Monday, 25 January 2010
Leading article: Politicians should lead opinion, not just follow itTuesday, 26 January 2010
But the annual British Social Attitudes study, released today, does, at least, help us understand the direction of travel. In 1983, when the first British Social Attitudes survey was conducted, 62 per cent of those questioned regarded homosexuality a...
Leading article: A fixed retirement age should be consigned to the pastMonday, 25 January 2010
Employers, too, will fear extra costs. With many older workers saying they want to work beyond the state pensionable age, companies could face a choice between keeping on unproductive workers into old age or funding expensive lawsuits to justify thei...
Marie Staunton: Rush to adopt Haiti's orphans could compound their miseryTuesday, 26 January 2010
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Leading article: Time for an end to the DUP vetoTuesday, 26 January 2010
The political process does not depend on love between ancient enemies in the administration which is headed by the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Fein. But it does require a modicum of give and take to keep it functioning. This has been absent. This i...
Robert Verkaik: Two cases, two contrasting resultsTuesday, 26 January 2010
These two startlingly different outcomes, to two seemingly similar cases of mercy killing, show how little scope there is for measuring compassion in our criminal justice system. Critics of the law of homicide say that both Mrs Gilderdale, 55, and Mr...
Leading article: Realism replaces idealismMonday, 25 January 2010
In almost every other respect, though, the delay is positive. It shows that realism has replaced idealism. It shows that President Karzai and his Western backers have learnt lessons from last year's botched presidential election. And it shows a gener...
Robbie Marsland: Don't underestimate the huge scale of this bloody tradeMonday, 25 January 2010
The enormous scale of the trade should not be underestimated – the value of ivory and other illegal wildlife sales comes second only to the illegal drugs and weapon trade, making ivory a 21st century "blood diamond". Organised criminal gangs of poach...
Tim Bell: If staff want to carry on, don't stand in their wayMonday, 25 January 2010
It has always seemed to me to make perfect sense to keep people who want to carry on working later into life. If someone has something to offer a company or a business, then both will benefit from an extension of that relationship. Making it legal to...
Donald Macintyre: Obama can't afford to sit this one outMonday, 25 January 2010
Even assuming Mr Netanyahu was joking, the story helps to explain why the latest deadlock is less than traumatic for the Israeli leadership. The security threat from the West Bank is – for now – at an historically low level; Mr Netanyahu's success in...
Letters: Eating disordersTuesday, 26 January 2010
Why are more cost-effective options not used before people become critical? It has been proven that the earlier a person with an eating disorder obtains treatment, the more likely they will recover. As with obesity, anorexia carries with it other med...
Leading article: Transatlantic confrontationTuesday, 26 January 2010
The problem is that this is the land which produced The Jerry Springer Show, which put on episodes with titles such as "I Stole My 12-year-old's Boyfriend!", "I Want to Join a Suicide Cult!", "I cut off my manhood" and "I'm a Breeder for the Ku Klux ...
Barbara Stocking: Impatience of media ignores the factsTuesday, 26 January 2010
Frustration over the pace of the relief effort is understandable but misguided. In their pursuit of the "story" some commentators have not paid sufficient attention to the facts. Easiest to dismiss is the accusation that aid agencies are distracted b...
Liz Hoggard: Quit hankering after the One Big LoveTuesday, 26 January 2010
According to an American book out this week, women who refuse to commit unless they find a man with whom they feel a deep love are consigning themselves to a lonely future. Lori Gottlieb, author of Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr Good Enough,...
John Curtice: This snapshot shows the scale of Brown's taskTuesday, 26 January 2010
But Mr Brown can only profit from such an approach if his side of the alleged dividing line is clearly the more popular. And the latest findings from NatCen's British Social Attitudes survey cast doubt on whether the public will be as receptive to t...
Letters: War heroesMonday, 25 January 2010
Sheffield was targeted by Hitler's bombers on two nights in 1940; Birmingham was the second most heavily bombed city in Britain. During three years of bombing, more than 2,200 citizens were killed and 7,000 were injured. Nearly 12,400 homes, 302 fact...
Leading article: Save the elephantsMonday, 25 January 2010
Now a third sale is proposed, which will give an even greater boost to the ivory market. If it believes in wildlife protection at all, the British Government must oppose this, which may mean disregarding the advice of the CITES itself and even of its...
Adam Harrison: Companies should act – not palm us off with token effortsMonday, 25 January 2010
Most is sourced from Malaysia and Indonesia, where it is grown on land that was previously forest – and home to a wide array of species, including orang-utans, tigers, elephants and rhinos. Local communities that rely on the same forests for food and...
Nick Herbert: A unique chance to choke demand for ivory once and for allTuesday, 26 January 2010
Since the last sales in 2008 poaching has seen a sharp increase. The inclusion of China as a buyer of stockpiled ivory, supported by the UK Government, has been linked to this rise, and anecdotal evidence from China tells of a huge and growing market...
Barack Obama: The power of the US lobbyists is increasing and must be resistedMonday, 25 January 2010
We've been making steady progress. But this week, the US Supreme Court handed a huge victory to the special interests and their lobbyists, and a powerful blow to our efforts to rein in corporate influence. This ruling strikes at our democracy itself....
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