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Saturday, 22 September 2007

  • Leading article: Brown's real work begins here
    Sunday, 23 September 2007

    When he takes the stage to deliver his big speech to the Labour conference in Bournemouth tomorrow, therefore, he does so in a commanding position. Not perhaps as dominant as Margaret Thatcher at the height of her power, or as all-encompassing as Ton...

  • Mark Garnett: We are a nation of hysterics
    Sunday, 23 September 2007

    Some of the commentary since the onset of the Great Panic has been pretty apocalyptic. The Government's enemies have tried to compare the sequence of events to 1992's Black Wednesday, hoping that it would inflict fatal damage on New Labour's reputati...

  • Marcus Berkmann: Hope I die before the band gets back together
    Sunday, 23 September 2007

    O'Connell sought a comparison with Sting and co's enormo-tour of the globe's vastest stadiums, and Lydon was unimpressed. "Listening to Stink trying to squeak through 'Roxanne' one more time, that's not fun. It's like letting air out of a balloon." H...

  • Leading article: This financial crisis should never have been allowed to happen
    Saturday, 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...

  • Michael Williams: Readers' editor
    Sunday, 23 September 2007

    Phew! There's a simple answer, Mr Sheppard. That was then and now is now. Like you, I went on the march and believed there was a huge libertarian issue at stake. But the growing body of evidence against regular cannabis use is overwhelming, particula...

  • Vicki Woods: Hold on to your padded coats, ladies...tailoring is back
    Sunday, 23 September 2007

    The fashion wheel takes longer to turn than you ever believe it will. No matter how much designers strive for seasonal change with cloth and colour and detail, they're mostly just turning out variations on a theme. Radical change – the kind of change...

  • Letters: Iraq deaths
    Saturday, 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 policy
    Saturday, 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 Washington
    Saturday, 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 brains
    Saturday, 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, ...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Out of America
    Sunday, 23 September 2007

    On Wednesday, The New York Times published a photo album from the Auschwitz death camp, showing carefree men and women of the SS singing, picnicking and sunbathing during time off from superintending mass murder. The next day, the cable channels ran ...

  • Leading article: Art of rejection
    Saturday, 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...

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