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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 AvatarIgor Sagdejev 20th Oct - 11:38pm
    Stuart, it is fun reading your posts. BTW, the Brits are not the worst in learning languages. Russians are about that bad too, not to...
  • User AvatarGeorge Potter 20th Oct - 11:37pm
    And, incidentally, I think it's worth pointing out that, as a parliamentarian, the noble lord Tony Greaves is a voting representative for life when it...
  • User AvatarGeorge Potter 20th Oct - 11:33pm
    @David Evans Actually the comment by Tony Greaves is completely illogical and unsubstantiated. For one thing, if we switched to one member, one vote but...
  • User AvatarIgor Sagdejev 20th Oct - 11:31pm
    But the English retirees living in Spain are an entirely different matter! They are paying coostomers! The Spanish must be double happy to have them....
  • User AvatarPeter 20th Oct - 11:29pm
    I think having policy that is in the interests of the membership at large as opposed to just those who have been active in their...
  • User AvatarPaul In Wokingham 20th Oct - 11:02pm
    5th place. In a national opinion poll. Behind the Greens. And there are still nearly 7 months until the election. In the raw data for...