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  • Leading article: The Church would do well to learn from Elizabeth I
    Monday, 7 July 2008

    There is discord within the mother church of Anglicanism, too. The Church of England has already voted to permit the ordination of female bishops. At this weekend's General Synod, some 1,300 clergy threatened to leave the Church unless guaranteed the...

  • Leading article: Brown's opportunity to help Africa
    Monday, 7 July 2008

    The danger at all these international gatherings is that the agenda becomes long and loose, covering everything and nothing. This year, too, it is hard to see more than pious phrases emerging from a discussion on the environment. However panicked we ...

  • Leading article: It is not just voters who are feeling the squeeze
    Tuesday, 8 July 2008

    It is true that the Treasury has benefited from fuel taxes of late. But, as a new report from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) shows, this is more than offset by other shortfalls in tax income. Stamp duty revenues are de...

  • Dr Fred Kavalier: Diagnosis can be the doctor's toughest task
    Tuesday, 8 July 2008

    Everyone agrees that the best way to treat bacterial meningitis, for example, is with powerful antibiotics. There may be some debate about which is the best antibiotic, or what is the right dose. But there is no debate about the best treatment. The b...

  • Paul Vallely: Time running out to deliver promises to world's poorest
    Monday, 7 July 2008

    Teklu is one of the 32 million African children who have been let down by the broken promises of Gleneagles, the 2005 G8 summit at which the rich world solemnly pledged to double aid to Africa by 2010. It was not an impossible dream but a realistic t...

  • Letters: Citizens advice bureaux
    Tuesday, 8 July 2008

    Our bureau helps around one in 20 of the local population each year. Bureaux are minimally funded by local authorities and, I believe, save the taxpayer a fortune in limiting the pressures on social services, housing agencies, welfare benefits, menta...

  • Leading article: The search for the right medicine
    Tuesday, 8 July 2008

    Last year, the Government earmarked about £170m to increase the number of cognitive behavioural therapists in the NHS. Yet this week, a group of practising therapists has used the occasion of an international counselling conference at the University ...

  • Kim Sengupta: Fears of new battleground in strife between India and Pakistan
    Tuesday, 8 July 2008

    This, in itself, is not unusual – Islamabad is routinely blamed for attacks carried out by the Taliban – but the suicide bombing, the most deadly attack yet in Kabul, comes at a particularly fraught time, with worsening violence and rising tension in...

  • Nan Goldin: It's ridiculous that we treat child nudity as a problem
    Tuesday, 8 July 2008

    It's not about what the children in an image are doing and there's nothing sick about a nude child. It's so ridiculous we treat this as a problem in society. It's one of the joys of life, the human body. My little nephew grew up in Scotland and when ...

  • Lucy Winkett: We must address poverty, wars – and female bishops
    Monday, 7 July 2008

    Put more acutely, given that most people live their lives without reference to organised religion, does it really matter if the Church of England decides to consecrate women bishops or not? What does it matter either if a group of conservative Anglic...

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