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Society & Politics

Daily Mail nice to Gordon Brown shock!

Having helped show him the door, a certain newspaper is now trying to be more cosy.

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22nd Nov 2010
Alexander Hay
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Society & Politics

The problem with being right

Six months ago I predicted that Prince William and Kate Middleton would announce their engagement.

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17th Nov 2010
Anthony Page
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Society & Politics

In the midst of a New World Order

Those of you who keep up with current affairs will have noticed a distinct shift of emphasis from the news media recently. All the news from the Far East is upbeat and very positive, whilst the news from the West is full of caution and caveats. In other words, not quite doom and gloom but pretty close.

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16th Nov 2010
Anthony Page
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Society & Politics

You can't make people good

As Iain Duncan Smith denounces worklessness as a 'sin', the thorny issue of politics and morals surfaces again.

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15th Nov 2010
Alexander Hay
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Society & Politics

Cameron accepts that size matters!

Domestic politics is so passé. David Cameron is off playing international statesman and trying desperately not to mention the appalling human rights record of his hosts (China).

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11th Nov 2010
Anthony Page
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Money & Finance

Spending cuts: Osborne sharpens axe

When the government was formed as a coalition, I admit I had very little faith in its ability to focus on the malaise the nation was in, let alone formulate a plan that would offer a remedy.

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19th Oct 2010
Gareth Hargreaves
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News

i, newspaper

Next week The Independent launches a new ultra-cheap condensed newspaper called i.

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19th Oct 2010
Allan McLachlan
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Society & Politics

Foreign aid too costly for Britain

Having forked out £billions in aid in 2009, UK politicians and commentators are questioning the value of boosting emerging economies such as Vietnam, India and China. And I agree with them!

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8th Oct 2010
Anthony Page
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Relationships

Sex and 'old people'? Heaven forfend

I'm sick of reading stories about how the over 50s are ignorant to the risks of sexually transmitted diseases and that older people are rampantly promiscuous, viagra powered slaves to lust ... blah, blah, blah. How refreshing that a recent report from Continuum Crew's Lori Bitter suggests that women over 50 prefer watching TV in the bedroom to sex.

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20th Sep 2010
Gareth Hargreaves
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Money & Finance

Housing and property prices: An uncertain outlook

The worst may be over in the housing market, but the future is still far from clear

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16th Sep 2010
Stewart Andersen
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Money & Finance

The state of things

After months of flatlining, there is some tentative evidence to suggest that the property market is still alive...just. But media reports are sending mixed messages.

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16th Sep 2010
Stewart Andersen
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Home & Leisure

Moving Countries in Midlife

Why would a middle-aged Australian couple, with a spacious home close to surf beaches, move to chilly overcrowded London? That's just what my husband Andrew and I have done and the adventure has just begun...

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14th Sep 2010
Diane Priestley

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