Friday, 21 September 2007
Leading article: This financial crisis should never have been allowed to happenSaturday, 22 September 2007
Although he seems to have done enough to save his job, Mr King's testimony before the Treasury Select Committee on Thursday was hardly a triumph. His firm initial refusal to inject money into the system looks entirely inconsistent with the Bank's beh...
Leading article: Sir Menzies and the limits of soft power in politicsFriday, 21 September 2007
It is to his credit that he used his speech to tackle these questions head on. His reward was a reception of uncommon warmth and a shortening of bookies' odds on his remaining party leader until the next election. On the age question, Sir Menzies mad...
Letters: Iraq deathsSaturday, 22 September 2007
The US companies, on the other hand, have been quite the opposite. It seems to be a Standard Operating Procedure for them to open fire willy-nilly, as soon as a contact occurs. Myself and many others are only amazed that no action has been taken agai...
Leading article: The bitter fruits of a failing policySaturday, 22 September 2007
The report argues that many of the deaths could be avoided through better design of cells and improved monitoring. That is true, but the prison service needs considerably more reform than that. The first priority must be to bring the number of prison...
Rupert Cornwell: Strange times in war-wary WashingtonSaturday, 22 September 2007
Despite demands from city officials that Mr Ahmadinejad be denied this opportunity to spout "hate-mongering vitriol" shortly before he addresses the UN General Assembly next week, Mr Bollinger has promised the event will go ahead, in the tradition of...
Hermione Eyre: What Oxbridge wants isn't class but brainsSaturday, 22 September 2007
Many have been quick to point the finger at class prejudice within the Oxbridge admissions process. This is a tired old argument; I had thought it would not wash any more. But here it is, back with a vengeance. Browsing rolling news blogs yesterday, ...
Leading article: Heightened tensions in a dangerous arenaFriday, 21 September 2007
There are several theories in circulation. One is that a shipment of arms bound for Hizbollah in southern Lebanon was hit. US sources have hinted that a secret joint Syrian-North Korean nuclear research project was the target. Another theory doing th...
Leading article: Art of rejectionSaturday, 22 September 2007
Now, as we report today, Van Gogh's probable final work, The Fields, which he painted days before he committed suicide, has emerged on to the art market for the first time. The work of a man who sold only one painting in his life is likely to break r...
Austerity has hardened the nation's heart
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