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  • Leading article: The good, the bad and the gimmicky
    Thursday, 15 May 2008

    The national savings scheme for the low paid is also a sensible proposal. For too long, the incentives have been to load up on credit, rather than put money aside for the future. A cultural shift is necessary if we are to bridge the yawning pension s...

  • Leading article: Mirrors that reflect the reality of regimes
    Wednesday, 14 May 2008

    Both countries have, in theory at any rate, welcomed material aid from abroad but declined assistance from teams of international aid experts. Yet one has been showered with opprobrium and the other accorded a sovereign respect. The reason for the di...

  • Michael Brown: It's far worse for Brown than it was for Major
    Wednesday, 14 May 2008

    Since the Second World War, three unelected prime ministers – Sir Anthony Eden, Harold Macmillan and John Major – went on to win the subsequent general election. Two others, Sir Alec Douglas Home and James Callaghan, were defeated at the polls when t...

  • Letters: British nuclear power
    Thursday, 15 May 2008

    First, even nuclear power enthusiasts (I confess to being one) would surely doubt the wisdom of handing over both responsibility for safety and security of supply to any foreign government. Second, the playing field is not level: generation and suppl...

  • Leading article: Save the lungs of our planet
    Thursday, 15 May 2008

    It is easy for rich nations to condemn an emerging economy which succumbs to commercial pressures and abandons the environment. But this is not one country's problem. Climate change is the greatest market failure the world has seen; those who pollute...

  • Frank Kane: I still have nightmares about my son's brush with this terrifying disease
    Thursday, 15 May 2008

    I know many parents, relatives and friends will soon be about to suffer the anguish that my family and I went through in 1998, when my bouncing nine-month-old boy Patrick was struck down by a vicious form of meningococcal scepticaemia, the blood pois...

  • Letters: The same old Tory game
    Wednesday, 14 May 2008

    There are the upwardly mobile, employed, thrifty poor who are married and therefore benefit from tax cuts. They are the sort of people who need a hand to lift themselves out of poverty. They don't need redistribution of wealth, they need to be allowe...

  • Leading article: A cynical stunt that backfired
    Wednesday, 14 May 2008

    Labour backbenchers cheered loudly when the former Chancellor made his announcement. But they did not scrutinise the detail; if they had, there would have been few cheers. Instead, the partisan nature of British politics triumphed over any constituti...

  • Leading article: The real injustice
    Thursday, 15 May 2008

    Here are the acknowledged facts surrounding the case: Baha Mousa was killed in Basra in 2003 after being arrested by a British army patrol from the Queen's Lancashire Regiment and taken to a temporary army detention facility. A post-mortem examinatio...

  • Leading article: History lesson
    Wednesday, 14 May 2008

    Mr Lansley also said this week that, while he is in favour of removing the requirement for the approval of two doctors for a termination, he will vote in favour of lowering the time limit for an abortion to 22 weeks. Such a stance by a prominent memb...

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