Wednesday, 12 September 2007
Leading article: A crisis that spread from Wall Street to the high streetThursday, 13 September 2007
But it would be premature to state that this is a direct result of the turmoil in the financial world. Next's six-month results were actually better than expected. And what disappointing sales there have been in the retail sector owe more to the wet ...
Leading article: Distortions, myths and a dysfunctional relationshipWednesday, 12 September 2007
A twist in the saga came yesterday. We learned that the European Commission will be dropping pressure on Britain to switch to metric. This decision is likely to owe something to a European issue even more vexing than metrication. Brussels wants to he...
Johan Eliasch: Don't let politics prevent us from saving the planetWednesday, 12 September 2007
It is almost as if party politics in Britain do not allow for such a thing as a non-political issue, with the corollary that every issue has to be fought over and owned by one party or another. Put another way, if you're working with the opposition y...
Rupert Cornwell: Never underestimate the power of a generalWednesday, 12 September 2007
Thus it has been for David Howell Petraeus Mesopotamianus as he returned from Baghdad this week to deliver his speech to Congress on the progress of the war in Iraq in general, and the state of the Bush surge in particular. For all their differences,...
Leading article: The arrogance of powerThursday, 13 September 2007
Mr Abe's departure, ostensibly over his failure to fulfil a personal promise to President George Bush that Japan would continue to back the US "war on terror", is a textbook case of the arrogance of power. Mr Abe, Japan's youngest post-war prime mini...
Letters: Vacuum in IraqWednesday, 12 September 2007
Philip Goldenberg Woking, Surrey Sir: The White House argues that the existence of al-Qa'ida in Iraq requires US forces to remain there. The goal of al-Qa'ida is presumably to further entangle the coalition in Iraq. They are achieving this by encoura...
Leading article: Some uncomfortable truthsWednesday, 12 September 2007
The conclusions on how this money has been spent do not make for happy reading. True, there are some encouraging findings. Sir Derek has found that the increases in funding have delivered shorter waiting times and better heart, cancer and mental heat...
Claudia Winkleman: Take It From MeWednesday, 12 September 2007
Well, love, aren't we all. It's gone on long enough and we've all been polite. Up to now no one has screamed " How can you do this to your children?" No one has sounded an alarm. Nope, we've turned the other cheek, we've hummed to ourselves, bitten o...
Anne Penketh: Iraq is the prize in this battleWednesday, 12 September 2007
Beyond the mud-slinging, the two countries are clearly engaged in a proxy war, with the nuclear ambitions of a newly assertive Iran under its hardline President part of the equation. The message from the Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, did no...
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