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Wednesday, 20 January 2010

  • 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...

  • Christine Payne: File-sharing is not a victimless crime
    Thursday, 21 January 2010

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  • John May: The primary curriculum should let the spirit of enterprise thrive
    Thursday, 21 January 2010

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  • Leading article: There is hidden hardship lurking behind these figures
    Thursday, 21 January 2010

    The young are still suffering disproportionately from this downturn. Around 20 per cent of 16-24 year olds are jobless at a time in life when a prolonged spell of unemployment can be tremendously damaging. And even within this dreadful statistic ther...

  • Andy Kershaw: Stop treating these people like savages
    Thursday, 21 January 2010

    The book, Haiti Cherie, published in 1953, was clearly intended for the souvenir stalls – in the days when Haiti had tourists. The full-page photos show a Haiti, and particularly the architectural splendours of Port-au-Prince, during what was known a...

  • 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...

  • Letters: Overruns in IT investment
    Thursday, 21 January 2010

    Ministers do not directly engage in procurement. They are responsible for authorising policies and for asking the right questions about costs, as well as approving investment. But they do not make assessments themselves of the appropriateness of comp...

  • Leading article: Now come out fighting
    Thursday, 21 January 2010

    This was an election the Democrats should have won, could have won and could not afford to lose. Instead the party classically took a win for granted, fielded a poor candidate in a lacklustre campaign and failed to realise until it was too late to st...

  • Helen Croydon: Will the real road signs please stand out
    Thursday, 21 January 2010

    It would have been a pretty good stunt had Cambridge Council not stepped in at the last minute suggesting that the sign, planned for sale yesterday, was actually from Downing Street CB2, not Downing Street WC1. Bonhams pulled it from sale, citing "pr...

  • Lt Col Nick Kitson: This is no time to waver: progress in Helmand is slow but steady
    Thursday, 21 January 2010

    We have been ruthless in exploiting these advantages and every soldier has worked tirelessly, with great commitment, to ensure we press home every opportunity to increase the security in our areas and convince the locals to reject the insurgents. Mob...

  • Shaun Bailey: An entire generation left out of the economy
    Thursday, 21 January 2010

    There's a temptation to look at these things through a racial lens, but class is the more important issue. We have two classes in this country: those who work, and those who don't. There is an unprecedented number of people more able and more willing...

  • Paul McMaster: Equipment needed to save lives was here – then sent away
    Thursday, 21 January 2010

    Many of the patients Médecins Sans Frontières is treating have been pulled from the rubble of the collapsed buildings. There is not only the risk of septicaemia, but also "crush syndrome", which is where damaged muscles release toxins into the blood,...

  • Nicholas Jones: Sharing files is an essential part of the digital revolution
    Thursday, 21 January 2010

    Introducing the Bill, Lord Mandelson targeted a 70 per cent reduction, by April 2011, in illicit file-sharing – the downloading or transfer of music and audiovisual content without paying the copyright holder. If this target is missed, it will quickl...

  • Liz Hoggard: We are too quick to judge older mothers
    Thursday, 21 January 2010

    She had a baby at 57 and possibly intends to try to have another; this time with the help of London Women's Clinic, where senior staff voted in favour of treating Susan Tollefsen. Please could we stop this double standard about older mothers? No one ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Leading article: Candid camera?
    Thursday, 21 January 2010

    If the judges are correct, Mr Rodriguez finds himself in distinguished company. Robert Capa was recently accused of staging his Spanish Civil War image of a falling Republican soldier. Robert Doisneau's The Kiss by the Hotel de Ville, which did wonde...

  • Sarah Arnott: Land of oil makes an unlikely green beacon
    Thursday, 21 January 2010

    Whatever else it is, Abu Dhabi is not environmentally friendly. It has the second-highest per capita carbon emissions in the world, nearly twice the US level. It is in love with gas-guzzling 4x4s, ostentatious building projects, self-conscious consum...

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