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Monday, 17 September 2007

  • Leading article: Still leaders in the quest for green solutions
    Tuesday, 18 September 2007

    In this respect, the Liberal Democrats, who are holding their annual conference this week, have much to be proud of. They went into the 2005 general election with easily the most environmentally conscious manifesto of any of the main parties. And las...

  • Leading article: The real issue is not the leader's age, but aptitude
    Monday, 17 September 2007

    Worst of all, the Lib Dems have in Sir Menzies Campbell a leader whose personal ratings are even more dire than those of his party. A poll yesterday showed that just 4 per cent of voters think he would make a good prime minister compared to 17 per ce...

  • Letters: Grouchy greens
    Tuesday, 18 September 2007

    The greens' professed concern over climate change is no more than an excuse for an attack on consumerist lifestyles. Offer them practical ways of dealing with climate change that do not involve stopping the economy in its tracks – adaptation, carbon ...

  • Leading article: The Archbishop is on the right track
    Tuesday, 18 September 2007

    The tentative way in which the news came out suggests ground being carefully prepared. The Archbishop, John Sentamu, disclosed that he had had a conversation with the Prime Minister about Zimbabwe and urged him to lead an international campaign again...

  • Douglas McWilliams: Northern Rock was a preventable crisis
    Tuesday, 18 September 2007

    The Bank of England had to bail out NatWest. In 1975, everything went wrong at once: GDP fell by what was measured to be 3 per cent at the time (though the scale of the recession has since been revised down to only 0.6 per cent); inflation peaked at ...

  • Letters: Faith and facts
    Monday, 17 September 2007

    Page 1 of The God Delusion would demonstrate that I don't " caricature all church-goers as simple-minded fundamentalists" (Google: "Affection that I still retain for the Church"). Of course the churchgoers Stanford or I meet socially are not simple-...

  • Leading article: The high priest's damning confession
    Monday, 17 September 2007

    Alan Greenspan is the high priest of American capitalism. For 18 years he was the chairman of the US Federal Reserve – the central bank of the world's most powerful economy – and he is widely admired by free-marketeers and right-wingers. The White Ho...

  • Donnachad McCarthy: The shameful truth behind the Lib Dems' demise
    Monday, 17 September 2007

    With Labour continuing business as usual with proposals to massively increase airport expansion and road building and the Tories issuing two completely contradictory policy papers, with the likelihood being a fudged compromise, surely now is the time...

  • John Curtis: A failure of duty
    Monday, 17 September 2007

    Mesopotamia was home to the Sumerians, the Babylonians, and the Assyrians, all of whom made great contributions to the development of civilisation and left a legacy on which Europe drew heavily. It is vital to safeguard these finds for future generat...

  • Charles Campion: Rejoice and enjoy the variety of a native speciality
    Tuesday, 18 September 2007

    While the supermarket buyer's insistence on uniformity and ever-increasing shelf life at the expense of flavour may have reduced us to a handful of different strawberry varieties, there is still a decent range of different British apples. The season ...

  • Leading article: Trip of a lifetime
    Monday, 17 September 2007

    And so it is intended to. Just as the fast food revolution produced – as Newton's third law of motion might have predicted – the equal and opposite reaction of slow food, so international jet travel has produced the OzBus. The vehicle will trundle it...

  • Charles Nevin: Brits in space... we've got so much to offer
    Monday, 17 September 2007

    So, post-exploration, I can appreciate the argument, which has long held sway, that sending Britons up is too expensive, just as I can appreciate the argument that sending Britons up would fire enthusiasm for science among the young, boost national p...

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