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  • Leading article: A price that must be paid for a civilised society
    Tuesday, 18 January 2011

    In a speech to the Demos think-tank, Mr Clegg floated several ideas for extending paternity/maternity rights still further. Among these were allowing parents to transfer pay allowances (as well as leave time) and permitting parents to take leave in a...

  • Letters: Caring for the elderly
    Monday, 17 January 2011

    We are not marching on the streets carrying "Save the old" placards, but we all have stories about elderly relatives or friends who have been subjected to the kind of treatment and attitudes suffered by Hari's grandmother. It's not a sexy subject yet...

  • Leading article: Popular rage that could light fires across a whole region
    Monday, 17 January 2011

    There was extensive trashing and looting by demonstrators. But the decision of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to flee the country had the effect, at least temporarily, of defusing the protests, while promises of an interim national unity governmen...

  • Letters: Care for the elderly
    Tuesday, 18 January 2011

    This seems like an excellent opportunity to test the merits of David Cameron's "big society". Staff in care homes are overworked and underpaid. There needs to be a massive injection of volunteer help and support to enable them to do a decent job. It ...

  • Leading article: A broken nation's toxic import
    Tuesday, 18 January 2011

    He could not have picked a more delicate moment. Haiti has by no means recovered from the devastating earthquake which struck a year ago, killing 300,000 people. Almost a million still live in refugee shelters. Aid provision is in chaos, and the isla...

  • Andy McSmith: No 10's attitude to legal advice - hear no evil, see no evil
    Tuesday, 18 January 2011

    This was highlighted in advice he received from Lord Goldsmith as late as 7 March 2003, on the very eve of war. The US government believed it was qualified to decide without reference to other members of the UN Security Council that Iraq was breaking...

  • Deborah Ross: Let's hear it for the 'Pathetic Mother'
    Tuesday, 18 January 2011

    The Pathetic Mother knew she was a pathetic mother when she read this list and thought: "If only my child were good at gym, it would be something, no? But, alas, I can't even get the dolt to put in extra time at the monkey bars." The Pathetic Mother ...

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    Monday, 17 January 2011

    Commentators Yasmin Alibhai-Brown Terence Blacker Simon Carr Rupert Cornwell Sloane Crosley Mary Dejevsky Robert Fisk Andrew Grice Adrian Hamilton Johann Hari Philip Hensher Howard Jacobson Domin...

  • Leading article: A deal that poses many questions
    Monday, 17 January 2011

    In other ways, however, the deal between BP and Rosneft must arouse qualms. The first, regarding security, can be easily dismissed. A company controlled by the Russian government has taken a 5 per cent stake in BP; the idea that Russia will be able t...

  • Leading article: When more is less
    Monday, 17 January 2011

    Major galleries use these big exhibitions to help offset free admission to their standing collections, but they will have to do something to avoid killing the goose that has laid such golden eggs. With three big shows in the diary for this year – Leo...

  • Michael Bywater: Uniforms are there for a reason
    Monday, 17 January 2011

    On the one hand, it's sheer bliss. Pure nostalgia. The years roll back and here we are, schoolboys again: no speaking with hands in pockets, no walking ditto, no doing up your middle button, only corpus praefectorum to walk on this bit of lawn, only ...

  • John Rentoul: Gus O'Donnell is right
    Tuesday, 18 January 2011

  • John Rentoul: Breach. Once More. Into.
    Tuesday, 18 January 2011

  • Leading article: Justice has not yet been done
    Tuesday, 18 January 2011

    "There's a danger" said the Prime Minister, "that he's effectively being punished twice for the same offence." Yet what was that offence? Mr Cameron did not elaborate, and Mr Humphrys did not press the Prime Minister. The nature of the offence is the...

  • Rebecca Front: Art can help us through the blues
    Tuesday, 18 January 2011

    Sometimes I wonder why I find it so perennially depressing, but then I remember that we've just had six weeks of present-choosing and house-decorating and feast-planning, hunkering down, cosying up, filling the house with fairy lights, log fires, gam...

  • John Rentoul: Order to Go at Ed's Diner
    Monday, 17 January 2011

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