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Thursday, 13 September 2007

  • Leading article: The test for Mr Cameron: will he take on his party?
    Friday, 14 September 2007

    The report also sensibly balances proposals for penalties on environmentally damaging behaviour with incentives for those who make more environmentally sensitive choices. For instance, it proposes that higher tax on fuel-inefficient cars be balanced ...

  • David Cameron: Government must take tough decisions
    Friday, 14 September 2007

    The report is about three things. First, optimism for a brighter future. Yes, the challenges are huge and change necessary. But when I think of climate change and our response to it, I don't think of doom and gloom. I think of the power of innovation...

  • 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 ...

  • Letters: Parliamentary democracy
    Friday, 14 September 2007

    Our much-deferred joy at Tony Blair's departure was bound to be muted, with Mr Brown in the wings, but for many of us that joy is already ashes. Party political democracy in Great Britain appears to be dead. Mourning for its passing and its fine trad...

  • Leading article: The herd mentality
    Friday, 14 September 2007

    The outbreak is rather puzzling because it is more than 30 days since the last confirmed outbreak, and the incubation period for the disease is two to 14 days. Yet the virus can survive in water for up to 50 days and in hay and straw for up to 20 wee...

  • 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...

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