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9 March 2012updated 12 Oct 2023 10:59am

Pick of the Week

A selection of posts made this week on

By Linda Colley

Mehdi Hasan asks if Ahmadinejad really wans to “wipe Israel off the map”?, and argues for the renationalisation of the railways.

Rafael Behr says the NHS reforms offer more pain for the Lib Dems, and asks if Labour can start a different conversation about benefits.

George Eaton notes that Grayling has admitted hitting the working poor, and sees Salmond’s courtship of Murdoch continue.

Samira Shackle recalls Clegg’s condemantion of Remploy job losses, and says Cable’s criticism of government policy hurts because it is true.

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Laurie Penny says that Rush Limbaugh’s rhetoric has distracted the left from the real danger.

Nelson Jones responds to Cardinal O’Brien’s attack on gay marriage, and asks if God is sexist.

Steven Baxter says the new, post-Leveson PCC must listen to the punters.

Gavin Kelly explains what lies behind the child benefit saga.

John Stoehr says that Romney will win the nomination, the question is when.

And Ryan Gilbey asks why movies about therapy so loaded with clichés.

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