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  • Leading article: Finally, a rational debate seems possible
    Monday, 12 February 2007

    More damaging when it comes to drugs these days are accusations of lying, or hypocrisy. So what are we to make of the revelation that the Tory leader, David Cameron, was disciplined for smoking cannabis when he was at school? In the 2005 Conservative...

  • Leading article: That was then. This is now
    Sunday, 11 February 2007

    That does not mean, however, that newspapers should refrain from publishing information about the pasts of public figures. Mr Cameron is entitled not to tell us, but when we find out about the early life of a man who aspires to lead the country, the ...

  • Noam Chomsky: The US says it is fighting for democracy - but is deaf to the cries of the Iraqis
    Sunday, 11 February 2007

    On the US motives for staying in Iraq, I can only repeat what I've been saying for years. A sovereign Iraq, partially democratic, could well be a disaster for US planners. With a Shia majority, it is likely to continue improving relations with Iran. ...

  • Alex Carlile: Terrorvision
    Sunday, 11 February 2007

    The Most Rev Dr John Sentamu is a religious man too, a Christian. He is the Archbishop of York. A former lawyer and High Court judge in Uganda, he has earned enormous respect as one of the world's leading Protestant priests. There is no doubting the ...

  • Letters: GPs' role
    Monday, 12 February 2007

    Those with slightly longer memories will recall that many operations were enthusiastically carried out by GPs in the early days of the NHS. With the demise of cottage hospitals, this has become a rarity. Few GP premises have the space for a properly ...

  • Lionel Shriver: Have you ever read a headline that praised a social worker?
    Sunday, 11 February 2007

    When did you last read headlines like "Social worker lauded for rescuing child from violent parents" or "Nobel Peace Prize awarded to social worker who brought harmony to council estate" or "Neighbourhood mourns passing of beloved social worker"? Not...

  • Lucy Cavendish: I am Lucy. I want to succeed as a novelist. I will do anything
    Sunday, 11 February 2007

    That was just over a year ago. Since then, much has changed. I have rewritten the book, argued over the title and the cover and got obsessed with trying to make it a success. In the middle of all this, I found out I was pregnant and everything took o...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Out of America special
    Sunday, 11 February 2007

    "I stand before you today to announce my candidacy for the presidency of the United States," he declared to thunderous cheers from an estimated 15,000 people outside the Old State Capitol building of Illinois. "Thank you everybody. I love you," he sa...

  • David Usborne: Our Man In New York
    Monday, 12 February 2007

    We were going to see the latest creations of Japan's Yohji Yamamoto in his fifth year designing the Y-3 brand for, yes, adidas. The clothes, presented in the gymnasium of the Hunter College campus on the Upper East Side were, the blurb informed me, a...

  • Leading article: Best for last
    Monday, 12 February 2007

    Well, since then, the worst team in the world has beaten the best team on two more occasions. If this goes on much longer that particular newspaper may want to reconsider its rating system. But more significantly, England yesterday emerged triumphant...

  • Leading article: The Case of the Literary Snobs
    Sunday, 11 February 2007

    Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, who has a hinterland as wide as her smile, meekly accepted English Heritage's literary judgement. She did not say, "I'll give you Austen but Dickens's serials were the EastEnders of his d...

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