Airline pilots are on the front line of the ID card battle: "Our members are incensed by the way they have been targeted as guinea pigs in a project which will not improve security. We will leave no stone unturned in our attempts to prevent this, including legal action to force a judicial review if necessary."
- A profile of Tasmin Omond, one of the protesters who scaled the Houses of Parliament to protest against a third runway at Heathrow.
- The £303 trillion time bomb. Go back to sleep, Britain, Gordon Brown stood back and let all of this develop, but your government is in control. Go back to sleep, Britain, here's another season of X-Factor! Here's 56 channels of it!
- A victory for asylum-seeker health-care.
- 42 writers attack the idea of 42 day detention without charge: "We don't know how lucky we are to live in a nation where police officers have all of six weeks to discover why they've locked us up."
And finally, how do they come up with these top 100 lists anyway? Andy Atkins and Barbara Stocking not in the top 50?