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  • Leading article: Soaring food prices should lead to the end of subsidies
    Wednesday, 21 May 2008

    So it should be no surprise to hear the global shortage of grain and other commodities being used to defend the Common Agricultural Policy. The French Agriculture Minister, Michael Barnier, even suggests that exporting the CAP model around the world,...

  • Letters: UK wildlife
    Thursday, 22 May 2008

    As an ecologist (still active at 78) and a member of the Somerset Invertebrates Group, which expressed concern at the decline of insects more than 10 years ago, I am very worried about the lack of young, enthusiastic taxonomists to take over the work...

  • Sarah Churchwell: Don't buy into the fiction of the 'single-parent family'
    Thursday, 22 May 2008

    The Tories trotted out all the old chestnuts about fatherless children being more likely to have educational, social or behavioural problems, despite the fact that anyone with a rudimentary grasp of logic knows that correlations do not establish caus...

  • Letters: Constitutional reform
    Wednesday, 21 May 2008

    But if this popular empowerment is a good idea, why not extend it to Westminster and replace the House of Lords with a Citizens' Assembly? After all, once we have achieved a fairly elected Commons, what will be the point of a second elected chamber t...

  • Leading article: The violent price of inequality
    Wednesday, 21 May 2008

    Growth has been robust in South Africa in recent years thanks to the macroeconomic stability produced by the policies of its finance minister, Trevor Manuel. That, and a global commodities boom, has brought growth exceeding 5 per cent along with low ...

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