The film is one of Scorsese's bawdiest and most enjoyable efforts
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Monday 02 March 2009
Tuesday 10 February 2009
Friday 30 January 2009
Outlook Can capitalism ever be socially responsible, or is that simply not part of its DNA? There are lots of fine words and good intentions being expressed here in Davos about the need to make free markets work for the public good – as there always are when capitalism goes through one of its perennial crises. Normally this talk lasts about as long as the conference itself.
Thursday 29 January 2009
Outlook If you want to cheer yourself up amidst all the economic gloom and doom, visit the World Economic Forum annual meeting here in Davos, where the mood is one of unrelenting "can do" optimism, as you would expectof business leaders for whom no challenge is too great.
Oliver! Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London<br>Roaring Trade, Soho Theatre, London<br>Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, NT Olivier, London
Sunday 18 January 2009
Tuesday 30 December 2008
Prime Minister Gordon Brown today set himself firmly against any relaxation of the law on assisted suicide.
Tuesday 30 December 2008
Saturday 20 December 2008
Tuesday 25 November 2008
Thursday 20 November 2008
Saturday 08 November 2008
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/keen-on-new-m-7.html">Keen on New Media: Big government in the information age</a>
Monday 20 October 2008
And so, we are told, a new liberal age is coming to an America shell-shocked by the current capitalist crisis.
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/10/by-john-rento-2.html">John Rentoul: Gordon Brown, anti-capitalist hero</a>
Tuesday 14 October 2008
My good friend Steve Richards is one of the best commentators on politics at the moment, and one of the reasons for that is that, unlike the rest of us,* he refuses to write Gordon Brown off. But today he goes too far:
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/10/capitalism-gets.html">Ben Chu: Capitalism gets fettered, and breathes a sigh of relief</a>
Monday 13 October 2008
One of the piquant ironies of the effective nationalisation of a large chunk of the British high street banking sector this morning is that it leaves those politicians and commentators who have spent their careers ridiculing the clumsiness of the state and scorning any form of government intervention in society utterly bereft.
Saturday 09 August 2008
The No Pain, No Gain portfolio has endured some punishing reverses. They tend to underline the sad state of the stock market and the increasingly fierce recessionary influences that are forcing the nation into an old-fashioned slump.
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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