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Wednesday, 9 July 2008

  • Leading article: Do not play into the hands of the hardliners
    Thursday, 10 July 2008

    Meanwhile, in Washington, despite the publication of a US intelligence report last year arguing that Iran has abandoned its nuclear weapons programme, some of the wilder voices in the American administration are demanding that President Bush give the...

  • Sarah Churchwell: It's only right that we suffer for our shoes
    Thursday, 10 July 2008

    Ms King's genius, it turns out, was in buying inexpensive heels – they originally cost £35. Now she can afford a pair that certainly should hold up better: Manolo Blahnik retailed a pair of alligator-skin boots a few years ago for $14,000, or £7,000,...

  • 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: Holes in the accounts
    Thursday, 10 July 2008

    This year's auction has at least attracted some publicity for the newsworthiness of some of the lots. Be a character in Alastair Campbell's new novel. A specially commissioned Antony Gormley work of art. A swim with Little Britain star David Walliams...

  • 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...

  • Leading article: Birth and death
    Thursday, 10 July 2008

    The Government plainly needs to pay more attention to the quality of care available in maternity units. Many women will never be more reliant on the NHS than when they are giving birth. If this experience is not up to scratch, they will ask with ever...

  • 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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Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

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Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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