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  • James Moore: Kraft came hunting in the only country that would sell – Britain
    Wednesday, 20 January 2010

    Of course, Cadbury is a British company and Kraft knew that Britain is probably the only place in the world where they could get away with it so easily. Nearly every company in the FTSE 100 effectively has a "for sale" sign hanging above its headquar...

  • Leading article: The Conservatives have learned their lesson
    Tuesday, 19 January 2010

    The "elitism" that Mr Cameron was referring to was, of course, not his own social background, but rather the new cadre of super-intelligent and dynamic teachers he intends to lure into state-school classrooms if his party wins the forthcoming general...

  • Ben Chu: An economy driven by lunatics
    Wednesday, 20 January 2010

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  • Leading article: One year on, Barack Obama has made a promising start
    Wednesday, 20 January 2010

    Life can play cruel tricks. The new President took office with an approval rating of more than 80 per cent. One year on, his popularity hovers around the 50 per cent mark. Yet the balance in no way justifies such a decline. Even at this early stage, ...

  • Denis MacShane: Objections I never heard in 2003
    Wednesday, 20 January 2010

    Not Jack Straw nor Geoff Hoon, whose evidence to Sir John Chilcot is central to the inquiry. Not an Alastair Campbell parrot but the Right Honourable Sir Menzies Campbell MP QC, speaking in the debate in the Commons in September 2002 when the now inf...

  • Ben Chu: Remember why deficits are so large
    Tuesday, 19 January 2010

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  • Leading article: A formidable Afghan adversary
    Tuesday, 19 January 2010

    What the timing of this well-planned and co-ordinated assault shows is that the Taliban are a group with a long-term political plan rather than just a fractious coalition of warlords bent on defending their patch. It underscores the extent to which t...

  • Michael McCarthy: Cameron is sticking to his green guns despite the risks
    Tuesday, 19 January 2010

    But the picture of David Cameron surrounded by huskies as the frozen wastes of the Arctic stretch out behind him qualifies, like that haunting Diana picture, as an iconic image: it unforgettably represents the moment when an attitude changed. You can...

  • Comment: Languages need to be a priority for the pupils' and the nation's sake
    Wednesday, 20 January 2010

    Employers want people who are internationally aware and confident about working across different cultures. Increasingly too, they want people with language skills and they are finding them not amongst our own home grown talent but in young people fro...

  • Letters: Whitehall culture
    Wednesday, 20 January 2010

    Arrogant incompetence means that we do not have a managerial class capable of running the country in a modern hi-tech age; and it is certain that if the Conservatives get in, nothing will be done to provide one. We'll get a traditional Eton mess. Ton...

  • Jaci Stephen: 'Once, I'd have carried out contract killings to get into an awards ceremony'
    Wednesday, 20 January 2010

    These were just some of the questions I asked to pass the time through Sunday's coverage of The Golden Globe Awards. Having established that The Hurt Locker was not about a sensitive piece of storage furniture, I lay on the sofa and gave thanks that ...

  • Leading article: A takeover that could still turn sour
    Wednesday, 20 January 2010

    Such snobbishness need not be taken very seriously. It is true that Cadbury, with its Quaker roots, has a distinguished history of philanthropy. But the reality is that the days in which the company revered ethics as much as profit ended long ago. Ca...

  • Larry Sabato: His fate will be shaped by events beyond his control
    Wednesday, 20 January 2010

    In many ways, Obama in office has acted much as advertised on the campaign trail. He is methodical, cerebral, professorial, and unusually focused. "No Drama Obama", as he is called, isn't given to angry outbursts, emotionalism of any kind, or snap de...

  • Kim Sengupta: Troops failed by Whitehall subterfuge and secrecy
    Wednesday, 20 January 2010

    There was much that Geoff Hoon did not know in the run-up to hostilities, the Iraq inquiry heard yesterday. He did not know about one of the key claims which would be made in the "dodgy dossier" to justify the invasion, that Saddam Hussein could carr...

  • Jeremy Laurance: This time, the doctors didn't know best
    Wednesday, 20 January 2010

    Under the new strategy, chief executives were given centrally set targets, which they were required to meet, or face the axe. The best known were the 18-week target for hospital admission and the four-hour target for A&E waits, but there were doz...

  • Paul Vallely: Bournville laments saddest day for 10 years
    Wednesday, 20 January 2010

    Cadbury, a classic Victorian philanthropist, decided he wanted local people to be able to cut through the grounds so they would feel a connection with the enterprise. "From the path you could see all the inner parts, the piping, the rough bits at the...

  • Carola Long: Don't flee the nest. Stay put and learn
    Wednesday, 20 January 2010

    Now, however, a generation of Italian offspring could have the deep pile living-room rug pulled from under them. Renato Brunetta, Italy's Minister for Public Administration, wants to introduce a law forcing young Italians to leave home at 18 so that ...

  • Shahid Mursaleen: Muslims know a fatwa can support peace rather than terrorism
    Wednesday, 20 January 2010

    Today Muslims, non-Muslims and government officials are looking for a leader and an authoritative figure in the Muslim world who will openly condemn suicide bombings and terrorism and clarify the misconceptions about its true Islamic viewpoint. The o...

  • Letters: Media and aid in quake zone
    Tuesday, 19 January 2010

    This could easily become President Obama's Hurricane Katrina, and Hillary Clinton's pronouncements must ring particularly hollow to those who are suffering from hunger and thirst, dying of their injuries or still trapped in the rubble as she speaks. ...

  • Leading article: Computer says no
    Tuesday, 19 January 2010

    All this spending has been wonderful for IT consultants. The trouble is that the public, who as taxpayers have been funding for it, have been considerably less well served. From the malfunctioning passports system to the unwieldy NHS supercomputer, m...

  • Prince William: Our digital age brings Britain and New Zealand closer than ever
    Tuesday, 19 January 2010

    We know from our history of the courage and stoicism of New Zealanders – exemplified by the valour of such men as Charles Upham, whose double VC I had the privilege of seeing for myself in 2005, and whose exploits echo down the years in the recent co...

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