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  • Leading article: A welcome change of tone from a visiting president
    Friday, 11 January 2008

    The same goes for the tenor and substance of Mr Bush's remarks in Jerusalem yesterday. Not only did he call on Israel to withdraw from Arab land captured in 1967 – apparently the first time he has said this publicly – but he broached the possibility ...

  • Leading article: A primary that promises a truly vintage campaign
    Thursday, 10 January 2008

    The outcome of the New Hampshire primaries is little short of stunning. The maverick New England state renewed its eight-year-old love affair with Senator John McCain, disregarding his advancing years to give him a convincing victory over his nearest...

  • Letters: Dental care
    Friday, 11 January 2008

    Quite early on I was astonished at the greed of some of my colleagues. One I knew quite well as a competent and respected professional decided that he was worth more than could be legitimately earned on the fee per item system operated by the NHS at ...

  • Leading article: The case does not stack up
    Friday, 11 January 2008

    Despite all the efforts of the industry to improve its image over the years, nuclear fission remains a uniquely dangerous technology. The risks of a Chernobyl-style meltdown may have receded, but there is still a significant hazard from nuclear waste...

  • Jeremy Laurance: How the search for free dental care became like pulling teeth
    Friday, 11 January 2008

    Tony Blair's pledge at the Labour Party conference in 1999 that everyone would have access to an NHS dentist has turned to ashes. Latest figures from last year, showed that just 55.7 per cent of adults and 70.5 per cent of children had seen an NHS de...

  • Katy Guest: Why can't people who are ill stay off work?
    Friday, 11 January 2008

    Well I hope that the hot lemon pushers are satisfied, because this week Britain has been hit by an infectious fever of coughing, spitting and vomiting the like of which has not been seen for years, and it's all down to those bloody-minded soldierers-...

  • Letters: US Election
    Thursday, 10 January 2008

    The Rev Dave Thompson Preston, Lancashire Sir: Mary Dejevsky is correct in every way ("Is it worse to be a woman than a black man?", 8 January) . I was the scheduler [diary manager] for Hubert Humphrey during his career and retired after 13 years as ...

  • Leading article: An anachronistic offence
    Thursday, 10 January 2008

    In any case, the laws are inactive. No one has been imprisoned for blasphemy since 1922. The legal community generally accepts the judgment of Lord Denning in 1949 that the blasphemy laws have become a "dead letter". Even the Church of England is not...

  • Leading article: Retirement plans
    Friday, 11 January 2008

    That little subvention should go nicely with the advance from the memoirs deal and the small change that rolls in from addressing the odd conference. Oh, and don't forget the mission to bring peace to the Israelis and Palestinians as Middle East envo...

  • Anthony Rose: All the fruit – and cheaper
    Friday, 11 January 2008

    We soon found that this South American nation could deliver every bit as much fruit from the classic French varieties of chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, merlot and cabernet sauvignon as Australia or California. And it was cheaper. But despite one or two...

  • Leading article: Hold the front page!
    Thursday, 10 January 2008

    To be sure, Mr Obama's journey thus far has been incredible. In his advance from modest and complicated circumstances to his promising start in this year's US presidential race, he has a story that rivals the inspirational narrative of "The Man from ...

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