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Tuesday, 18 September 2007

  • Leading article: The crisis seems over, the cracks remain
    Wednesday, 19 September 2007

    So it is now the taxpayer who will pick up the tab for the high-risk business practices of Northern Rock. But it will also be impossible for the Government to deny equivalent support to any other banks that might find themselves in similar straits. P...

  • Nick Clegg: Immigration policy should be based on facts, not fear
    Wednesday, 19 September 2007

    We know that the response of many people to immigration is fear. It could, therefore, be considered odd that the Liberal Democrats, with our long tradition of tolerance, should decide to go on the attack on immigration. It makes sense, though, becaus...

  • Mark Farmaner: Sanctions could make a difference
    Wednesday, 19 September 2007

    There is a myth that the regime in Burma is immune to international pressure, that sanctions and political engagement have failed. This is far from the truth. The regime depends on international trade and investment to fund the half million-strong ar...

  • 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...

  • Letters: Looting in Iraq
    Wednesday, 19 September 2007

    However, it might be possible to stem the flow of antiquities out of Iraq by tackling the problem from the other end and by targeting the dealers and the collectors. The supply of Mesopotamian antiquities has almost dried up on the legitimate market ...

  • Leading article: Mercenaries and murder
    Wednesday, 19 September 2007

    The roots of this latest atrocity lie in the aftermath of the initial invasion. After Saddam Hussein's regime was toppled in 2003, private security companies employing ex-servicemen flooded into the country. Blackwater was one of the biggest. It had ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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