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Monday, 15 March 2010

  • Leading article: Industrial action will be a disaster for British Airways
    Tuesday, 16 March 2010

    Yet, despite the financial links, it is a something of a stretch for the Tories to suggest that Labour is in the pockets of the unions. For Labour, the votes of disgruntled holidaymakers far outweigh the need to maintain good relations with the union...

  • Rupert Cornwell: There's no sign that Obama will punish his ally
    Tuesday, 16 March 2010

    The words have flown fast and furious in Washington since Israel, by accident or design, delivered this blow to the "peace process" with the Palestinians that the US is working so hard to revive – at the very moment vice-President Joe Biden was visit...

  • Edge of reason: The lonely reign of Benedict XVI
    Monday, 15 March 2010

    Look at the evidence: we have women vicars, openly gay Cabinet ministers, the minaret of a mosque looming over Regent's Park. Multi-culturalism has supplanted Christianity as the religion of choice; hardly anyone goes to church any more; a Christian ...

  • Leading article: A welcome attempt to bring clarity to the debate on rape
    Monday, 15 March 2010

    But as a thoughtful government review, published today, points out, constant repetition of this figure – usually for the purpose of indicting an allegedly failing police and criminal justice system – is unhelpful to victims and society alike. It is a...

  • Leading article: A voice of sense in Nigeria
    Tuesday, 16 March 2010

    The much-vaunted resilience of Nigeria is a myth, Mr Soyinka says, and the country could now break apart. If that happened it would be a grave matter. Nigeria is the eighth largest exporter of oil in the world with the world's 10th largest oil reserv...

  • Amol Rajan: Justice to the victims
    Monday, 15 March 2010

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  • Leading article: Israel's high-risk strategy
    Monday, 15 March 2010

    The escalating row between Benjamin Netanyahu and the US suggests this strategy is now starting to unravel. Hillary Clinton's heated discussions with Mr Netanyahu at the weekend showed that the Obama administration feels that Israel has crossed a red...

  • David Lammy: Mothers need the support of a loving partner. Just ask mine
    Monday, 15 March 2010

    The issue of fatherhood has been on my mind for a long time – since about 1984, in fact. Aged 11, I watched my father walk out on my mother and away from his responsibilities. He had always been someone I looked up to when he was around; he became un...

  • Letters: NHS and privacy
    Tuesday, 16 March 2010

    The main reason for this massive scheme is, on its own admission, a scenario where a person with a condition critically contraindicating certain treatments is rendered unconscious away from his/her home area at a time when his/her GP practice is clos...

  • Leading article: Foot fault
    Tuesday, 16 March 2010

    Yet such is Beckham's capacity for resurrection and drama, who, even in this dark hour, would bet against him coming on in the dwindling minutes of the World Cup final to bend one of those fabled free kicks into the back of the opposition net? That's...

  • Steve Connor: A geek's recipe for disaster on the NHS
    Tuesday, 16 March 2010

    The idea is that whichever hospital or clinic a patient goes to, his or her details will be available at the click of a mouse. This will replace the time-consuming process of letters, emails, faxes, or telephone calls to GP surgeries, says the leafle...

  • Fiona Sturges: Copy or not, Gorillaz's song is inferior to Eddy's
    Tuesday, 16 March 2010

    Gorillaz's song is a far more three-dimensional affair, one that takes in 70s disco, 80s synth-pop and 90s dance music, reconfiguring them for a new generation. In contrast to Grant's minimalist approach, "Stylo" has been give the bells and whistles,...

  • Letters: Healthcare debate
    Monday, 15 March 2010

    With nine stitches in my head and eight units of blood in my body, I spent the next five days as an in-patient under observation. This gave me a chance to observe the every-day provision of services in the hospital. I was impressed by the war on the ...

  • Leading article: That sinking feeling
    Monday, 15 March 2010

    But people have always taken an understandable if superstitious interest in "last things", such as parting words – all those adieus from executioner's blocks come to mind – and meals. How much art sprang from the Last Supper? No wonder recreating the...

  • Claire Soares: Ashton hoping Middle East trip will silence her critics
    Monday, 15 March 2010

    A mocking headline in French daily, Libération, pretty much sums up Ashton's first three months on the job, "Lady Who?". She has been attacked for not visiting Haiti to wave the EU flag straight after the devastating earthquake, for skipping an EU d...

  • Nicholas Lezard: Make a real Lady out of Gaga
    Monday, 15 March 2010

    I had hoped to reach a serene and satisfied old age without feeling that I had to formulate an opinion about Lady Gaga, but now even that solace for my declining years has been denied me. However, I am very glad I have now, for having done some resea...

  • Poorva Joshipura: Only one type of fur is really humane. It's called 'faux fur'
    Tuesday, 16 March 2010

    Not a single federal humane-slaughter law protects animals on fur farms in the US, which is one of the countries included on the OA list. This means that after spending their lives in tiny wire cages where they often go insane from confinement, anima...

  • Cynthia McKinney: Leaders' lack of respect for rule of law makes us all victims of 9/11
    Monday, 15 March 2010

    I heard candidate Obama's speeches and knew that he would be a War President. What I did not realise was the extent to which the policies of President Obama would mirror those of his predecessor, including the renewal of the Patriot Act and commissio...

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