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  • Leading article: The proof of a foreign policy that has failed
    Wednesday, 16 January 2008

    The deal may face obstruction by the Democrat-controlled Congress; it might even be turned down. But Mr Bush was sending his own message. So far as the White House is concerned, Saudi Arabia is still Washington's No 1 ally in the region. The US may n...

  • Leading article: At last, Mr Brown looks to the future
    Tuesday, 15 January 2008

    Yesterday he put all that behind him with a clear statement of his vision of Britain's place in a Europe which can build international financial stability, remove regulatory restrictions on the world economy, promote free trade, help the world's poor...

  • Leading article: A measure of honesty
    Wednesday, 16 January 2008

    So which measure of public buying power is more accurate? The difference between the two indices should not be exaggerated. There are minor divergences in methodology, but this in itself has no significant impact. Both indexes include the key factors...

  • Leading article: Extortionate fees and empty threats
    Tuesday, 15 January 2008

    This newspaper has long argued that these charges are indeed illegal, on the grounds that they bear no relation to what it costs the banks to deal with such overruns. Put simply, it does not cost a bank £30 to bounce a cheque. But the banks will not ...

  • Leading article: Fancy dress
    Wednesday, 16 January 2008

    Welcome to the weird world of the establishment dress code. The injunction is part of Ascot's new clothing regulations. Along with demands for substantial fascinators to be donned, the race course stipulates that dress straps should be more than an i...

  • Leading article: No show
    Tuesday, 15 January 2008

    The Golden Globes were replaced at the weekend by a perfunctory press conference in the Beverly Hilton Hotel, after the Screen Actors Guild said its members would not cross writers' picket lines. There is no point in holding a party to which your gue...

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