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Tuesday, 17 June 2008

  • Leading article: The tragic legacy of a disastrous president
    Tuesday, 17 June 2008

    The "special relationship" is a concept that cuts little ice with hard-headed diplomats on both sides of the Atlantic. Yet it was once more than a platitude. While the default position of much of the world has traditionally been to look upon America ...

  • Leading article: The dragon of inflation breathes fire again
    Wednesday, 18 June 2008

    We had a taste of the more apprehensive, more austere mood yesterday, when the Office for National Statistics announced that the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 3.3 per cent in May, and the Governor of the Bank of England warned that the rate of ...

  • Michael Brown: Stand up for unpopular policies. You might win...
    Wednesday, 18 June 2008

    Tribal politics dictated the policies and the supporters. Add in an occasional reaction against the Government of the day, usually because of a fall in the standard of living, and just enough of the rich, or poor, would switch their votes in protest ...

  • Letters: Blair's fluffy thinking
    Wednesday, 18 June 2008

    Despite any good intentions, unless you degrade religious practice to the status of a lifestyle option, religion sets itself up as a revealed truth. Unfortunately for Mr Blair, whose foundation will apparently seek to avoid such pesky issues as "doct...

  • Julia Wrathall: Pressure must be applied to improve animals' welfare
    Wednesday, 18 June 2008

    Although many pigs live in large straw-bedded barns that enable them to move around and express natural behaviour, some are still reared in conditions that manifestly fail to meet their physical and behavioural needs. The problem is that, although th...

  • Sean O'Grady: Now Brown must tell us how he can defeat stagflation
    Wednesday, 18 June 2008

    Inflation will not return to the official target until 2010 or 2011. For some of that time it will be double the target rate. Concentrated on food and fuel, inflation will hit poorer households and pensioners hardest. Yet even as inflation soars, out...

  • Leading article: Green politics
    Tuesday, 17 June 2008

    The Conservative leader told an audience at Westminster's Royal Horticultural Halls that, although the cost of living is "the number one concern for Britain's families", the plain fact is that we "can't afford not to go green". Protecting the environ...

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