Wednesday, 26 March 2008
Leading article: The blatant need for closer regulationThursday, 27 March 2008
Responsibilities for supervising the financial sector in Britain were split between the FSA, the Bank of England and the Treasury in 1997 – but the FSA was made specifically responsible for retail banking. As its latest report admits, the regulator s...
Leading article: A partnership that could reshape the ContinentWednesday, 26 March 2008
Sometimes the glamorous rituals that punctuate a presidential visit mask tensions, or much worse, between the two countries. At least on this occasion there is hope that the public harmony will be reflected in constructive private talks between the F...
William Gumede: Africa's version of democracy is in deadly crisisWednesday, 26 March 2008
Western donors, with their requirements that elections are enough to warrant aid, have helped along this limited view of democracy. Zimbabwe is staging its long-awaited presidential election this weekend, with Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF so blatan...
Letters: Class sizesThursday, 27 March 2008
Class sizes should be no more than 18, appropriately staffed, enabling adults involved to create personal and individual teaching, learning and behavioural opportunities. Halving teachers' workloads in this way would have fundamentally positive effec...
Leading article: A system that could do much, much betterThursday, 27 March 2008
These findings will come as little surprise to anyone who has followed the stream of revelations about the shortcomings of the asylum system in recent years. That they do not surprise, however, should not make them less shocking. Ministers should tak...
Letters: Victory of the SommeWednesday, 26 March 2008
But the article was inaccurate in some respects. The German offensive of 21 March 1918 was not launched at Easter, which fell at the end of March in 1918 (a minor point, but once in print such "facts" are difficult to dislodge). More seriously, while...
Leading article: Another illusion is shatteredWednesday, 26 March 2008
Yesterday in Basra there was an outbreak of fierce fighting between Shia militias and the Iraqi army. Moqtada al-Sadr, the leader of the Mehdi Army, has called for a campaign of civil disobedience in protest at the arrest of his followers by US and I...
Leading article: Down to earthThursday, 27 March 2008
True, Mr Blair would never have had the pleasure of sinking into those padded seats himself, having endorsed the proposal for a dedicated Boeing 737 and a smaller executive aeroplane as one of his last acts in Downing Street. But what better way for ...
Leading article: Fashion disasterWednesday, 26 March 2008
He cites the Jewish community a century ago in the East End, where sweatshops enabled them to use their skills "to carve out a living" and "haul themselves out of poverty". Britain's industrialising economy was indeed a great liberator of human poten...
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