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  • Leading article: A crisis that spread from Wall Street to the high street
    Thursday, 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 relationship
    Wednesday, 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...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Never underestimate the power of a general
    Wednesday, 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,...

  • Johan Eliasch: Don't let politics prevent us from saving the planet
    Wednesday, 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...

  • Leading article: The arrogance of power
    Thursday, 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 Iraq
    Wednesday, 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 truths
    Wednesday, 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...

  • Anne Penketh: Iraq is the prize in this battle
    Wednesday, 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...

  • Claudia Winkleman: Take It From Me
    Wednesday, 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...

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