Wednesday, 10 October 2007
Leading article: Elderly people deserve a far better deal from the stateThursday, 11 October 2007
If he is unsure what that should be, then let us tell him. Our national failure to support frail and vulnerable people is one of the great unacknowledged scandals of our time. As the years pass, we have ever more old people and yet we do less and les...
Jeremy MacClancy: Look at those hillbillies! Dressing in grass skirts!Thursday, 11 October 2007
The trail-blazer was Bruce Parry's Tribe, which astonished BBC chiefs by drawing viewers in their millions. Each programme sees Bruce go live with a bunch of villagers for a month, where he does something daring (stick-fight with Olympic-level locals...
Leading article: The Chancellor assumes the mantle of his predecessorWednesday, 10 October 2007
To call Alastair Darling's report more political than economic would be an understatement. One clear purpose, if not the central purpose, was to neutralise last week's Conservative initiatives, delivered when an election did indeed appear imminent. F...
Letters: Inheritance taxThursday, 11 October 2007
At present, when one partner in a marriage dies their assets pass tax-free to the surviving spouse. The proposed change to IHT appears to allow the deceased partner's IHT allowance to be transferred to their spouse or civil partner which, in turn, is...
Leading article: The generals take their revengeThursday, 11 October 2007
Details are only now emerging of the systematic ruthlessness of the crackdown which quietened the streets of Rangoon in the days after the monks marched in their tens of thousands. The holy men have been stripped and incarcerated. Prisoners are vicio...
Jeremy Laurance: Managers must always act in interests of patient careThursday, 11 October 2007
Anyone reading the Healthcare Commission's latest report may now reconsider. One in 10 patients catches an infection while in hospital that they would have avoided had they stayed away. They claim thousands of lives and cost billions of pounds but re...
Michael McCarthy: We need every megawatt the sea breeze has to offerThursday, 11 October 2007
Increasingly, whenever we look out to sea from our coastline, the turning blades of wind turbines will be visible in the distance, glinting in the sun as they revolve. For offshore wind power is likely to take the lead as the main generating source i...
Letters: Afghanistan's poppy cropWednesday, 10 October 2007
Chemical spraying was proven wholly ineffective in Colombia. Not only did it merely displace illegal coca cultivation to more remote areas, aerial spraying there led to starvation and displacement of entire farming communities, while posing severe he...
Leading article: The French connectionWednesday, 10 October 2007
The Nato decision is the most tangible evidence of a shift in French foreign policy. It will no doubt be portrayed in Washington as France coming in from the cold after the isolation of the Chirac years. But M. Sarkozy's motives are more complex. The...
Michael Brown: It's time for Cameron to challenge Labour orthodoxyWednesday, 10 October 2007
Whether Mr Darling's copycat proposals relating to air passenger duty, measures to close private equity tax loopholes and the doubling of inheritance tax thresholds, will cut the ground from under the Tories' feet remain to be seen. At first sight, h...
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