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  • Leading article: A big idea – but will these tiny sums really help?
    Tuesday, 24 June 2008

    Mr Brown is also right about the strategic political importance of the issue. If he does not assert ownership of it, David Cameron will happily fill the gap with his compelling analysis of Britain's "broken society". Yet the Prime Minister's analysis...

  • Leading article: The NHS needs a dose of tougher medicine
    Wednesday, 25 June 2008

    The results have been damaging. NHS Trusts and medical staff have been encouraged to play the system though expedients such as discharging patients prematurely from Accident & Emergency. Targets have had perverse effects. The objective of giving ...

  • William Gumede: Amid the despair of Zimbabwe, there is still hope
    Wednesday, 25 June 2008

    Western intervention on this scale is a non-starter. First, African countries – even those who implacably oppose Mugabe – would see foreign forces on African soil as an affront to their dignity, especially if it involves one from Britain, the former ...

  • Leading article: The pill enters the internet age
    Tuesday, 24 June 2008

    The medics' misgivings, of course, have nothing to do with morality: they are content to believe that what people do in their own time, with or without consent, is no concern of theirs. Their objections – they say – derive entirely from medical consi...

  • Letters: Fathers
    Wednesday, 25 June 2008

    I can imagine what would happen if similar advice were given by six men to a woman deceived into getting pregnant by a partner lying about having a vasectomy. "Get over it, woman." "Oh, do stop complaining." "He was just acting on instinct." The men ...

  • Krishna Moorthy: A lot of things can get forgotten in the operating theatre
    Wednesday, 25 June 2008

    We are the pilot site for the Safer Surgery Checklist in the UK and we introduced it in two of our eight theatres in March. It is a huge culture change. An operating theatre can be an extremely busy and stressful place – turnover is quite fast and yo...

  • Sam Wallace: We should not unite our football teams into just one EU squad
    Wednesday, 25 June 2008

    Uefa is building up to what it hopes will be the glorious finale for its Euro 2008 tournament on Sunday when, once again, Uefa will be at the forefront of world football. It also runs the Champions League, the richest club competition in the world, w...

  • Cayetano Ros: We should unite our football teams into just one EU squad
    Wednesday, 25 June 2008

    It would also be a reward for them. The EU matches should not happen too often because there is already such a crowded fixture list, but the games could be something special, away from the commercialism of the rest of the sport and a true celebration...

  • Letters: War wounds
    Tuesday, 24 June 2008

    Sixty-three years and two months ago, the tank in which I fought lost a duel with a German 88mm, the king of anti-tank artillery. Edward Moulding was killed, his body falling across me in the chaos. He lies in Plot 6, Row G, Grave No 12 alongside 2,4...

  • Leading article: Performance art
    Tuesday, 24 June 2008

    Having accepted a couple of weeks ago that "planning issues" made it impossible for him to use the plinth for a permanent statue of the Battle of Britain hero, Sir Keith Park – a promise he had made during his campaign – the new mayor undertook to ke...

  • Richard Dowden: If the people want power, they must fight for it
    Tuesday, 24 June 2008

    Operation Mavhoterapapi (Who did you vote for?) was already under way. It was targeted at known MDC activists who were systematically and brutally beaten. About 80 are reported dead but the scale of the violence was national. Many had their identity ...

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