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Saturday, 17 March 2007

  • Leading article: Cannabis: a retraction
    Sunday, 18 March 2007

    Indeed, this newspaper's campaign was less avant-garde than it seemed. Only four years later, The Daily Telegraph went farther, calling for cannabis to be legalised for a trial period. We were leading a consensus, which even this Government - often g...

  • Rosie Boycott: Skunk is dangerous. But I still believe in my campaign to decriminalise cannabis
    Sunday, 18 March 2007

    Sitting on the grass in Hyde Park, armed with a packet of cigarette papers and the contents of a Benson & Hedges, I rolled my first joint. The dope made me happy. It seemed such a much better way to get high than my parents' nightly tipple of she...

  • Leading article: Education and information can unblock Britain's social mobility
    Saturday, 17 March 2007

    The reasons for concern are not hard to divine. Graduate parents fear that their sins - in having been to university - will be visited on their children in the form of reverse discrimination. They worry that their offspring could be penalised by thei...

  • Rowan Pelling: Love is... never getting a good night's sleep
    Sunday, 18 March 2007

    My mother and father slept in the same bed until the day my father died of cancer, at home. When my older siblings and I were small we often piled in too. I remember my mother telling me that she always held my father's hand until she fell asleep, an...

  • Leading article: Waste not, want not
    Saturday, 17 March 2007

    One frequent complaint was the way in which major supermarket chains coerce shoppers, by their packaging strategies, into buying more food than they need. If you want two apples but are faced only with packs of four, or four carrots but are offered o...

  • Jemima Lewis: Lost in the brave new world of the NHS
    Saturday, 17 March 2007

    It sounded mysterious and rather thrilling: a sort of health-care treasure hunt with a trail of clues leading to the blood test of one's desire. But I remember now - having spent most of the morning trying to decode my piece of paper, and the website...

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