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  • Leading article: Progressive, or pandering to popular prejudice?
    Thursday, 19 April 2007

    This all betrays a fatal misunderstanding on the part of the Government of how an open and growing economy functions. Will a civil servant in Whitehall really be able to judge whether a particular worker will be of benefit to the economy? Are we seri...

  • The Third Leader: Under pressure
    Friday, 20 April 2007

    Another study has found that commuters employ nine ways to cope, including meditation, chewing gum, staring at other attractive commuters, and reading. It's that last tactic which I should like to explore, as this space today is aimed at providing so...

  • Letters: Morals of abortion
    Thursday, 19 April 2007

    To claim the right to abortion and to recognise that right in law, means to attribute to human freedom a perverse and evil significance, that of an absolute power over others and against others. This is the death of true freedom. Today, in many consc...

  • Leading article: The balance has changed
    Thursday, 19 April 2007

    More recently, the reputation of HRT as the miracle treatment has taken a few knocks, which was probably only to be expected. The notion that there could be a magic pill that mitigated the worst effects of the menopause without causing any adverse si...

  • The Third Leader: Rites of spring
    Thursday, 19 April 2007

    Everywhere, we are unkiltered. What, for example, is to become of the great canon of folklore celebrating May as summer's start? Ribboned poles, festooned mummers, hobby horses, general prancing about to shouts of "Oi!": all are stranded in the futur...

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