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  • Leading article: A lacklustre Budget, in the shadow of Mr Brown
    Thursday, 13 March 2008

    The word to which the Chancellor returned time and again was "stability". He intended it as reassurance. If maintaining stability is the Chancellor's priority, however, it rather presupposes that the enemy at the gate is instability. This inspires le...

  • Leading article: A flagging quest in search of Britishness
    Wednesday, 12 March 2008

    Actually, there are some semi-decent suggestions in Lord Goldsmith's report, such as his call for a review of the present ban on asylum seekers taking paid jobs while they are awaiting their claims to be judged and that there be better funding for En...

  • Stephen Hale: We've reached the moment of truth on climate change
    Wednesday, 12 March 2008

    The really big climate event this week is tomorrow's summit of European leaders. It is the approach taken there by the Chancellor and Gordon Brown that will make the difference between success and failure. We should judge all parties on their willing...

  • You Write the Caption - 13/03/08
    Thursday, 13 March 2008

    Exercise your wit, insight and maybe even a tad of news knowledge. In short, and just for fun, post your caption using the comment form below - and see other people's captions below that. We'll reproduce the best on our winners page at the beginni...

  • Letters: Clean-coal technologies
    Thursday, 13 March 2008

    In this country we are running out of choices; coal is becoming the only fossil fuel over which we have political and economical control. If we turn to gas-fired power stations, we will be increasingly dependent upon Russia and Central Asian countrie...

  • Leading article: An admiral and a self-serving administration
    Thursday, 13 March 2008

    The official explanation for his resignation is that there was a damaging "perception problem" of a difference of opinion between Fallon and the White House. On the contrary, this departure was all about substance. It was an open secret in US militar...

  • Michael Brown: At last, the true heir to the mantle of Geoffrey Howe
    Thursday, 13 March 2008

    The mantle of "Mogadon Man" that attached to Geoffrey Howe nearly 30 years ago now passes to Mr Darling. The crucial difference was that Sir Geoffrey had announcements of such historic proportions that we knew we slept through his speeches at our per...

  • Chancellor's Speech: 'Fairness and opportunity, founded on a stable economy'
    Thursday, 13 March 2008

    Despite the slowdown in the world economy, in 2007 the British economy grew by 3 per cent – the fastest growth of any major economy. This year my forecast is that – as growth in the world economy slows further – growth in the British economy will be ...

  • Tony Juniper: Acts of populism cannot conceal a lack of leadership
    Thursday, 13 March 2008

    The most recent modelling suggests that a cut in carbon dioxide emissions of some 80 per cent is needed by 2050. And although Mr Darling acknowledged this, and added that urgent action is warranted, he went on to announce only a weak mixture of measu...

  • Letters: Children's happiness
    Wednesday, 12 March 2008

    Are children being treated as numbers to enable the nation to compete with developing nations such as India and China, rather than treating them as human beings? Mike Pictor Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Sir: I have recently registered as a childminder...

  • Leading article: The deafening silence
    Wednesday, 12 March 2008

    Contrast this with the behaviour of Western governments, which have wrung their hands in horror at the sufferings of the poor people of Darfur and yet have done practically nothing concrete to help them. It is now over two months since the United Nat...

  • Leading article: Liberal interpretation
    Thursday, 13 March 2008

    But perhaps a little has been lost in translation here. The American concept of the "liberal" is rather different from that understood by much of the rest of the world. In the United States it is used to refer to anyone congenitally in favour of a gr...

  • Leading article: Flight of reason
    Wednesday, 12 March 2008

    By allowing BAA to raise landing fees, the Civil Aviation Authority (most likely under gentle pressure from the Government) is bailing out BAA's Spanish parent company, Ferrovial. It is being claimed that the higher landing charges are necessary to g...

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