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Monday, 18 February 2008

  • Leading article: A chapter ends, but the Chancellor's woes continue
    Monday, 18 February 2008

    It is easy, with the benefit of hindsight, to ask what took the Government so long. That this is the obvious question, however, does not make it either untimely or wrong. It was certainly the question Alistair Darling was most concerned to try to ans...

  • Leading article: Some home truths for shareholders and taxpayers
    Tuesday, 19 February 2008

    It is difficult to envisage, for example, Ron Sandler and his new team of managers trying to push Northern Rock aggressively into the marketplace again. It would be unfair competition, and legally challenged as such. Northern Rock has the unique adva...

  • Letters: The Bush Presidency is far from amusing; it is terrifying
    Tuesday, 19 February 2008

    But we live in 2007 and, since 1945, the American President has not only been the most politically powerful man in the world, but also potentially one of the most dangerous. He (or she) has their finger on the nuclear button that could wipe out not j...

  • Leading article: Good news and bad news
    Tuesday, 19 February 2008

    Yet that is no excuse for complacency from ministers. Such is the capacity of violent crime to ruin lives that no government can afford to ignore it. Violent crime is also concentrated in certain geographical areas. While offending rates might be fal...

  • Letters: The right to violence
    Monday, 18 February 2008

    For 400 years, no bailiff has been allowed to force entry into our homes; they had to enter peacefully and, that done, they could re-enter by breaking in. In the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004, they can now break in without a warrant t...

  • Suzi Feay: At The Sharp End
    Monday, 18 February 2008

    Then there are the eerie coincidences. You watch Ashes to Ashes, where Keeley Hawes goes to the Blitz club and dances with the New Romantics, then curl up with one of your assigned books. One page later, a character goes to the Blitz club and dances ...

  • Leading article: Dodgy timing
    Tuesday, 19 February 2008

    It goes without saying that publication was hardly prompt and the Government resisted disclosure to the last. In the end, it was thanks to the persistence of a private individual and the Information Commissioner's ruling that this draft has seen the ...

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