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  • Leading article: The benefits of a fairer trading system
    Monday, 25 February 2008

    It has also been revealed that more consumers than ever are buying Fairtrade products. The UK market is now worth almost £500m a year. Sales rocketed during 2007, registering an 80 per cent increase on 2006. We are on course to spend £2bn a year on s...

  • Leading article: The benefits of a fairer trading system
    Monday, 25 February 2008

    It has also been revealed that more consumers than ever are buying Fairtrade products. The UK market is now worth almost £500m a year. Sales rocketed during 2007, registering an 80 per cent increase on 2006. We are on course to spend £2bn a year on s...

  • Leading article: The gloves come off
    Monday, 25 February 2008

    And at the weekend, Hillary Clinton made a startling attack on Mr Obama for producing what she claims was a misleading leaflet on her own health-care policy. At a rally in Ohio, which will hold its primary next week, the New York senator scolded her ...

  • Leading article: The man who can speak no evil?
    Tuesday, 26 February 2008

    Equally bewildering is the argument of those who defend Mr Martin on the grounds that the attacks are all a witch-hunt based on class snootiness and the broad Scottish accent of the man some Tory backbenchers refer to as "Gorbals Mick". If such attit...

  • Leading article: Set Pervez free
    Monday, 25 February 2008

    An appeal hearing has been scheduled. It should take place in the capital, Kabul, since the judicial system in Mazar has plainly been compromised. Mr Kambaksh ought to be acquitted, but if he is not, President Karzai must exercise his constitutional ...

  • Leading article: Continental shift
    Tuesday, 26 February 2008

    Then there was the successful charge of the Anglo-Irish Daniel Day-Lewis for the best actor award, thanks to his dirty work in There Will Be Blood, followed by Tilda Swinton's triumphant campaign to take the best supporting actress Oscar for Britain ...

  • Jeremy Laurance: The vested interests that conspire to bury bad news
    Tuesday, 26 February 2008

    Pharmaceutical companies invest millions of pounds in drug research and have a powerful commercial interest in publishing positive findings for the medicines they have spent years developing. But they are equally keen to keep quiet about those trials...

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