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  • Leading article: Brown wins the conference trick
    Sunday, 5 October 2008

    How different the landscape looks now. The financial crisis of which Alistair Darling, the Chancellor, tried to warn us in the interview in his croft over the summer, suddenly threatened to overwhelm the US political system. Its effects on the so-cal...

  • Ian Macrae: This hatred is borne out of fear of disability
    Monday, 6 October 2008

    When compared with other instances of hate crime, it's not difficult to understand how a reluctance to believe in hatred of disabled people is hard to accept. If a woman is raped, the motive generally becomes clear that it's because she's a woman and...

  • D J Taylor: The glittering prizes
    Sunday, 5 October 2008

    No doubt I am wrong about this. At one point in Cameron's speech I was struck by a queer feeling of familiarity, the thought that I had heard the words before but in a slightly different context. The moment came when Cameron was recounting the dismal...

  • Tim Newburn: Boris has some explaining to do
    Sunday, 5 October 2008

    The stories circulating since last Thursday have varied widely. Some suggest that this was just another example of Boris the loose-cannon Mayor acting without the knowledge of the Metropolitan Police Authority, the Home Secretary or the Conservative ...

  • E Jane Dickson: Childminder, role model, sage... and the only one who can tell mummy off
    Sunday, 5 October 2008

    Earlier this year the internet support group grannynet.co.uk put out a call for a Grandparents' Charter defining the rights and responsibilities of this powerful social sector. As the site points out, grannies and grandpas are increasingly being haul...

  • IoS letters, emails & messages, 5 October 2008
    Sunday, 5 October 2008

    Jenny Jones Green Party Group, London Assembly London SE1 While US corporate greed and war expenditure helped precipitate the current financial crisis, the New Labour government and the City of London cannot escape their responsibility for it. Becaus...

  • Cole Moreton: What do you think you're looking at? Eh?
    Sunday, 5 October 2008

    Thank you. That feels so much better. No offence. It's just that having a proper rant is a damn good thing, all right... are you starting? What are you looking at? Want some? Sorry. Rants. They're brilliant. Cathartic. Destructive, yes, sometimes, bu...

  • Charles Clarke – voice of Britain! (5 October 2008)
    Sunday, 5 October 2008

    Peter's return suggested that Gordon is not completely without imagination and the capacity to make appointments on merit rather than irrelevant considerations of personality or history. But what is the point if he cannot even get an outside line? If...

  • Matthew Bell: The IoS Diary
    Sunday, 5 October 2008

    Peter Mandelson has never lacked a sense of his own worth. Only a little while ago he sauntered into The Wolseley on Piccadilly for supper, only to be told there were no free tables. Mandy then uttered the immortal line: "Don't you know who I am?"...

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