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Your essential weekend reader — 12 must-read articles you may have missed

It’s Saturday morning, so here are twelve thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices…

The lottery of life: Where to be born in 2013The Economist‘s annual list of the top quality-of-life countries: ‘Being rich helps more than anything else, but it is not all that counts; things like crime, trust in public institutions and the health of family life matter too.’ Britain comes 27th. (The Telegraph has a picture-only version here.)

The burdens that Israel should not have to bearBrendan

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  • User AvatarPsi 27th Sep - 4:16pm
    Avril I think the “please offer a seat” badges are vital, the topic of seats is a minefield for most people: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/10027724/Diana-Rigg-is-right.-Offering-a-seat-to-a-woman-is-dangerous.html I have heard...
  • User Avatarexpats 27th Sep - 3:55pm
    Avril Coelho, There is nothing new about such manners...In the 1980s my wife commuted to London...She was full of stories about such 'bad manners'...It wasn't...
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    It's a lot better in local elections there is no doubt about that. However, don't forget several parliamentary by-elections and the Scottish, Welsh and London...
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    Rebecca You say "The evidence and the research does not show that reintroducing grammar schools will improve the situation ". What is the source of...
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    Jennie Rigg So glad , Jennie , he, Jeremy Brett, was a very heroic man in his individual presence and his professional roles, stature ,...
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    I agree Adrian but doctors strikes are life and death, unlike teachers strikes etc. Of course I support junior doctors but I don't support telling...