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Monday, 26 November 2007

  • Leading article: Long-term planning and short-term mistakes
    Tuesday, 27 November 2007

    As the swift backing from the Treasury showed, it would help get the Government and the Bank of England off the expensive hook that they impaled themselves on in underwriting the rescue. Even though the offer would initially pay off less than half of...

  • Leading article: Bush's last chance to leave a legacy of peace
    Monday, 26 November 2007

    Even assuming that the negotiations begin after tomorrow, the obstacles to success remain daunting. Hamas, which is in control of Gaza, is excluded from the process and has the power to disrupt it. Israel's Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, conversely, fa...

  • Letters: Cost of emigration
    Tuesday, 27 November 2007

    Research by prospects.co.uk in the spring of this year reveals a cost of £7,000 per staff member leaving. The cost of phasing out the outgoing staff member and replacing them quickly adds up. If, as the Office of National Statistics states, 600 peopl...

  • Leading article: The case for boarding schools
    Tuesday, 27 November 2007

    Now, there is independent research to back up this approach. Vulnerable children, it suggests, do succeed if they are given this opportunity. The research, from the Royal Wanstead Children's Foundation (RWCF) – an education charity whose main aim is ...

  • Gabrielle Rifkind: The lessons of conflict resolution must be learnt
    Tuesday, 27 November 2007

    The Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, presides over a fractured Knesset. On the Palestinian side, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks only for Fatah, and while Hamas remains excluded from the peace process, it remains poised to act as a spo...

  • Leading article: A new generation makes its voice heard
    Monday, 26 November 2007

    Whatever else he got wrong, voters could scarcely fault the veteran John Howard with his overall stewardship of the economy. Over more than 11 years of expansion, wages have risen, national debt has been wiped out and unemployment has fallen to only ...

  • Leading article: Tipping the scales
    Tuesday, 27 November 2007

    Why fishmongers are now few and far between is not hard to explain. Supermarkets have long put pressure on independent high-street retailers. And while prices may have fallen, this has put paid to the diversity of local traders in many town centres. ...

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