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  • Leading article: Western hypocrisy towards the Arab world stands exposed
    Saturday, 29 January 2011

    But it is the tumultuous scenes from Egypt this week, culminating in the running battles in many cities yesterday after Friday prayers, that highlight the volatility of the situation – and the dilemma for the United States and the rest of the Western...

  • Letters: Calculating GDP
    Saturday, 29 January 2011

    Let me set out some of the real basis for the GDP estimate, and why it can be trusted. Because the preliminary GDP estimate is released only about three weeks after the end of the quarter, it is always based on incomplete information, typically less ...

  • Lucy Porter: Marriage might be good for you, but Crunchie bars are better
    Saturday, 29 January 2011

    It wasn't so much the headline as the picture that drew me in. Why is it that all articles about marriage are illustrated with the same image? You know the one with a bride in a dazzling white dress and a groom in dapper morning suit. These model new...

  • Leading article: The Chancellor's duty not to interfere
    Saturday, 29 January 2011

    In 2011 it seems likely to be action on fuel duty. This would be a quick way for the Chancellor to secure some favourable headlines. The right-wing press has been lobbying for some time for the Chancellor to cancel April's scheduled rise in fuel duty...

  • Ian Hargreaves: Rupert Murdoch is not the only villain on the road to 'Reportergate'
    Saturday, 29 January 2011

    Murdoch has always preferred business drama and backstairs influence to public rumination. It's one reason he's so good at what he does. This time, however, the business questions facing News Corporation ignite high-value public issues. Murdoch, and ...

  • Leading article: A police force that has lost public trust
    Friday, 28 January 2011

    After the News of the World reporter Clive Goodman was jailed in 2007 for hacking into Prince William's mobile phone messages, Scotland Yard accepted, apparently without question, the assertion of the newspaper that Goodman was a single "rogue" opera...

  • Stephen Glover: How Rupert Murdoch lost control of his own story
    Friday, 28 January 2011

    David Cameron's political reputation is at risk for having hired as his spin doctor Andy Coulson, the editor of the News of the World when phone hacking took place. If Mr Coulson should be implicated – seemingly an increasingly likely outcome now tha...

  • Leading article: Grossly expensive
    Saturday, 29 January 2011

    Most of us, if told of a group who rub bird droppings into their faces, drink coffee made from beans excreted by cats, use bull's semen to wash their hair and eat cheese riddled with maggots, would assume that we were talking about the poorest of the...

  • Letters: Perspectives on the Palestine papers
    Friday, 28 January 2011

    Can God find a home for Palestinians? Robert Fisk, as always, hits the nail on the head ("A new truth dawns on the Arab world", 26 January). Alas, this exciting new truth will get us nowhere. While we rant, rave and demand our democratic rights w...

  • Leading article: Safeguard the wood and the trees
    Friday, 28 January 2011

    The Forestry Commission, which manages almost a million hectares of land, was set up after the First World War to create a strategic resource of timber. Forest area doubled. But the commission's focus has since shifted from seeing forests as timber f...

  • John Rentoul: "That's all Boris's"
    Saturday, 29 January 2011

  • Leading article: Dirty dean?
    Friday, 28 January 2011

    For where digital technology has sullied the reputation of Mr Gray, it is about to do the opposite for Dean Swift. Until now, academics had thought that the 65 letters first published in Swift's masterly A Journal To Stella in the 1760s were censored...

  • Lisa Markwell: For the price of a gold ring I can be happy – and sane
    Friday, 28 January 2011

    Thirteen years of wedded if not exactly bliss, then definitely happiness, is enough to make me certain that my sanity is saved by having a husband. He absorbs my fury when Every. Single. Thing. Is. Going. Wrong. He talks me down from the ledge of anx...

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