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  • Leading article: Our criminal ignorance of cannabis
    Sunday, 16 September 2007

    Now that confusion, which was perhaps inevitable as changes in public opinion, government policy and scientific research interacted, has become a real problem. The Government responded slowly to the liberalisation of attitudes, in which our campaign ...

  • Martin Bell: British arms are killing the world's children
    Sunday, 16 September 2007

    The UK was an influential supporter of a ban on the manufacture, sale and export of anti-personnel mines. As a result of that treaty, the use of these abhorrent weapons has all but ceased. An estimated 39 million of these devices have been destroyed ...

  • Sarah Churchwell: The rise of the fat white bastard
    Sunday, 16 September 2007

    Sir Trevor McDonald was officially cleared by Ofcom of racism in calling Bernard Manning a "fat white bastard". Ofcom's reasoning was that the comment was "satirical", adding that it was clear that McDonald's joke was meant to parody Manning's own re...

  • Rod Morgan: They smoke, drink and behave badly. Will we never learn?
    Sunday, 16 September 2007

    The conclusion from the Unicef report that prompted such public hand-wringing when published in the spring, and from other comparative data, is clear. Despite our relative wealth, our young people come out worst among a score of European countries on...

  • Leading article: The Bank of England has at last acted - but this crisis is not over
    Saturday, 15 September 2007

    Three days later, the Bank has been forced to do just that, injecting an extra £4.4bn of funds into the money markets and, late on Thursday, moving to provide emergency assistance for the beleaguered Northern Rock. And yesterday saw something not see...

  • Michael Williams: Readers' editor
    Sunday, 16 September 2007

    Take this complaint from reader Tina Williams from London. "Are you short of staff, short of content, or is your editor too busy? Why send someone with a passionate dislike of Sting to review the Police gig? 'It's Sting, unbeaten champion of the Bigg...

  • Vicki Woods: By the end of fashion week, even the least fashionable among us will know who Agyness Deyn is
    Sunday, 16 September 2007

    Fashion week is good for newspapers, especially when the model-of-the-moment is home-grown, acceptably pretty and humbly born, thus making for a lot of very satisfying rags-to-riches articles. Lovely Agyness, born Laura Hollins in Stubbins, Lancs, on...

  • Letters: EU referendum
    Saturday, 15 September 2007

    The campaign would be dominated by the xenophobic prejudices of much of the press, so we should remember that the EU is, above all, foreign. It speaks other languages, a heinous crime for most monolingual Brits. The EU inhabits the same space as Isla...

  • Leading article: Dedicated to the art of following fashion
    Saturday, 15 September 2007

    To many people, this concern may seem incidental to their lives. They draw more fun than serious reflection from the cultish jamboree surrounding couture and are not going to feel under enormous pressure to cash in their ISAs to buy a pair of Balenci...

  • Katy Guest: Gordon, Maggie, and late-flowering love ...
    Saturday, 15 September 2007

    You can just see them in 10 years' time, giggling on a sofa as Davina shows the couple their "best bits" – Gordon and Maggie's eyes first meeting across a crowded despatch box; Gordon trying to get Maggie's attention by writing Where There's Greed: M...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Out of America
    Sunday, 16 September 2007

    This may be the seat of government of the most powerful country on Earth. But it's also America's last colony, whose inhabitants have yet to get the vote. Now, more than two centuries after Washington DC came into being, that may finally be about to ...

  • Leading article: Flawed science
    Saturday, 15 September 2007

    One result is that many efficacy tests on animals appear to make drugs seem better than they are. Some initially indicate an improvement of 50 per cent. But when the study has been carried out properly, the measured improvement falls by half. The dru...

  • Richard Garner: Food for thought in learning game
    Saturday, 15 September 2007

    His theory that schools should be spending more time looking at neuroscientific research would seem to be bearing some fruit – particularly as a result of the school's own experience in developing a distance learning foreign languages package which i...

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