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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

  • Leading article: The naming game should be brought to an end
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

    Elements of the press have been sailing close to the wind for several years. But with their character assassination of Mr Jefferies they have tipped over into the ocean of irresponsibility. And now the backlash is coming. Anna Soubry, the Conservativ...

  • Leading article: Egypt: a moment of hope, but also of peril
    Wednesday, 2 February 2011

    This confusion springs from the West's longstanding and misguided policy of propping up repressive autocrats in the Middle East, including Mr Mubarak, for the sake of regional stability. Our leaders are torn between backing the Egyptian people in the...

  • Leading article: Too soon to declare victory on heroin
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

    Before everyone congratulates each other and hails a battle half-won, however, it is important to look more closely at what these figures may and may not mean. Of course, it is a good thing if, as Soca claims, it has made strides in apprehending traf...

  • Letters: Egypt
    Wednesday, 2 February 2011

    On the other hand it slapped crippling sanctions on the Palestinians when they voted, in free and fair elections, for a party the US and Israel disliked. The world is watching with interest America's reactions to the expressed will of the Egyptian pe...

  • Leading article: Why a little knowledge can be dangerous
    Wednesday, 2 February 2011

    What could be objected to about the Coalition Government's scheme to put on the internet a map of every street in England and Wales, along with the statistics on how much anti-social crime, mugging, violence and burglary has taken place in the immedi...

  • Letters: Democracy and dictators
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

    In the Middle East, we are not on the side of right and freedom. We have supported the governments of Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, Jordan, the sheikhs of the Gulf, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against their people. We spout support for democracy now in Egyp...

  • Susie Rushton: All to play for in the Year of the Rabbit
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

    In China, that means little kids in pink bunny outfits and ubiquitous images of white rabbits, but also predictions by economic commentators that China's fortunes will continue to "leap" ahead. Rabbits are infiltrating politics. Last week, the Chines...

  • Leading article: Who are you?
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

    And now the European Union's Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market has ruled that the Dave media consultancy in Soho, central London, has the stronger claim to Davedom, mainly since it got there first. The Dave channel intends to fight on a...

  • John Rentoul: Who and Why is Craig Oliver?
    Wednesday, 2 February 2011

  • Sean O'Grady: Looking bad on interest rates
    Wednesday, 2 February 2011

  • John Rentoul: High-Minded Vacuities
    Wednesday, 2 February 2011

  • Leading article: Green giant
    Wednesday, 2 February 2011

    The news comes on the heels of research at Manchester University which showed that spinach, or the lutein in it, is the best natural medicine in combating age-related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness in Western society an...

  • Talbot Church: Guest list snub for 'too bright' Princess
    Wednesday, 2 February 2011

    I understand that none other than Prince Charles has instructed the guest committee at the Lord Chamberlain's Office that his cousin's name should be excluded. "The Prince has always considered himself the thinking person's royal," a senior courtier ...

  • John Rentoul: Counter-Baiting the Haters
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

  • Deborah Ross: There's a high price tag on the gift of beauty
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

    The sales lady blinked at me blankly and then explained that if I bought three false-bottomed, false-sided skincare products for £987 I would receive a free garish make-up bag along with an eye-shadow containing, at most, a fingerprint of product. "A...

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