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  • Leading article: Travel firms go bust, but the public needs protection
    Saturday, 13 September 2008

    The fact is that such companies are particularly vulnerable in times of recession. When the public feel the economic strain, as they are at present, holidays tend to be among the first expenditures on which they cut back. And high fuel prices and the...

  • Leading article: A package that puts the environment first
    Friday, 12 September 2008

    The unions, which had strongly lobbied for a windfall levy, were, naturally, deeply angry. And ministers were accused of "caving in" to the greedy energy companies. In one respect, the unions have a point about the poor behaviour of the energy sector...

  • Jon Cruddas: How did we become the party of the establishment?
    Friday, 12 September 2008

    The New Labour project is exhausted. Its promise of change in 1997 was greeted with optimism – "things can only get better". A decade on, that change has become associated with the turbulence of global capitalism – fear of immigration and economic in...

  • Letters: Shareholders' demands
    Saturday, 13 September 2008

    The boards of financial institutions pursue hubristic strategies, trade in unfathomable instruments, receive huge bonuses based on short- term outcomes and stay in their jobs only because the business owners – the shareholders – allow them to. The mo...

  • The Weasel: Something fishy
    Saturday, 13 September 2008

    Fortune's on Henrietta Street has been smoking herrings since 1872. It is an intriguing thought that much of the drama described in Bram Stoker's Dracula, published in 1897 and partially set in Whitby, must have taken place in an atmosphere imbued wi...

  • Leading article: A scientific lesson in life
    Friday, 12 September 2008

    This is no ordinary experiment of course, but the largest and most ambitious ever attempted. Over the past two decades, Cern has drawn on the expertise of a veritable army of scientists. And it helps, of course, that it is researching the most fundam...

  • Carola Long: Forget science: as every fashionista knows, black is best
    Friday, 12 September 2008

    Absolutely none. The most avant-garde designers don't let pedestrian details such as whether certain patterns add pounds interfere with their creative visions. And besides, the women who wear these straight-off-the-catwalk pieces are generally so thi...

  • Elin Jones: We are not a protest group. We are a modern party
    Friday, 12 September 2008

    Using a flag to fool the electorate is something Labour seem to do often. Gordon Brown's attempts to hide the fact that he's Scottish by waving the Union Jack has back-fired on all counts. The Scottish think he's betraying his roots and Middle Englan...

  • Martha Robinson: Teenspeak is not for adults
    Friday, 12 September 2008

    Some seem out of date (has anyone actually said "whack" since the 1990s?), some may be made up, and others are clearly after my time (with my 19th birthday rapidly approaching I am beginning to lose touch with teen speak). However, if you do have a b...

  • Leading article: Theo strikes back
    Friday, 12 September 2008

    England owes Mr Walcott a debt of thanks for breathing some life into the carcass of its national football team. But his feat was also an inspiring personal story. Walcott's selection two years ago for England's World Cup squad as an untested 17-year...

  • Michael McCarthy: Feathered friends down Fulham way
    Friday, 12 September 2008

    Those of us Born To Follow Fulham, currently blessed in Roy Hodgson with a manager who brings the application of intelligence to the beautiful game, have always been blessed with the terrace. On a fine autumn or spring afternoon, there can be few mor...

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