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  • Leading Article: At last, Bush steps in to tackle his home-grown financial crisis
    Saturday, 1 September 2007

    Shoring up their position and helping them to remortgage will ease the pressure on the international banking system, helping to build up confidence that a wave of defaults is not about to overcome otherwise robust Western economies. It will probably ...

  • Leading article: Guilty as charged - and a victory for people power
    Friday, 31 August 2007

    The climb-down by HSBC was not, of course, born of any charitable sentiment. It reflects self-interest pure and simple. Customer-power – or at least the power of a very particular group of customers – won the day. And that power derived from savvy us...

  • Matthew D'Ancona: Why I despair at this grotesque public downfall
    Friday, 31 August 2007

    There is something more than usually grotesque about this slow-motion downfall being played out daily in the media. When Winehouse's straight-to-karaoke single "Rehab" was released last October, it seemed that the MP3 generation had found its own Nan...

  • The Third Leader: Reality bites
    Saturday, 1 September 2007

    The show acquired an air of contrivance, its power to shock artificial. There was something wearisome about about the producers' claims to "push boundaries". Channel 4's recent troubles invite a serious reappraisal of its output, and as viewers deser...

  • Letters: The cult of Diana
    Saturday, 1 September 2007

    Sir: As an avid reader of Yasmin Alibhai-Brown's articles and an admirer of her honesty and sense of humour, I was all the more shocked to read her article of 30 August. What right has she or any of us to be telling the Princes what they should be fe...

  • Leading Article: Prejudice and public morality
    Saturday, 1 September 2007

    It would be wrong to condemn the writer totally. For the lesson to be drawn is not solely one of a gap between public and private morality, with the imputation of hypocrisy. It is also a measure of how far social attitudes have shifted since Danny Mi...

  • Hermoine Eyre: You can't always get what you want, Keith
    Saturday, 1 September 2007

    But did anyone ever think of the Critics' Dream? I had it the other night. I had to write my TV review on the TV, with my finger in the static across the screen. Then A A Gill came in with a duster... Evidently working as the TV critic of The Indepen...

  • Leading article: Is it democracy that is stirring?
    Friday, 31 August 2007

    Ms Bhutto is letting it be known that she has set conditions for returning to her home country. They include Mr Musharraf's agreement to resign as head of the army and Pakistan's speedy return, through elections, to democratic rule. Mr Musharraf's pr...

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