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  • Leading article: Mr Cameron road-tests the politics of responsibility
    Wednesday, 9 July 2008

    From there it was relatively plain sailing into the delicate matter of good and bad, right and wrong. He did not go so far as to deny the existence of society, but he did argue that social problems were "often the consequences of the choices that peo...

  • Arabella Weir: I can choose not to be fat. But not everyone can
    Wednesday, 9 July 2008

    For example, I'll never forget seeing that almost-sweet-he's-so-stupid village idiot Peter Andre commenting on his multi-bejellewed waistcoat in the documentary Katie and Peter: The Wedding saying to camera, "I think people like me and Katie because ...

  • 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...

  • Leading article: A worthless gust of hot air
    Wednesday, 9 July 2008

    The leaders of the world's eight largest economies committed themselves to "avoiding the most serious consequences of climate change". They also set themselves a goal of halving global emissions by the middle of the century. It is hard to fault the t...

  • Michael McCarthy: An agreement with no commitments
    Wednesday, 9 July 2008

    Never mind that many scientists would tell you this is not remotely enough. At least it seems a significant step. But is it? Consider the exact language of the communiqué. The G8 nations say: "We seek to share with all parties to the UNFCCC [the Unit...

  • 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 ...

  • Leading article: No laughing matter
    Wednesday, 9 July 2008

    According to Mr Thompson, rival television executives "almost roll on the floor laughing when you talk about potential levels of pay". It is a twist on the familiar argument about the need to pay the salaries necessary to attract the "top talent" in ...

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