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Monday, 7 January 2008

  • Leading article: There is only one real way to improve public health
    Tuesday, 8 January 2008

    But does the introduction of screening for at-risk patients constitute the kind of "hard choice" that is necessary to promote the nation's health? It is difficult to argue against a strategy of detecting disease early, when the chance of cure is grea...

  • Leading article: A belated awakening to Middle East obligations
    Monday, 7 January 2008

    That he begins his last full year in the White House with a tour that will take him not just to Israel, but to the West Bank and most of the other key countries in the region as well, however, is telling. It testifies to concern in the Bush camp both...

  • Letters: No-go areas
    Tuesday, 8 January 2008

    His ill-chosen language threatens to undo years of careful interfaith conversation, dialogue and joint action for the good of the whole community. The real issue is the crisis of identity at the heart of a culturally Christian nation which has sudden...

  • Leading article: The jigsaw falls into place
    Tuesday, 8 January 2008

    When In Rainbows was released online in October, many fans confounded the expectations of the cynics by volunteering to pay for the record, rather than simply downloading it for free. No official figures have been released, but the band claims that p...

  • Leading article: Welfare reform comes at a cost
    Monday, 7 January 2008

    We note, merely in passing, the succession of announcements about one and the same policy that was once the presentational hallmark of New Labour. Here it is rather the substance that concerns us. Thanks in part to Iain Duncan Smith's analysis of "Br...

  • Leading article: Pecking order
    Tuesday, 8 January 2008

    Perhaps so, but ultimately it is hard to regard this as anything but a sideshow. What matters is the awful treatment of Britain's 800 million broiler chickens and ensuring that measures are taken to improve this. Encouragingly, there has been some pr...

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John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

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