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  • Leading Article: An untimely ministerial headache for Mr Brown
    Wednesday, 14 November 2007

    Before entering the Treasury, Alistair Darling, had proved himself a safe pair of hands in a succession of difficult posts. But then Northern Rock happened. Mr Darling found himself the first Chancellor of the Exchequer in 140 years to preside over a...

  • Leading article: A lack of definition on the big issues
    Tuesday, 13 November 2007

    We now know a little more about where Mr Brown wants to position Britain. Yet the speech left more questions unanswered than resolved. The meaning of the term "hard-headed internationalism", which Mr Brown was keen to push yesterday, is elusive. It s...

  • Steve Richards: Don't be fooled by this high-speed link to Europe – we are still stuck in the slow lane
    Tuesday, 13 November 2007

    Not surprisingly, there is a genuine whiff of excitement in the air, at least among those who live close enough to benefit from the new service. We are not used to this in Britain, the opening of lavishly refurbished stations to greet the arrival of ...

  • Letters: Police complaints
    Tuesday, 13 November 2007

    There are two reasons for the besuited and bewigged end of law enforcement to go easy on the uniformed end. One is the gambler's judgement on the prospects of prosecution the CPS is required to make. The other is the need for the CPS to work closely ...

  • Leading article: Politics, prejudice and popular culture
    Tuesday, 13 November 2007

    By its nature, rape is a difficult crime to prosecute. There are rarely third-party witnesses and victims usually know their attacker. This means trials often come down to one person's word against another. But there can be no doubt that the criminal...

  • Anne Penketh: Brown's message was clear... his foreign policy is all about multilateralism
    Tuesday, 13 November 2007

    Mr Brown's first foreign-policy speech was short on detail and was similar to the message spelled out in Washington by his International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander in July, which troubled the White House and preceded the drawdown of Brit...

  • Martin Kelner: The dry wit of the residents may baffle Chelsy – but she should stick around
    Tuesday, 13 November 2007

    Possibly Chelsy had a look at some of the Leeds sites on the internet – or got someone to do it for her – in which case she may have been seduced by the pictures of bright, young, immaculately coiffed things crowding waterfront bars and world-class r...

  • Leading article: War of words
    Tuesday, 13 November 2007

    West Dunbartonshire is not alone in its success. Springboard for Children says it has a 90 per cent success rate in improving children's reading standards to the level where they can be returned to a mainstream classroom. That is 90 per cent of the b...

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