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  • Leading article: A Scottish example to the United Kingdon
    Thursday, 4 September 2008

    Whether any of this largesse is sustainable in the long term is another matter. For all of Alex Salmond's tactical brilliance in tweaking the tail of Westminster, one suspects that the Scottish First Minister's fiscal populism will hit the buffers of...

  • Letters: Housing crisis
    Thursday, 4 September 2008

    The Government should let house prices slide to realistic levels, based on a 3.5 to 1 ratio of prices to incomes, the historically established norm. Help the dispossessed by the usual means, accelerate social housing provision, let local authorities ...

  • Leading article: The football bubble
    Thursday, 4 September 2008

    Traditionalists have found plenty to grumble about in all this. Some clubs have become vehicles for the international jet set to flaunt their wealth and amuse themselves. Others have become sports "franchises" run by foreign businessmen purely for pr...

  • Leonard Doyle: In Alaska, reputation of Palin is still whiter than white
    Thursday, 4 September 2008

    Wasilla calls itself the "Home of the Iditarod", the 1,000-mile dog-sled race into the wilderness of Alaska. It sits beneath two majestic mountain ranges but the town itself, 40 miles from Anchorage, is less spectacular. With a lot of help from its m...

  • Stephen Khan: Another step towards the ultimate goal: independence
    Thursday, 4 September 2008

    Are they right? Probably, but that's hardly surprising given that his party's main aim is to break the Union. And yesterday he did mention the issue of local taxation a lot. In Scotland that serves as a reminder of one thing: the poll tax. The Scots ...

  • George W Bush: John McCain is the right man to lead America
    Thursday, 4 September 2008

    John McCain's life has prepared him to make those choices. He is ready to lead this nation. From the day of his commissioning, John McCain was a respected naval officer who made decisions on which the lives of others depended. As an elected public se...

  • Sophie Morris: I guess it must be a boy thing...
    Thursday, 4 September 2008

    Annoyingly, this sort of insider information is usually classified. For a heterosexual male to admit he's got the hots for another bloke is, well, just not cricket. Even in these enlightened days of male moisturisers and manbags it takes a rare self-...

  • Leading article: Past masters
    Thursday, 4 September 2008

    Which is why it is so important to keep Old Masters such as the Titians in the galleries where they have influenced generations of younger artists. And it is why the Picasso and Turner exhibitions tell only half the story. Just as they were formed by...

  • Guy Adams: Drink and disaster go hand in hand, it seems
    Thursday, 4 September 2008

    The vast majority heeded fear-mongering politicians and got the hell out. But 20,000-odd diehards stuck two fingers up at common sense, stockpiled a decent supply of alcohol and tobacco, and stayed behind to get horrifically drunk. By the time Gustav...

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