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  • Leading article: Generals still fighting the battles of the past
    Thursday, 20 March 2008

    Some individual ingredients may prove enriching. If Britain is to be serious about helping other people tackle their emergencies, then we need to be equipped to do this properly. To have a 1,000-strong civilian task force on standby, made up of emerg...

  • Leading article: Five years after the invasion, the totality of our failure is clear
    Wednesday, 19 March 2008

    Even now, the removal of that dictator remains the single attainment of an enterprise that was always as flawed in its genesis as in execution. Iraq is a war-torn and wasted land. Estimates of its civilian dead range from almost 100,000 to more than ...

  • Patrick Cockburn: This is the war that started with lies, and continues with lie after lie after lie
    Wednesday, 19 March 2008

    The outcome has been an official picture of Iraq akin to fantasy and an inability to learn from mistakes because of a refusal to admit that any occurred. Yet the war began with just such a mistake. Five years ago, on the evening of 19 March 2003, Pre...

  • Letters: The credit bubble
    Thursday, 20 March 2008

    Many of those involved will suffer, namely those who have shareholdings in the collapsing financial institutions or who lose their jobs; shareholders in Bear Stearns have lost 99 per cent of their holdings while Northern Rock is not far behind. In th...

  • Leading article: A healthy start in the search for a cure
    Thursday, 20 March 2008

    From April, patients will be able to choose to be treated at any hospital in England. This should help tackle the hospital postcode lottery. It should also offer improved services for patients, especially for those with rare conditions which are ofte...

  • Tony Juniper: Conditions for life on Earth are changing
    Thursday, 20 March 2008

    This kind of unusual sighting in the depths of winter is becoming more and more commonplace and is of more than passing interest to naturalists. It is a sign of basic changes taking place in the conditions for life on Earth. A blurring of the seasons...

  • Letters: Boycotting China
    Wednesday, 19 March 2008

    However, for a large majority of Chinese nationals, memories of the dire poverty and near starvation (which, rightly or wrongly, has directly resulted in the Chinese diet including everything from pig intestines to dogs) following the Cultural Revolu...

  • Leading article: Status symbols
    Thursday, 20 March 2008

    The Jag/Rover brigade is led by the Business Secretary, John Hutton, who in turn is flanked by heavyweight Brownites, Jack Straw and Ed Balls. They would not dream, of course, of defending their choice on the grounds of a smoother, roomier ride, stil...

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