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Monday, 1 October 2007

  • Leading article: Populist and eye-catching, but beset by vagueness
    Tuesday, 2 October 2007

    There were some eye-catching proposals from Mr Osborne. His pledge to raise the inheritance tax threshold from £300,000 to £1m was red meat for tax-cutting Tory traditionalists. And it is also likely to be popular in marginal constituencies in the so...

  • Letters: Burma and history
    Tuesday, 2 October 2007

    While Lord Louis Mountbatten, the British Viceroy, had great faith that Aung San was a leader who could peacefully reconcile the ethnic and social groups to create conditions conducive to post-war reconstruction and prosperity, Governor Sir Reginald ...

  • Leading article: Only a first step to peace
    Tuesday, 2 October 2007

    But Israel continues to send out contradictory signals. On the one hand this is the second release of prisoners since the summer. The Israeli army was forceful with Zionist extremists who set up five new wild-cat settlements in the West Bank at the w...

  • Leading article: Work in progress
    Tuesday, 2 October 2007

    To answer that we need to bear in mind the history of the art market. It has always been the wealthy who have bought fine art. And as a result the market has always fluctuated with the fortunes of the very rich. What we are seeing now is no different...

  • Charles Nevin: Make way for my vision for Britain
    Monday, 1 October 2007

    The Vatican, meanwhile, announced itself unimpressed with appearances by the Virgin Mary in a pine tree in Surbiton, and Mr Brown delineated a Britain fit for ants rather than grasshoppers. There remain problems of clarity and reception with the Cons...

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