Books
30 October 2006
With The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins cements the reputation as a crusader against the ology that is steadily...
Books
04 September 2006
Much is made in the west of China's booming economy. But there are inevitable downsides to what has been described as...
Ideas
21 November 2005
If, as is feared, the avian flu virus H5N1 mutates and mingles genetically with the more serious human influenza A...
Health
12 September 2005
The recent Lancet report which claimed that homoeopathic remedies are no better than placebos brought the school of...
UK Politics
15 August 2005
When Robin Cook left me eight years ago almost to the day, the grief was very like a bereavement. One thought I had...
Ideas
08 August 2005
The classic juvenile tactic to get out of a scrape is to deny it vehemently, even if that means claiming black is white...
Sci-Tech
06 June 2005
Identify the enemy, label and demonise him. A reputation destroyed is mon-umentally difficult to rehabilitate. We are...
Health
14 March 2005
The basis on which the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Nice) has decided that no new Alzheimer's patients...
UK Politics
14 February 2005
I have been doing incapacity benefit assessments for the past two years. The government now proposes to reform them,...
Ideas
07 February 2005
Chris Smith, Labour's former culture secretary, had no sooner revealed that he is HIV-positive than the attack dogs...
Health
31 January 2005
When cannabis was demoted last year from a Class B to a Class C drug, it seemed to me that the decision was influenced...
Food and Drink
10 January 2005
Humans are hard-wired to believe themselves, collectively and individually, the greatest. And they like to celebrate...
Global Issues
29 November 2004
It is not just sufferers from Gulf war syndrome who may have cause to be grateful to Lord Lloyd, whose independent and...
Politics
22 November 2004
There is more esprit de corps among women than we realise. We are particularly sisterly to women in trouble, so while...
Business
15 November 2004
''Trying to force a financial camel through the eye of a scientific needle" was the metaphor used to describe the...

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