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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

  • Leading article: Private money and public interest
    Thursday, 23 September 2010

    For the past three decades there has been a free market fundamentalist ideology at work in political life; an assumption that the public good is automatically served by leaving the private sector to its own devices. This view took hold under Margaret...

  • Leading article: Wounded pride and public relations
    Wednesday, 22 September 2010

    Yesterday delegates of the international teams who will compete in the Indian capital complained about the state of the accommodation for the 7,000 athletes and officials due to arrive in the coming days. A statement from Team Scotland labelled the r...

  • Letters: Perspectives on badgers
    Thursday, 23 September 2010

    Besieged by dear old Mr Brock Terence Blacker believes "badgers are blessed with an appearance that causes the human heart to melt" (Opinion, 21 September). This is not a view shared by those that live in close proximity to dear old Mr Brock. No,...

  • Leading article: A chance to avert a new cold war
    Thursday, 23 September 2010

    The question of exactly who controls what and where national demarcation lines might run has taken on a new urgency because of two quite separate developments. Modern technology has made prospecting and drilling possible deeper and in lower temperatu...

  • Harriet Walker: The curious death of the hipster
    Thursday, 23 September 2010

    What's striking about this video is its pincer-like grasp of a concerted youth movement among a very specific demographic: the skinny jeans, the moustache deliberately reminiscent of a sex offender, the pallid skin and extreme ectomorph physique. The...

  • Letters: Liberal Democrats
    Wednesday, 22 September 2010

    The Lib Dem leadership will be urged by party members to ensure that spending cuts do not disproportionately hit the poor, after Nick Clegg said planned cuts were the "only choice" for economic recovery. The only choice? You mean there is no other ...

  • Lisa Markwell: Crazy for a piece of the fashion action
    Wednesday, 22 September 2010

    Meanwhile Abbey Clancy – wronged pregnant fiancée (I know, I know) of footballer Peter Crouch – and famed-for-being-pneumatic Kelly Brook strutted their stuff before the international glossy posse wearing clothes that they both would find far too mod...

  • Leading article: Not as green
    Wednesday, 22 September 2010

    The Coalition has yielded little of great benefit for the environment thus far. There are promises of a Green Investment Bank to finance new renewable energy infrastructure. Councils have been permitted to sell their surplus renewable energy back to ...

  • Brian Paddick: I'm British, but had to travel to Norway to get married
    Wednesday, 22 September 2010

    We were able to do so because the Norwegian government had decided the year before that if there was to be an end to discrimination between gay and straight people, then the distinction between civil partnerships for gay couples and marriage for stra...

  • Martin Hickman: Approval is one thing, but will the public swallow GM foods?
    Wednesday, 22 September 2010

    Only 6 per cent of people spontaneously mention GM as a concern compared with 20 per cent at the peak of the "Frankenstein Foods" row in 2003. This drop-off is probably because people think GM has been "dealt with", according to the Food Standards Ag...

  • Murray Sayle: Terror and television
    Wednesday, 22 September 2010

    Where were you when you heard about the massacre of the innocents in New York and Washington? I was in bed in Japan, reading a new book about Vietnam. The phone rang. It was my son, Alex, calling from Sydney. “Turn on the telly, Dad,” he said. “You’l...

  • John Rentoul: The Plot That Nearly Was
    Thursday, 23 September 2010

  • John Rentoul: Will Andy Burnham quit?
    Thursday, 23 September 2010

  • Ben Chu: Cable: a man with plan
    Thursday, 23 September 2010

  • John Rentoul: Could we action that parameter
    Thursday, 23 September 2010

  • Leading article: Switzerland's woman power
    Thursday, 23 September 2010

    Which prompts two thoughts. How different would today's politics look if we had a majority female Cabinet here in Britain? Could it be, for instance, that "cuts", ever larger and deeper, are just another expression of machismo, something that would b...

  • Gary Slapper: It doesn't sound much, but this is a constitutional watershed
    Thursday, 23 September 2010

    History rarely swings away abruptly on a shocking and unpredictable path. More often, as here, something that has been developing for a while is suddenly made manifest in a particular event. The legal power and influence of the British monarchy has b...

  • Ben Chu: Smelling salts for Mr Cable!
    Wednesday, 22 September 2010

  • John Rentoul: In case of emergency
    Wednesday, 22 September 2010

  • Leading article: Just like that
    Wednesday, 22 September 2010

    Oh dear, oh dear. The magic of magic, as anyone who has ever been a child knows, lies in its amateurishness: the sense of impending collapse as the four-year-old wanders on stage to peer behind the curtain; the rabbit that chooses the wrong moment to...

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