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Thursday, 21 January 2010

  • Andrew Buncombe: Looting - is it really is a matter of black and white?
    Friday, 22 January 2010

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  • Leading article: What the banks deserve is not just rage, but reform
    Friday, 22 January 2010

    These revenues are not to any meaningful sense the result of the brilliance by Goldman's staff over the past year. Goldman has been able to borrow exceptionally cheaply from the Federal Reserve in 2009. Its cost of funding has been driven down by the...

  • 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...

  • Letters: Working-class MPs
    Friday, 22 January 2010

    For a working-class person to become an MP he/she must convert to middle-class behaviour. Working-class people who join the political/media club and do not conform are mocked, as happened to Lord Sugar after his maiden speech in the House of Lords an...

  • Leading article: An ethical trap for the health service
    Friday, 22 January 2010

    Yesterday, the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) estimated that there were one million adults whose weight had ballooned to the point where they qualified under the Nice criteria and that 240,000 wanted surgery, yet just 4,300 got it. The yawning gap b...

  • Martin Robbins: Magic potions must not be sold next to real medicines
    Friday, 22 January 2010

    Believers claim something that causes symptoms can cure them, as long as it's diluted so there's none of the original substance left. So caffeine could cure insomnia, if diluted to the extent that all you have left is water – the remedies contain no ...

  • Kim Sengupta: Minister paints himself as source of caution
    Friday, 22 January 2010

    That was the self-portrait the former foreign secretary produced at the Chilcot Inquiry yesterday, presenting himself as a source of caution and moderation at a tempestuous time, seeking to avoid over-egging the case for war, especially when it came ...

  • Melissa Shales: Flying is hard enough when you're fat. Don't make it any worse
    Friday, 22 January 2010

    It's much more entertaining, if less carbon neutral. Except that if Air France-KLM have their way I might be grounded by simple economics. If I am forced to pay for two seats because some stick insect behind a desk decides that I am too broad, that's...

  • James Moore: Only the US has muscle to make banks behave
    Friday, 22 January 2010

    France has said it is planning a similar move, although there are no details yet and a fight is already brewing. Meanwhile other financial centres have discretely been running marketing events in an attempt to spirit away at least some of London's bu...

  • Harriet Harman: Inequality is still a problem – but the Tories would make it worse
    Friday, 22 January 2010

    We want to continue tackling the inequality that remains in today's Britain and this will be an important issue in the next general election. And the big choice for people will be: who will they trust to make sure their children get a decent chance t...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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,...

  • Leading article: Water of life
    Friday, 22 January 2010

    Yesterday we reported on the return of salmon to the once dreadfully polluted watercourses of South Wales. And the explanation for that turnaround is the fact that the water quality there has improved significantly in the past two decades. But life i...

  • Susie Rushton: I fear the Tories don't need my vote
    Friday, 22 January 2010

    I wonder for a second about unpaid bills, tax returns left incomplete, the joke about taking a bomb on a plane I'm pretty sure I didn't write. She smiles. "I'm canvassing for the Conservatives." Another short pause. "Will we be counting on your suppo...

  • 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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