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  • Leading article: Drugs companies have brought these troubles upon themselves
    Saturday, 8 March 2008

    This week GlaxoSmithKline received serious criticism from the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency for failing promptly to pass on trial data that showed their antidepressant drug Seroxat exacerbates a risk of suicide in teenagers. This was fol...

  • Leading article: Stop talking, and the militants have won
    Saturday, 8 March 2008

    But completing the barrier is not, and cannot be, the definitive answer to Israel's security. A modern state cannot seal itself hermetically from the outside world, however hostile it perceives that world to be. A wall can be the solution only of las...

  • Leading article: Taking a lead - but in the wrong direction
    Friday, 7 March 2008

    The Government had originally planned to harvest "biometric" details (fingerprints, eye or facial scans) from everyone applying for a new passport from this year. And by 2010, we were told, everyone issued with a passport would also be forced to acqu...

  • Letters: Asylum and Iran
    Saturday, 8 March 2008

    Seventy-some years ago, I was born in England a potential criminal and I grew up in a country where homosexuality was illegal. It was the era of police agents provocateurs, witch-hunts, blackmail, lost jobs, ostracism, suicides, and socially/religiou...

  • The Weasel: A passage from India
    Saturday, 8 March 2008

    Book A is, of course, Delia's How to Cheat at Cooking (Ebury, £20), first published in 1971 but completely re-written. Book B is Culinary Jottings for Madras by "Wyvern" (Prospect, £15), first published in 1878 but "very carefully" revised in 1885. B...

  • Leading article: Changing spaces
    Saturday, 8 March 2008

    In this we incline to support the mayor. The fourth plinth has accommodated a variety of works, which have variously delighted, shocked, irritated and intrigued Londoners and visitors to the capital. If there is a theme, it is the contrast between th...

  • Robert Verkaik: How civil liberties have suffered since 2001
    Saturday, 8 March 2008

    Many of the restrictions were rushed through under the cloak of the "war on terror" while others have been rolled out to allay the fears of those who believe the country is under siege from antisocial behaviour. But the most controversial have been t...

  • E Jane Dickson: We're all still terrified of intellectual women
    Saturday, 8 March 2008

    The original 18th-century bluestockings (their choice of hosiery was calculated to cock a snook at modish convention) were a sober-minded clique, which eschewed the fan-slapping raillery of fashionable society for "conversation parties" at the fashio...

  • Letters: ID cards
    Friday, 7 March 2008

    Whether you get a joint passport/ID card, or just the card itself, you will still be forced to have 50 pieces of private personal information logged on to a giant identity register for any bureaucrat to look at. Those of us who value our privacy will...

  • Leading article: Mr Clegg and a question of authority
    Friday, 7 March 2008

    The Liberal Democrats, on the other hand, have been unambiguously in favour of the EU. In their youthful and multilingual new leader, they have a model British European. So for this party to be the one to emerge from the referendum debate most damage...

  • Simon Hughes: No gay person should be sent back to Iran
    Friday, 7 March 2008

    This young Iranian lived in Rotherhithe with his family when he first came to the UK and he and his family have kept in touch with me ever since. Originally, they came because the Home Office was to deport Mehdi back to Iran on Boxing Day 2006. I con...

  • Leading article: Squalid priorities
    Friday, 7 March 2008

    All of a sudden, these regimes seem less nasty places after all. Take the case of Iran. Yesterday, we highlighted the case of Mehdi Kazemi, a gay Iranian teenager who was been refused asylum in Britain. Mr Kazemi, 19, fled to Holland but could now be...

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