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Monday, 14 January 2008

  • Leading article: At last, Mr Brown looks to the future
    Tuesday, 15 January 2008

    Yesterday he put all that behind him with a clear statement of his vision of Britain's place in a Europe which can build international financial stability, remove regulatory restrictions on the world economy, promote free trade, help the world's poor...

  • Leading article: Time we opted-in to a more humane system
    Monday, 14 January 2008

    The problem lies in the issue of consent. Nearly three-quarters of the British public claim they would be willing to donate their organs in the event of a fatal accident or premature death. But only a quarter of us are on the register giving our expl...

  • Leading article: Extortionate fees and empty threats
    Tuesday, 15 January 2008

    This newspaper has long argued that these charges are indeed illegal, on the grounds that they bear no relation to what it costs the banks to deal with such overruns. Put simply, it does not cost a bank £30 to bounce a cheque. But the banks will not ...

  • Letters: Preventative medicine
    Monday, 14 January 2008

    Very few medical interventions actually prevent disease, immunisations being a rare example of ones that do – they merely modify the progression of disease risk factors. So the statins and aspirin taken to "prevent" cardiovascular disease in fact del...

  • Leading article: Blogging for freedom
    Monday, 14 January 2008

    Fouad al-Farhan, Saudi's most popular blogger, was arrested in Jeddah last month. It hardly came as a surprise. Mr al-Farhan, who wrote under his real name, had made his reputation railing against the corruption of the Saudi royal family. He had prev...

  • Leading article: No show
    Tuesday, 15 January 2008

    The Golden Globes were replaced at the weekend by a perfunctory press conference in the Beverly Hilton Hotel, after the Screen Actors Guild said its members would not cross writers' picket lines. There is no point in holding a party to which your gue...

  • Leading article: Green-blooded
    Monday, 14 January 2008

    But the Save Siena group has an unusually patrician, British flavour. It is being organised by the grandson of Lord Lambton and has attracted the support of a smattering of Guinnesses, Heskeths and other scions of London society. The group held their...

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