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  • Leading article: Life and death in the shadow of a vile regime
    Friday, 9 May 2008

    More people can die in the first few days after a natural disaster than perish in the event itself. That is because corpses pollute the water supply and spread infectious diseases which worsen by the day. With no shelter, sanitation, clean water cont...

  • David Cameron: We are the champions of progressive ideals
    Friday, 9 May 2008

    A painful reality is dawning on Labour MPs: in its longest unbroken period in office, Labour has done little to advance progressive ideals. A government that promised social justice and economic efficiency has in fact delivered neither, to the dismay...

  • Leading article: Time for the Democrats to rally around Mr Obama
    Thursday, 8 May 2008

    We say this with some regret. It has been a thrilling ride and, for those of us watching from abroad, a veritable primer in US politics and geography. Mrs Clinton has gone from being the nominee to beat, with a war-chest as inexhaustible as her conta...

  • Robert Verkaik: Don't blame Mr Loophole. He's performing a service
    Thursday, 8 May 2008

    Against the odds the celebrity gets off, usually because a dozy policeman or prosecutor has failed to follow the correct procedure. This in turn causes Middle England to go into a lather about the parlous state of the justice system in England and Wa...

  • Letters: Voting for the BNP
    Friday, 9 May 2008

    Since they were never asked if they wanted these irrevocable changes to their homeland – there has been no "national discourse" on immigration, whatever Mr Askew might like to think – the wonder is not that so many, but that so few, of the "white wor...

  • Leading article: Another cynical gimmick
    Friday, 9 May 2008

    This is populist garbage of course. Does Ms Smith really believe that the anti-social can all be found relaxing in front of their "plasma screens" with an expensive car parked in the drive? But the populist framing of the plan is a minor flaw next to...

  • Ann Furedi: Why the status quo must be maintained
    Friday, 9 May 2008

    Only doctors can take clinical responsibility for abortion although nurses perform far more complex procedures in other areas of medicine; two doctors must confirm that a woman meets the legal requirements in addition to the normal consent procedures...

  • Letters: No Middle East peace without respect for history
    Thursday, 8 May 2008

    This same day, millions of Palestinians living inside Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and the worldwide diaspora, will mourn 60 years since over 700,000 of them were uprooted from their homes and forbidden from returning, while more tha...

  • Leading article: Running out of excuses
    Thursday, 8 May 2008

    BAE's chairman, Dick Olver, says he wants the SFO to seek senior legal advice on whether it could mount a successful prosecution against his company. This follows BAE's vow earlier this week to implement a set of recommendations made by the former Lo...

  • Sarah Churchwell: Hang on in there, Hillary. It's too soon to quit
    Thursday, 8 May 2008

    Gore was seen as too focused on the minutiae of policy, and as someone who wasn't a natural politician, whose lack of ease with the press, and the public, was a liability in a campaign increasingly run on personality and on rhetoric. Bush was the man...

  • Leading article: Viewing displeasure
    Friday, 9 May 2008

    On another Ant and Dec vehicle, winners were chosen on how entertaining they sounded. On yet another show hosted by the pair, producers overrode the viewers' vote so the wrong participants were put forward for eviction. Yesterday's £5.7m fine for ITV...

  • Leading article: Throw-away morality
    Thursday, 8 May 2008

    Consider the recent surge in grain prices. In the developed world we have experienced this in the rising cost of bread, milk and meat at the supermarket. It is an inconvenience – for some of us a real struggle – but is not a matter of life and death....

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