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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

  • Leading article: Iran risks playing into the hands of its enemies
    Thursday, 16 February 2012

    Nuclear fuel rods and centrifuges, though, are not toys; nor should they be used as propaganda props. To trifle with such sensitive apparatus – even if, as Iran still insists, it is designed to produce nothing more harmful than much-needed electricit...

  • Leading article: Superpowers in search of the next world order
    Wednesday, 15 February 2012

    Mr Xi might appear, in terms of ranking and schedule, to be a visitor of secondary importance. Vice-President is not, by itself, a position of huge significance, and Mr Xi will take a well-trodden route – from Washington to Iowa farming country to Lo...

  • We need to avoid another ‘lost generation’
    Thursday, 16 February 2012

     

  • Amol Rajan: The Baroness, the comment and the unholy trinity
    Thursday, 16 February 2012

    Both she and the paper were shamelessly pandering to the baser instincts of Telegraph readers, tapping into their growing fear that Britain is being taken away from them. Having spent some time on a Comment desk, I know how these things work. An advi...

  • Letters: Secularism Hitlerism? Absurdism!
    Thursday, 16 February 2012

    I must remember to renew my subscriptions to the Nazi and Communist parties, cancel my standing orders to the various charities to which I contribute and then to kick the Big Issue seller outside Waitrose instead of buying (and enjoying) the magazi...

  • Leading article: Not such a beautiful game
    Thursday, 16 February 2012

    There are two strands to the club's financial meltdown. One is its annual losses of around £10m. The other, which precipitated the latest crisis, is a tax issue. Rangers have been using offshore "employee benefits trusts" to pay some staff, in an eff...

  • Jude Rogers: The Welsh language is too precious to be allowed to disappear
    Thursday, 16 February 2012

    Figures from the Comprehensive Welsh Language Board released this week paint a dark picture. The number of Welsh speakers moving out of the country, or dying, every year – 11,700 in total – is overtaking those who are left and those who are learning....

  • Ben Chu: Mervyn King is more than keeping up
    Wednesday, 15 February 2012

     

  • Simon Kelner: How C for Cancer became C for Cautious Optimism
    Wednesday, 15 February 2012

    Last weekend, we were playing table tennis like a pair of youngsters. In fact, we beat an actual pair of youngsters, both of whom, as far as I know, had all their organs intact. In this rich, privileged world of ours, we take many things for granted...

  • Archie Bland: There is no 'i' in 'brand', but I see myself reflected in it
    Wednesday, 15 February 2012

    I sneer at those grotty teenage boys who buy Lynx deodorant because they think it will make them irresistible to women, but I buy Apple products, nominally because they work really well and are aesthetically pleasing, but probably really because I be...

  • Archie Bland: There is no 'i' in 'brand', but I see myself reflected in it
    Wednesday, 15 February 2012

    I sneer at those grotty teenage boys who buy Lynx deodorant because they think it will make them irresistible to women, but I buy Apple products, nominally because they work really well and are aesthetically pleasing, but probably really because I be...

  • Letters: Qatada - a triumph for the rule of law
    Wednesday, 15 February 2012

    Abu Qatada has been in prison for nine years without ever having been charged with any UK terrorist or other offence or being deported to his homeland of Jordan for terrorist offences allegedly committed there. Now, which of the vociferous Tory gentl...

  • Leading article: Not much economic wriggle room
    Wednesday, 15 February 2012

    With so much political capital tied up in their economic differences, it is little surprise that both parties are trying to make what they can of Moody's. Leaving aside the political posturing, however, and what is left is strikingly little room for ...

  • Jeremy Laurance: Malnutrition has an impact similar to that of Aids
    Wednesday, 15 February 2012

    The consequences can be seen in the distended bellies, peeling skin and thinning hair typical of the malnourished child. They may be irritable, apathetic or anxious. Their brains grow more slowly, with changes similar to those in children with mental...

  • Kim Sengupta: These attacks could serve as a catalyst for war
    Wednesday, 15 February 2012

    If all true, this is a dangerous moment in a scenario already incendiary due to the confrontation between Israel and the West and Iran over its nuclear programme.At the Herzliyah security conference in Israel this month one got the impression that th...

  • Leading article: Calling time on super-cheap alcohol
    Thursday, 16 February 2012

    While far from desirable, the binge-drinking mayhem in town centres each weekend is the least of the issue. Rather, it is the soaring number of long-term, often fatal, alcohol-related health problems – costing the NHS nearly £3bn annually – that clin...

  • James Cusick: Is there an agitator in Wapping?
    Thursday, 16 February 2012

    As leading counsel in landmark cases involving the European Human Rights Act, Mr Robertson is the go-to silk if your rights have been trampled on. But even Sun journalists who've watched their sources being handed over to Scotland Yard, in the News C...

  • Deborah Ross: Quick! Cover up those piano legs! Anything could happen!
    Thursday, 16 February 2012

    As it is, I spent most of this morning covering up the legs on our piano, so they wouldn't engorge my husband with lust – my husband has to only glimpse a piano leg, and it's like he's on fire – and then I had to help our parlour-maid strangle her il...

  • Leading article: A welcome move to take on whiplash claims
    Wednesday, 15 February 2012

    Some of the blame lies with unscrupulous motorists, some with ambulance-chasing lawyers, some with third parties such as garages selling on the details of crashes. More importantly, however, there is no shortage of potential remedies. Capping lawyers...

  • Natalie Haynes: Let's not pretend Hergé held 21st-century opinions
    Wednesday, 15 February 2012

    On closer inspection, however, the court has made a rather more sophisticated judgment than it first appears. It has ruled that the book, published in 1946, should not be banned in Belgium, because it wasn't intended to incite racial hatred. And the ...

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