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  • Leading article: Tax cuts bounce back on to the political agenda
    Tuesday, 11 November 2008

    The obvious tactic is to reduce interest rates, and we have a seen a dramatic move in that direction. But interest rate cuts may be less effective than usual in boosting economic growth, both because they cannot be cut far enough and because the bank...

  • Alexa Chung: 'Dressed as Pocahontas, I kept tugging at my bottom-skimming skirt'
    Wednesday, 12 November 2008

    Yes, it really can take its toll. I’ve needed a holiday for about two years, so I took a month off and, six years after my last US roadtrip, I’m venturing to rifle my way through thrift stores and burgers once more, along the open road. The timing of...

  • Leading article: Cruel echoes of the Climbie case
    Wednesday, 12 November 2008

    A massive inquiry followed the Climbie case and wide-ranging multi-agency reforms were put in place between social services, the health service and police. It is important to note that many people in the present case did their jobs well. The child's ...

  • Leading article: Fertility made simpler
    Tuesday, 11 November 2008

    This method, which has been shown in trials to be as effective for younger women as conventional IVF, dispenses with the need for hormone drugs. So far, about 900 babies have been born worldwide, and the technique is now being used in Britain. With a...

  • Leading article: A time to keep silence
    Wednesday, 12 November 2008

    The engagement of our armed forces overseas in recent years has made such acts of commemoration relevant to a new generation. Rather than multiplying the ceremonies, though, should we not combine them – and make Armistice Day itself a public holiday,...

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