privacy is not just for “paedos”. By David Allen Green.

9. Why we plan to strike on 30 November

Raising pension contributions is a hardship tax on public sector workers to pay down the deficit. By Dave Prentis.

10. Only some of this is about Jeremy Clarkson

Try to forget one man and his silly comments. By Steven Baxter.

 

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