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Thursday, 23 September 2010

  • Leading article: Symptoms of an underlying illness
    Friday, 24 September 2010

    The imminent reductions to the policing budget are likely to have much to do with this unusual flurry of interest. Sir Denis yesterday warned that cuts would result in fewer police on the streets and more misery for the public. But despite this speci...

  • 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...

  • Letters: Perspectives on the royal finances
    Friday, 24 September 2010

    Queen deserves proper justice The appalling injustice with which the Queen has been treated should be made clear ("Government has wrested control of Palace finances from monarchy", 23 September). Since 1760, the annual surplus of the hereditary C...

  • Leading article: Answers needed at Lyon conference
    Friday, 24 September 2010

    But this apocalyptic preoccupation has a downside. It has displaced debate on other issues about how we best live on this planet with a lighter footprint, about how we provide for the needs of today without storing up an ever-accumulating bill to be ...

  • Amol Rajan: Stereotyping that India doesn't need
    Friday, 24 September 2010

    That scenario, thankfully, is yet to materialise. But it remains possible. Images of collapsing footbridges, dustbowl stadiums, bug-infested accommodation and child labourers suggest that the £2bn invested by India's government has been mis-spent. Wa...

  • Andrew Buncombe: War on mosquitoes in fight to get Delhi ready for Games
    Friday, 24 September 2010

    As teams of cleaners set about fixing the athletes' village – removing human faeces, repairing plumbing and generally making the apartments habitable – the 23-year-old was last night busy outside the complex trying to deal with another major problem:...

  • 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...

  • Leading article: Time, please!
    Friday, 24 September 2010

    But can we request that the scientists in Boulder, now they've proved the big one, turn their attentions to some other less important, though no less fascinating, temporal questions? First: why does the watched kettle never boil? Second: why do you a...

  • David Usborne: Avoiding despots but meeting Melinda Gates: is this the world's biggest protocol nightmare?
    Friday, 24 September 2010

    Everything is jockeyed for at the General Assembly. The order of speakers is up for grabs months in advance and operates on a first come, first served basis – except that presidents, potentates and despots get priority over, well, mere deputy prime m...

  • Philip Cowley: Labour admitted it had more weaknesses than strengths
    Friday, 24 September 2010

    Labour's masterplan was more strategic, a PowerPoint presentation of fewer than 30 slides, identifying the main battle lines. It is remarkable for how accurately it anticipated some aspects of the campaign, but also for what it did not foresee. The C...

  • 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...

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