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  • Ben Chu: In praise of Barclays
    Wednesday, 15 June 2011

  • Leading article: The real health challenge has been ignored in this debate
    Tuesday, 14 June 2011

    But what was proposed yesterday by the NHS Future Forum – the independent group of health professionals and experts set up two months ago by the Coalition to review the Bill after it ran into heavy opposition – was a very different beast. The Forum r...

  • Leading article: A template for democracy in a Muslim country
    Tuesday, 14 June 2011

    In all, that is a positive outcome, and evidence of the maturity of Turkey's electorate. Voters rewarded the AKP for the past four years of impressive economic growth and some much-needed social programmes, but the reward was not unconditional. Mr Er...

  • Tim Lott: The top of a slippery moral slope
    Wednesday, 15 June 2011

    It was not, to Pratchett's credit, a polemic. The writer, who suffers from Alzheimer's himself and wishes legally to be able to end his life in due course, examined very fairly some of the countervailing arguments. But there was no doubt about the pu...

  • Letters: What signal are 'Slut Walkers' sending out?
    Tuesday, 14 June 2011

    Throughout the animal world, males are programmed to respond to females that send out signals that they are ready to mate. When a woman dresses in a sexually provocative way, she is stimulating a hard-wired male response. The feelings aroused in men ...

  • Katherine Butler: To live, and die, for the thrill of speed
    Tuesday, 14 June 2011

    Seeing Senna at the weekend certainly corrected my perception of the sport. Where I was wrong was in thinking it is tedium embodied. Extraordinary on-board footage from Ayrton Senna's last competition, the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, let me understan...

  • Leading article: Worth more than a blue plaque
    Tuesday, 14 June 2011

    Some may see the impending sale only as evidence of hard times for public service broadcasting. It is at least as much about obsolescence and change. The requirements of television production have been transformed almost beyond recognition since Tele...

  • Deborah Ross: Things that Twitter has taught me
    Tuesday, 14 June 2011

    I have learnt that a "re-tweet" is prized, and if your husband or boyfriend re-tweets someone else, it is considered a grotesque act of betrayal. I have learnt that gossip can become huge news – gigantic news!; the biggest news! – for nearly an hour....

  • Shaun Walker: An awkward reminder of violent tensions in the Caucasus
    Tuesday, 14 June 2011

    Last December, gangs of Russians went on the rampage in Moscow to avenge the death of a football fan killed by migrants from the North Caucasus, with anyone of "non-Slavic appearance" a target. If it is proved that Budanov's murder was carried out by...

  • Jon Speelman: Diplomatic draw is a good move when playing a tyrant
    Tuesday, 14 June 2011

    From the limited footage available it is clear that Gaddafi is not remotely a serious chess player. He dithered over his first move which I presume was intended to be the classical 1.e2-e4 – initially moving the pawn just a single square forward (1.e...

  • John Rentoul: Bugbears and Gobbledegook
    Wednesday, 15 June 2011

  • Ben Chu: In praise of Barclays
    Wednesday, 15 June 2011

  • Leading article: Birds do it
    Wednesday, 15 June 2011

    Darwin, whose theories of natural selection were sparked by the finches of the Galapagos, explained why the occasional male finch might do this: it increases his chances of spreading his genetic material. But why do some females also have a roving be...

  • Jeremy Laurance: This compromise may offer the worst of all worlds
    Wednesday, 15 June 2011

    The vested interests who defended the status quo have triumphed. The result will be a two-tier service, with extra layers of management, fewer new providers and less change. The most bizarre consequence is that we may end up with an NHS less market-d...

  • Andy Atkins: Fortnightly rubbish rounds are a good thing
    Wednesday, 15 June 2011

    Councillor Bryn Morgan of Waverley in Surrey – the self-styled "most Conservative council in the UK" – boasted of the benefits of alternate weekly collections. Their introduction, he claimed, had cut the rubbish sent to landfill by 5,000 tons and the...

  • Natalie Haynes: 2012! 2012! 2012! There, I've said it
    Wednesday, 15 June 2011

    Most Londoners have paid the Olympic levy on their council tax without feeling too grouchy – it is the Olympics, after all. They have stadiums to build and then knock down a month later, and that costs money. But the goodwill is rapidly dissipating, ...

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