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  • Leading article: The summit which marks the changing of the old order
    Monday, 17 November 2008

    Yet though the markets will not be ecstatic at the outcome of the Washington get-together, we should not write it off as a waste of time. The symbolism of the powers which represent some 85 per cent of global economic output coming together with the ...

  • Leading article: A poisonous legacy of denial
    Tuesday, 18 November 2008

    That these veterans have suffered as a result of their service is perhaps unsurprising. The first Gulf War has been described by the US Congress as "the most toxic in history". Yesterday, a comprehensive investigation commissioned by an American vete...

  • Letters: Child protection
    Tuesday, 18 November 2008

    I recognise that basic recording is part of the job and IT has made it easier to multiply the demands for documentation, but one wonders if things have got completely out of proportion. I am a local councillor and our hard-pressed clerk is often at h...

  • Leading article: Jumping frogs
    Tuesday, 18 November 2008

    The Government's strategy on ID cards has been to turn up the heat slowly on us all. Foreign nationals will be the first to receive them; then Britons who work in tight security zones such as airports. People who renew their passports will be next to...

  • Letters: Carbon emissions
    Monday, 17 November 2008

    The core proposition of the Bill is that the UK should reduce its carbon footprint by 80 per cent by the year 2050. An admirable objective, and one where the Government claims global leadership. But look a little more closely and the story is rather ...

  • Ann Furedi: A woman's right to choose is also her right to be human
    Monday, 17 November 2008

    There is an important principle in our society we need to uphold, regarding who has the authority to make decisions about the circumstances that impact most intensely on our lives. Unwanted pregnancy can happen, and when it does, somebody has to be i...

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