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Tuesday, 26 February 2008

  • Leading article: The nation should kick this expensive drug habit
    Wednesday, 27 February 2008

    Since they emerged two decades ago as a new, safe, chemical remedy for depression and anxiety, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) have been a staggering commercial success story. These drugs are now taken by some 40 million depression su...

  • 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: A reconciliation long overdue
    Wednesday, 27 February 2008

    The world will not hold its breath. There have been many false dawns over the years. There are big problems to solve in a conflict that has brought Greece and Turkey, both members of Nato, close to war three times in as many decades. Turkish Cypriots...

  • 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...

  • Leading article: French farce
    Wednesday, 27 February 2008

    Yet while the drama has attracted many viewers, very few like what they are seeing. M. Sarkozy's opinion ratings have plummeted since he took office. People are saying that his behaviour has been "unpresidential". It looked like that was about to cha...

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