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  • Leading article: We should know who leaked the emails on climate change
    Monday, 1 February 2010

    Such was the furore over the content of the emails that few people seemed interested in exploring whether or not it was a coincidence that this information surfaced days before the opening of the ill-fated climate change conference in Copenhagen last...

  • Aidan Moran: Murray can be a winner, but he must fight harder and longer
    Monday, 1 February 2010

    Certainly Murray does seem to play slightly differently in the biggest matches of all, and should he ever win a Grand Slam, there will be a great deal of weight of expectation released from his shoulders. But he is a level-headed guy, he doesn't care...

  • Leading article: The truth on trial
    Sunday, 31 January 2010

    This newspaper, which opposed the war more strenuously and consistently than any other, has always tried to avoid the simple view of the decision-making process as that of an over-mighty prime minister riding roughshod over a supine Cabinet and a fee...

  • Leading article: An inevitable response
    Monday, 1 February 2010

    It was only a year ago that the new US president hoped to make Iran an example of a new foreign policy based on dialogue rather than the "big stick" approach favoured by George Bush. How long ago that seems. The onus for the failure of Mr Obama's att...

  • Andrew Phillips: No relief for the Palestinians while Israel enjoys impunity
    Monday, 1 February 2010

    I was part of a pan-European Parliamentary delegation which also enjoyed complete political access in Egypt, including meetings with its Foreign Minister and Speaker, plus the head of the Arab League. In Gaza we met the Prime Minister and cabinet col...

  • DJ Taylor: Educating Peter
    Sunday, 31 January 2010

    Gratifyingly, if we can set aside our absorption in the economy and class for a moment, it looks as if one of these may be higher education. Even better is the sight of some genuine disagreement between the major political parties over what universit...

  • Carol Sarler: Hey, counsellor... Leave those kids alone
    Sunday, 31 January 2010

    It appeared to bother nobody that, given the methodology of its survey, the Children's Society's report left itself wide open to wholly selective interpretation. It handed out questionnaires to 7,000 children, carefully picked to be representative by...

  • Letters: Assisted suicide
    Monday, 1 February 2010

    I use a wheelchair full-time, having spina bifida, hydrocephalus, emphysema, osteoporosis and arthritis. Like Lynn, I desperately wanted a child, and had to come to terms with the knowledge that I never would. I have severe pain every day, and, as wi...

  • Leading article: Hope vs Experience
    Monday, 1 February 2010

    In the end, Federer got away with his jibe, dashing the hopes of the legions of Murray fans that still cherished the idea that the match in Melbourne would see the triumph of hope over experience. Alas for them, Federer is an athlete of rare skill an...

  • IoS letters, emails & online postings (31 January 2010)
    Sunday, 31 January 2010

    Heather Powell Natural Parents Support Group Birmingham The single teenage mum gets my vote. She gets pregnant, chooses not to terminate but to have and care for her child, and take on all the unavoidable challenges that that entails. Where's Dad? Gi...

  • Claudia Pritchard: The collapse of feminism is bad for us all
    Sunday, 31 January 2010

    Much has been made of the BBC's clumsy efforts to conjure up some older women, having dropped a series of able broadcasters for daring to age. Welcome back. But they should never have been away. And until ITV News fields a woman presenter who can mat...

  • Anthony Seldon: To aspire is human. To live for money, crazy
    Sunday, 31 January 2010

    Universities too are trying harder than ever to widen access and ensure that students from the least well-off backgrounds gain places. Steve Smith, vice chancellor of Exeter University, also said last week that although more underprivileged people ar...

  • Rhiannon Harries: No one means to be clumsy, so can't we give each other a break?
    Sunday, 31 January 2010

    As the piece was transferred to the museum's conservation studio last week, and despite the fact that the Met has declared the damage is not irreparable, there was much slavering speculation over precisely how much the hapless art lover might have kn...

  • Sophie Heawood: Is it 'cos he's not's black that Pete's not in jail?
    Sunday, 31 January 2010

    That's roughly what happened yet again last week, when the musician Doherty, who had been to court before Christmas on one of his many driving offences, where it was found he happened to have a mere 13 wraps of heroin in his jacket pocket, was summon...

  • Shirley Dent: The pernicious malady jeopardizing all hope of poetic justice
    Monday, 1 February 2010

    Poet-oxemia is the condition whereby our understanding, appreciation and knowledge of poetry deteriorate, ironically self-poisoned by a proliferation of all things poetic. Poet-oxemia is characterised by outbreaks of virulent versifying in the most u...

  • The IoS Diary (31/01/10)
    Sunday, 31 January 2010

    Alastair Campbell, suddenly less bashful now that he has a book to plug, has revealed to Tatler magazine (but of course) that he's scared of dentists. He also announces that when out running, he listens to Nelly Furtado, Akon, Taylor Swift, the...

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