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  • Leading article: Our financiers need not just a rescue, but a reckoning
    Tuesday, 9 September 2008

    The US Treasury Secretary, Hank Paulson, hoped that the implicit guarantee of funding he made in July would be enough to shore up market confidence in the two giant mortgage lenders. Investors were not convinced. The share prices of Freddie and Fanni...

  • Leading article: Union loyalty to the PM shows signs of fraying
    Monday, 8 September 2008

    These tensions within the party have already manifested themselves in pre-conference interviews, in which some senior union leaders have attacked the Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, who is widely seen as a rival and potential successor to Mr Brown...

  • Leading article: A boon, not a burden
    Tuesday, 9 September 2008

    But the basic problem goes deeper. It is the group's basic premise that immigration is bad for Britain. The truth is the very opposite. The vast majority of migrants are a boon, not a burden, to this country. They do jobs that Britons turn down, such...

  • David Miliband: We badly need a treaty to control the arms trade
    Tuesday, 9 September 2008

    Oxfam has calculated that Africa loses around $18bn (£10bn) per year due to wars, civil wars, and insurgencies. According to Oxfam's research, globally, an estimated 1,000 people die every day due directly to the use of small arms. Organisations like...

  • Leading article: Sarkozy's small steps in Moscow
    Monday, 8 September 2008

    This was never going to be easy, given the mood of bullish triumphalism in the Kremlin. Feelings in Russia have hardened, however, in the aftermath of the trip to Georgia and Ukraine made by the US Vice-President, Dick Cheney, not to mention the visi...

  • Sean O'Grady: The world depends on the two Fs
    Monday, 8 September 2008

    He was right. He might even have been understating things. For if Freddie and Fannie had been allowed to go under, the credit crunch so far would have been a mere prelude to a much more profound slump – one comparable to the Great Depression of the 1...

  • Letters: Protect our pubs
    Tuesday, 9 September 2008

    My 2005 BBC Storyville documentary Closing Time, the inside story of the loss of our village pub, in Ditchling, East Sussex, points up political skulduggery at the local level; a convoluted (even Orwellian) disregard for their own "action plan" by th...

  • Leading article: Championship point
    Tuesday, 9 September 2008

    The enthusiasm of the English public for Tim Henman in his Wimbledon pomp was genuine and abiding. But this is something different. Without wishing to dismiss Henman's talents, Murray is simply a better player. Indeed, he is now unequivocally one of ...

  • Michael McCarthy: Another summer of sodden misery. Is it bad luck – or worse?
    Tuesday, 9 September 2008

    Perhaps it is. But perhaps it isn't – that's an increasingly real possibility. It may be this is very much the shape of the future as climate change takes hold. The qualification to remember is that weather and climate are not the same. Weather is wh...

  • Kim Sengupta: Air power is essential to defeat Taliban, but so is local support
    Tuesday, 9 September 2008

    But sheer lack of US and Nato manpower on the ground means warplanes play a central role in operations and in bailing their forces out in emergencies. Air power, increasingly unmanned drones, are also vital in carrying out attacks on the Taliban acro...

  • Richard Garner: Nurseries and day care are not the only answers
    Tuesday, 9 September 2008

    Children from disadvantaged homes were lagging behind those from more affluent homes by the time they started schooling because their parent/s did not have the resources to give them the stimulation they might get in a better-off setting. So the answ...

  • Letters: Listen to sex workers
    Monday, 8 September 2008

    Despite this evidence, the Poppy Project, some government ministers and other campaigning groups continue to claim that the sex industry is saturated with underage girls and trafficked "sex slaves". They also claim this situation will be improved by ...

  • Daniel Howden: Hope for Africa lies in political reforms
    Monday, 8 September 2008

    For agriculture in Africa, the real problems stem from a global trade system that favours richer countries and large corporations, chronic under-investment by corrupt governments, and the gross distortion of food prices caused in large part by the ex...

  • Caroline Lucas: Grotesque profiteering that has to stop
    Monday, 8 September 2008

    When the fuel crisis started to bite, a strong leader would have set their sights on achieving energy independence. Instead, our prime minister went running to the profiteers-in-chief to beg for just enough more oil to keep us dependent. Just three o...

  • Dr Tim Grant: How text-messaging slips can help catch murderers
    Tuesday, 9 September 2008

    In the Hodgson case, Professor Malcolm Coulthard was able to show that the suspect messages were stylistically close to the undisputed messages of Hodgson – features like the lack of a space after the digit substitution in items such as "go2shop", co...

  • Susie Rushton: London's bloated catwalks
    Tuesday, 9 September 2008

    And today, the young designers trained by our fashion colleges tend to be both iconoclastic and quite brilliant. But commercially mighty they are not. All the same, for the past 25 years London has scraped by, somehow managing to be counted as a fash...

  • Leading article: Riding for a fall
    Monday, 8 September 2008

    Possibly, though the cause for which he is ready to risk jail is neither parliamentary liberty nor loyalty to an exiled dynasty, but the right to ride his Segway. British law forbids riding these curious-looking two-wheeled scooters on roads and cycl...

  • Peter Popham: Don't try and predict the Italian police
    Monday, 8 September 2008

    As part of their effort to monitor whatever is going on behind the walls of the planned base, the protesters decided to build an observation tower nearby so they could peek over. They told the local police in advance. One can imagine that in Britain ...

  • Quentin Bryce: We Australians intuitively know what serves us well
    Monday, 8 September 2008

    This chamber is a place of representative assembly, of rigorous review and debate, an institution enshrined in our Constitution and central to our country's parliamentary democracy. It is my greatest pleasure now to be part of that institution, to se...

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