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  • Leading article: The message Mr Brown should take to Beijing
    Friday, 18 January 2008

    Of course, China is increasingly an economic powerhouse and British companies already have significant interests there that could benefit from promotion at Prime Minister level. And the glaring trade gap with China is something that could do with add...

  • Leading article: Now the right has its own primary race to savour
    Thursday, 17 January 2008

    Mr Romney's victory – and John McCain's defeat – in Michigan can be explained in several ways. Mr Romney always had more funds at his disposal; without a win to his name, he was probably the more desperate. He also had the closer local connection, in...

  • Dreda Say Mitchell: It's not only white people fleeing our city centres
    Thursday, 17 January 2008

    That some people prefer to live with their own "sort" – the same ethnic background, religion, traditions – and not with "themuns", as they say in Northern Ireland, is incontestable. Actual figures are hard to come by (people are less than frank about...

  • Letters: Health care for refugees
    Friday, 18 January 2008

    Access to anti-HIV treatment has already been withdrawn, and as a result we have seen many asylum-seekers presenting with complications of HIV which then require prolonged and complex treatment, often in intensive-care units, at a cost of tens of tho...

  • Leading article: Signs of a power failure
    Friday, 18 January 2008

    But Ofgem has defended the sector. The regulator told the Chancellor that there is no evidence that these latest price rises are a result of industry collusion. It also accepts the explanation of the energy companies that these hikes can be explained...

  • Rhoda Koenig: The market for audience-generated stage stars is limited
    Friday, 18 January 2008

    If film stars descend on the West End, audiences are coming simply to see celebrities rather than great acting. If musicals fill the houses, then we are being deprived of Shakespeare and Co. So, are the packed houses for musicals starring TV talent-c...

  • Letters: Schools 'apartheid'
    Thursday, 17 January 2008

    The state sector needs to be equally attractive to the best teachers (not only in salary terms) and have the funding to provide the facilities, equipment and smaller class sizes enjoyed by the private sector. Unfortunately the great British public wo...

  • Leading article: Proceedings without a point
    Thursday, 17 January 2008

    With the three-day questioning of the Princess's former butler, Paul Burrell, the inquest – held before a jury and in public – has probably reached the heights, and plumbed the depths, of what it could achieve. Mr Burrell has made a second career out...

  • James Daley: How to avoid being a victim of the rip-off
    Thursday, 17 January 2008

    In spite of numerous inquiries – including a continuing Competition Commission investigation – thousands of loan, credit card and mortgage customers are still being strong-armed into buying these products every year, even though they are often unsuit...

  • Leading article: War and peace
    Friday, 18 January 2008

    But it was always a little hard to believe that everyone in that world got along in perfect harmony, as the song had it. And now Joni "Big Yellow Taxi" Mitchell has confirmed it. The singer recounts in an interview with Mojo magazine that her relatio...

  • Leading article: What a funny old game
    Thursday, 17 January 2008

    Thus, Keegan belonged to a past that England fans would prefer to forget about, Capello to a present that has got them dreaming once again. One was yesterday's man, the other very much today's. But in football, it seems, no assumption is ever safe. O...

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