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  • Leading article: The Bank of England has at last acted - but this crisis is not over
    Saturday, 15 September 2007

    Three days later, the Bank has been forced to do just that, injecting an extra £4.4bn of funds into the money markets and, late on Thursday, moving to provide emergency assistance for the beleaguered Northern Rock. And yesterday saw something not see...

  • 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...

  • Letters: EU referendum
    Saturday, 15 September 2007

    The campaign would be dominated by the xenophobic prejudices of much of the press, so we should remember that the EU is, above all, foreign. It speaks other languages, a heinous crime for most monolingual Brits. The EU inhabits the same space as Isla...

  • Leading article: Dedicated to the art of following fashion
    Saturday, 15 September 2007

    To many people, this concern may seem incidental to their lives. They draw more fun than serious reflection from the cultish jamboree surrounding couture and are not going to feel under enormous pressure to cash in their ISAs to buy a pair of Balenci...

  • Katy Guest: Gordon, Maggie, and late-flowering love ...
    Saturday, 15 September 2007

    You can just see them in 10 years' time, giggling on a sofa as Davina shows the couple their "best bits" – Gordon and Maggie's eyes first meeting across a crowded despatch box; Gordon trying to get Maggie's attention by writing Where There's Greed: M...

  • 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: Flawed science
    Saturday, 15 September 2007

    One result is that many efficacy tests on animals appear to make drugs seem better than they are. Some initially indicate an improvement of 50 per cent. But when the study has been carried out properly, the measured improvement falls by half. The dru...

  • Richard Garner: Food for thought in learning game
    Saturday, 15 September 2007

    His theory that schools should be spending more time looking at neuroscientific research would seem to be bearing some fruit – particularly as a result of the school's own experience in developing a distance learning foreign languages package which i...

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