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Thursday, 24 April 2008

  • Leading article: A victory for common sense – and for customers
    Friday, 25 April 2008

    The judge was careful to note that his judgment does not necessarily mean the charges levied by banks are indeed unfair. And he rejected the OFT's argument that the banks' terms and conditions regarding overdraft charges were not written in sufficien...

  • Daniel Kawczynski: Poles in the UK are under attack. It's got to stop
    Friday, 25 April 2008

    From Question Time to Panorama, these attacks on the Polish community in the UK have been particularly prevalent on the BBC. For the liberal elite who now realise that immigration is an issue which must be discussed, Poles are a soft target. Were the...

  • Leading article: A victory that only extends the agony of the Democrats
    Thursday, 24 April 2008

    The real-life script unfolded differently. Mrs Clinton prevailed with the double-digit advantage she needed. As in New Hampshire and then in Texas, the result defied forecasts that her rival was snapping at her heels. Mr Obama will have to be patient...

  • Letters: Bee colonies
    Friday, 25 April 2008

    In addition to the British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA),which represents hobbyist beekeepers, the Bee Farmers' Association (BFA) represents the three hundred commercial beekeepers of the UK. We fully support the BBKA in their search for a sensible ...

  • Leading article: The limitations of the military
    Friday, 25 April 2008

    More recently all that has been forgotten. General Odierno, as deputy to the outgoing supreme commander General David Petraeus, was the first senior officer to insist publicly that more troops were needed. The resulting surge, together with the Petra...

  • David Prosser: Proof that the law is on customers' side
    Friday, 25 April 2008

    In public, the banks have presented a united front, arguing they were doing nothing wrong in charging £25 or more each time customers bust their limits, even by just a few pence. Their arguments were undermined by their own behaviour – every time a c...

  • Letters: Deportations
    Thursday, 24 April 2008

    I have now met nine detainees who have been severely injured on attempted removal. Their removals had failed, otherwise I would not have met them in the detention centres by Heathrow, Harmondsworth and Colnbrook. I am a doctor and I go in to assess t...

  • Leading article: A lesson in selfishness
    Thursday, 24 April 2008

    At the centre of this stand-off is pay. The National Union of Teachers feels that the Government's offer of a 2.45 per cent pay increase this year, to be followed by a 2.3 per cent rise in 2009 and 2010, is too low. On the other side, ministers are r...

  • Steve Connor: Money is not the answer to this problem
    Thursday, 24 April 2008

    The failure of the Merck clinical trial of the most promising HIV vaccine at the end of last year is widely seen as a major setback, and many Aids scientists now believe that a radical change in the direction of research is now needed. This is not ju...

  • Leading article: Birds of a feather?
    Friday, 25 April 2008

    In the sort of experiment that will set running the imagination of anyone who enjoyed the technical bits of Jurassic Park, US scientists have analysed the structure of tiny shreds of collagen harvested from a fossilised Tyrannosaurus rex thigh bone. ...

  • Leading article: What a brick...
    Thursday, 24 April 2008

    His name is Guy Ritchie.The British director has used an interview promoting his new film to point out how expensive housing in London has become: "House prices don't go down, they just go up. And the natives of England are sort of being left behind,...

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