Tony Blair admits: I would have invaded Iraq anyway
WMD were not vital for war says ex-PM ahead of appearance at Chilcot inquiry
Riazat Butt and Richard Norton-Taylor - Guardian 12/12/2009
Isn’t that what he did!
Neither America nor the UK would have risked those troops if they
really thought Sadam had those chemical weapons.
He might now be worth
‘loads of money’
following in the footsteps of his
But the country is broke,
with millions facing an uncertain future.
He achieved the
We will pay dearly.
Return to Boom
Huge rise in birth defects in Falluja
Iraqi former battle zone sees abnormal clusters of infant tumours and deformities
Martin Chulov - Guardian 13/11/2009
Falluja's babies: The difficulties of pinning the blame
Denis Campbell - Guardian 13/11/2009
US forces 'used chemical weapons' during assault on city of Fallujah
Peter Popham - The Independent 08/11/2005
The Hidden Massacre of Fallujah
Toxic warfare & Birth Defects: Iraqi doc shows ugly truth
dinazina - Daily Kos - 23/02/2005
Nothing depleted about 'depleted uranium'
Disturbing photos of children
Abel Bult-Ito - Global Research Ca- 22/02/2006
Agent Orange devastates generations of Vietnamese
World Focus 15/01/2009
Gordon Brown backs radical plan to transform global banking system
A long-time supporter of a financial transactions tax says the prime minister has finally realised that the taxpayer should no longer foot the bill for banking crises and also suffer their fallout
Will Hutton - Observer 08/11/2009
Brown, a tax convert? Hard to believe, but let's hope so
A Tobin transaction tax would be a bold, sensible, social democratic move – so it's a shock to hear the prime minister backing it
Polly Toynbee - Guardian 10/11/2009
These snobs are blind to the one economic policy that works
The scrappage scheme should go far beyond cars, but politicians, in thrall to bankers, fixate on credit and neglect demand
Simon Jenkins - 27/10/2009
Making this ruthless liar EU president is a crazy plan. But I'll be backing Blair
If the man who waged an unprovoked war in Iraq gets this job, it could be the chance to hold him to account for his crimes.
George Monbiot - Guardian 26/10/2009
But the fact that he’s got away with it must make him a good candidate. Isn’t this largely the mark of Statesman?
The Secret Downing Street Memo
David Manning - The Times 01/05/2005
The War Criminals Vote
Blair or Karadzic for EU President?
Eamonn McCann - Counterpunch 29/10/2009
Faced with such an attack, it would be folly not to strike
Postal workers have been left with little option. The real madness lies with those itching to pick a fight before an election
Seumas Milne - Guardian 21/10/2009
Aren’t we all just ‘beyond anger’ that the owner Lord Mandelson has allowed this to happen.
Sorry, David, if you roll back the state, you invite disaster
David Cameron is wrong to declare we need a more hands-off approach. That's what got us into this recession in the first place
Will Hutton - Observer 11/09/2009
Seems to confirm the idea that there really isn’t anything there.
Steve Bell on David Cameron: 'There's nothing much in there'
The Guardian cartoonist explains why he draws the Tory leader as a jellyfish
Steve Bell and Hildegunn Soldal - Guardian 09/10/2009
The cuts agenda is a brilliant diversion from the real crisis
Cameron has managed to switch the agenda from market failure to public debt. If that sticks, it's a recipe for a Tory landslide
Seamus Milne - Guardian 16/09/2009
Although one does wonder if that’s been true since Tony took over. John Smith had that gravitas but I’m not sure that others have or even had.
Executive pay keeps rising, Guardian survey finds
Full and part-time directors of FTSE 100 shared between them more than £1bn
Julia Finch and Simon Bowers - Guardian 14/09/2009
When did you ever get a 10% annual pay rise????
And in America
Has The Economy Been Pulled Back From The Brink?
Who Is Recovering?
One is reminded of the title of that movie, "There will be blood." Rather than show contrition or compassion for its own victims, Wall Street is hoping to jack up its salaries and bonuses to pre-2007 levels. The men at the top are oblivious to the pain they helped cause. They are getting away with the crime of our time.
Danny Schecter - ZNet Commentaries 17/09/2009
Slashing the national debt can wait. First we must invest, invest, invest
Will Hutton - Observer 13/09/2009
US takes on Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Iran's nuclear programme in one massive gamble
Washington's plan to link two intractable problems raises international hopes of deal to restart the Middle East peace process
Julian Borger & Ewen Macaskil - Guardian 25/08/2009
Surely the US have done a huge amount to thwart any kind of peace in the Middle - East for a long time.
They have supported Israel in all it’s endeavours - land grabs, settlements, building walls, providing them with arms and nuclear weapons over the last 50 years or so.
How does conflating these two issues help the situation when Israel’s only contribution
seems to be a ‘freeze’ on further annexation and development?
It was put more forcefully in this article by
Peter Beaumont - Guardian
US peace plan gives Israel too much
The Middle East talks look like an act of grand displacement unless Obama stops giving Israel an unequal say
‘It may be early days in the hammering out of the details of a new US-sponsored plan to broker a resumption of Middle East peace talks, but what are clearly visible are the operating assumptions. At their very heart, the reporting in this paper suggests, is what the government of Binyamin Netanyahu has always wanted: a link between Iran's nuclear programme and a very partial freeze on settlement building, offered in exchange for opening up an even more partial track of a peace process whose focus would be on the West Bank.’
The Three No’s of Binyamin Netanyahu
As prime minister from 1996-1999, Netanyahu emphasised a policy of
no withdrawal from Golan Heights,
no discussion of the status of Jerusalem,
no negotiations under any preconditions.
But Jonathan Freedland - Guardian 25/08/2009
seems to be closer to the mark.
Peace plans come and go. Obama may have to try a wholly new approach
Unless talks address the core, existential issues of 1948, optimism about a new Middle East effort is likely to fade fast
‘This will require an entirely new approach. Not a reliance solely on mechanistic formulas, land swaps and compensation packages, but a deep, even emotional engagement with the sources of the conflict. It will mean Israelis finally acknowledging the plight of the refugees created by the birth of the state of Israel, and Palestinians finally deciding whether they can accept a Jewish state. That last move will have to be done without jeopardising the place of those Palestinians who live inside Israel as citizens, or asking Palestinians to reject the entire narrative of their recent history. But something like it will have to be done.’
Big health flexes its lobbying muscle. Democracy quivers
In finance as in health, public interest is tamed by unaccountable corporate interest. It was meant to be the other way round
Peter Wilby - Guardian 14/08/2009
Police memos reveal IPCC haste to declare Ian Tomlinson death an accident
Paul Lewis - Guardian 07/08/09
Never to be believed again!
He wasn’t dressed in black!
He wasn’t caught up with other protesters!
Yes he fell to the ground.
But there’s certainly evidence that the police were involved in his death!
Of course bankers stuff their pockets and put profits first. The scandal is that ministers have sacrificed jobs to let them
Seamas Milne - Guardian 05/08/09
Don't let the defeatists and cynics talk down Britain's need for speed
Our lack of high-speed railways is humiliating. In this key capability, Britain is a banana republic
WIll Hutton - Observer 02/08/2009
This is how we let the credit crunch happen, Ma'am ...
Heather Stewart - Observer 26/07/2009
So there we have it. Our brightest and best failed us completely.
This is the sum total of our education system, a lack of imagination.
Thoughtlessness for others on a grand scale.
But did they fail themselves?
Did they walk away with ‘loadsofmoney’?
and thus a defence of
‘a psychology of denial’
‘found clever ways to spread risk throughout the financial markets’
‘but economics as a profession has not been discredited by the scale of the crisis’
Tell that to all the people who are suffering and going to suffer for years to come.
Handy that markets (men) can be gripped by herd psychology and bouts of irrationality’
Government slaps down minister over shortage of helicopters
Gordon Brown has been forced to slap down minister Lord Malloch-Brown who admitted the British Army was short of helicopters to fight the war in Afghanistan.
Andrew Porter - The Daily Telegraph 23/07/2009
Malloch-Brown changes tack on helicopters for Afghanistan
Minister who claimed machines were scarce now says British troops have 'without doubt sufficient resources'
Richard Norton-Taylor - Guardian 22/07/2009
Jelly Copters - Steve Bell
I guess you couldn’t have got slapped much harder. Brown is so embarrassing!
And this from a few days earlier.
Bitter fallout as Brown and the generals caught in war games
The army insisted it had everything it needed to wage war in Afghanistan but, as more troops died, the simmering tensions between the army and No.10 finally became public.
Gaby Hinsliff - Observer 19/07/2009
Even mathematicians run scared of our libel laws now
The people who could expose the City's folly are reluctant to speak out because of a hostile judiciary
Nick Cohen - Observer 19/07/2009
A toxic culture of suspicion is souring our children's lives
Adults will find it hard to interact with young people if hysterical paranoia means they are all viewed as potential abusers
Henry Porter - Observer 19/07/2009
Alistair Darling signals pay squeeze for public sector workers
Patrick Wintour - Guardian 05/07/2009
It sounds so good that word.
But the private sector caused this mess with a dollop of help from star struck New Labour politicians.
(New Labour - Laughably Conservative)
It’s a recession now and could be for some years to come.
But it started out with deregulation, speculation and the rise of ‘financial weapons of mass destruction’.
From which many people made an awful lot of money.
Now those who can least afford it will pay the price.
From Global Financial Crisis to Global Recession, Part I
Precipitating the fall
Jack Rasmus - March 2008
An American perspective. The people we emulate, ‘Our special relations?’ (Mad Uncle??)
Back to UK.
The clamour to cut public sector pay is based on myth
State incomes remain comparably low – calls for a freeze can't distract us from the real issue: outlandish executive pay
Polly Toynbee - Guardian 06/07/2009
Hail the man who argues Britain should stop worrying about its debt
Will Hutton - Observer 05/07/2009
Is there pensions apartheid? Well, if you're a nurse there is
False Tory outrage at fat-cat pubic sector benefits is a crude sleight of hand to divert voters' attention from the real wealth gap
Polly Toynbee - Guardian 03/07/2009
They could be heroes. Instead these bankers are pariahs
The City has reverted to its bad old habits;
Brown and Darling missed the radical moment in the weeks after the crash
Polly Toynbee - Guardian 23/06/2009
For them, isn’t it just a cycle, so what’s to learn. Perversely! More CRIMINALLY.
Tip off: waiters still paid minimum wage out of your service charge
A new law is intended to stop restaurant bosses pocketing staff tips. But as Jamie Elliott reports, there may be no change
Jamie Elliot - Observer 07/06/2009
Michael Martin: steady rise and abrupt fall of the boy from Anderston
Friends say they will not forget the MPs who hounded working-class Glaswegian from his parliamentary office
Nicholas Watt - Guardian 20/05/2009
Will those MPs who felt they had brought Parliament into disrepute and returned
expenses claims, now follow the speaker in resigning???
Which leads on to
The Speaker exits with revolution in the air. I say, bring it on
The great expenses fraud is a symptom of a larger disease. We need a new constitution, with the people as sovereign
Jonathan Freedland - Guardian 20/05/2009
As the political consensus collapses, now all dissenters face suppression
Peaceful protest - or 'domestic extremism' - is being put down with increasing violence by our police forces
George Monbiot - Guardian 18/05/2009
High stakes, low finance
Will Hutton traces the banking crisis back to the Big Bang
Will Hutton - Guardian 02/05/2009
Speech by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, to Mansion House
The Speech on blinkx
Number cruncher who foresaw financial crash
Paul Wilmott feels vindicated after warning banks not to believe their mathematical models
Elena Moya - Guardian 01/05/2009
To sack a nurse for exposing cruelty is a farcical injustice
Margaret Haywood is the wrong person to punish for this NHS failure. The message to every would-be whistleblower is clear
Jenni Russell - Guardian 28/04/2009
Support for whistleblowing Nurse struck off by NMC
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Four-year-old could hold key in search for source of swine flu outbreak
Case confirmed in village in south-eastern Mexico where 60% of residents fell ill
Jo Tuckman & Robert Booth - Guardian 27/04/2009
The swine flu crisis lays bare the meat industry's monstrous power
The Mexico swine flu outbreak should alert us to a highly globalised industry with global political clout
Mike Davis Guardian 27/04/2009
Interestingly the Print Edition had this title
These vast excremental hells are the Bernie Madoffs of disease control
The swine flu outbreak shows the futility of our early-warning systems - and the meat industry’s monstrous global power
'Apparently we're on high alert. Nobody alerted me'
‘Today is one of those days when family doctors want to retire to a darkened room and put an ice pack on their head. Over breakfast, I saw the newspaper headline: "Swine flu deaths spark worldwide health alert".
I have not been "alerted". None of my partners has been "alerted" either. There is a general assumption that GPs will already have received definitive guidance from on high. No such guidance has arrived.’
Dr John Crippen - Guardian 28/04/2009
‘Swine flu’ : the realities
The present state of preparedness for a pandemic caused by pigs, birds and other animals is wholly inadequate and if a pandemic happened today, hundreds of millions would undoubtedly perish.
Pigs are one of the closest matches to humans. That is why we use their organs for human transplantation operations. Therefore the mutation from pig influenza to human influenza, is probably the most dangerous of all due to the nearness of match.
The link between pig and human influenza has been known for a long time. Two important studies are Evolutionary pathways of N2 neuraminidases of swine and human influenza A Virus: origin of the neuraminidase genes of two reassortants (H1N2) isolate from pigs by Kuniaki Nerome et al, National Institute of Health, Japan – Journal of General Virology (1991), 72, 693-698 and Ito T, Couceiro JN, Kelm S, et al. Molecular basis for the generation in pigs of influenza A viruses with pandemic potential. J Virol 1998; 72:736773.
The problem with the present strategy is that it is predominantly targeted and dependent upon at a drug cure which is a totally false strategy. There are two main reasons for this. 1. Flu viruses are constantly remodelling themselves and where when a new strain occurs, like the present state in Mexico, it will take 6 months to develop a drug to combat it. It has to be noted that the Spanish flu that killed between 20 million and 100 million nearly 100 years ago (there is no definitive statistic in this respect as in 1918 the analysis was rudimentary, but where modern pandemic statisticians estimate that it was somewhere between the two huge figures), did its worst in the first 26 weeks. Therefore an antidote would be a fools way of solving the problem. 2. Distribution of any new antidote would be a problem of enormous proportions and all affected would be dead by the time it got to them.
Therefore the present strategy is futile.
But unfortunately now again, Tamiflu is in 99% of flu types, not resistant against the viruses. I cite several points of information that confirm this fact. (i) HONG KONG (Reuters) -- A strain of the H5N1 avian influenza virus that may unleash the next global flu pandemic is showing resistance to Tamiflu, the antiviral drug that countries around the world are now stockpiling to fend off the looming threat. Experts in Hong Kong said on Friday [30 Sep 2005] that the human H5N1 strain which surfaced in northern Viet Nam this year had proved to be resistant to Tamiflu, a powerful antiviral drug. – Reuters, 30 September 2005 (ii) U.S. health authorities (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) alerted doctors Friday that a prevalent strain of the flu is resistant to Roche Holding AG's Tamiflu antiviral drug – Wall Street Jourmnal: Health (December 19,2008). (iii) Virtually all the dominant strain of flu in the United States this season is resistant to the leading antiviral drug Tamiflu…This season, 99 percent do… If a Tamiflu-resistant strain is suspected, the disease control agency suggests using a similar drug, Relenza. But Relenza is harder to take; it is a powder that must be inhaled and can cause lung spasms, and it is not recommended for children under 7…Relenza, made by GlaxoSmithKline, is known generically as zanamivir. Tamiflu, made by Roche, is known generically as oseltamivir… – The New York Times: Health (January 8, 2009). (iv) Tamiflu found to be 99% ineffective against primary flu strain – USA Today (January 8, 2009).
There are only two modern-day drugs supposed to save human life from any pandemic. These are Relenza and Tamiflu as stated above. But both are ineffective (more-or-less totally ineffective in the case of Tamiflu) in certain areas when dealing with new strains. Unfortunately zanamivir (Relenza) is less active against influenza A/N2 neuraminidases (found in Pigs etc). For zanamivir is inhibitory for only certain influenza A neuraminidase variants but not A/N2 neuraminidases. Therefore Relenza does not perform at all well against Swine flu.
There are also terriible side-effects with Tamiflu – http://126.96.36.199/search?q=cache:uNFhMaU3GLEJ:www.topix.com/forum/drug/tamiflu/
Both these drugs have to taken within 48hrs of infection, but where the prerequisite is that the host body has to be strong against infections at the time of the start of the dosage. After 48 hours, both are useless according to medical scientsist working at the coal-face around the world. Therefore the question is, how does anyone identify that they have flu quick enough and get a dose within 48 hours ? For symtoms can take several days to raise their ugly head.
From Betty Senior in the comments to Mike Davis’s Article
And from the NHS Blog Doctor
Pointing to an Article in the Independent
Donald Rumsfeld makes $5m killing on bird flu drug
Geoffrey lean and Jonathan Owen - The Independent 12/03/2006
So he makes money from a drug that is ineffective. Wonderful life.
Britain's no longer a world power, so let's be a better, fairer nation
Will Hutton - Observer 26/04/2009
Well they had the chance to do that over the last ten years
After the lie of the free lunch comes a real political choice
The pretence of building a Swedish society on US tax rates is over. But we can still avoid savage cuts – if we pay for it
‘OECD countries with the biggest states and highest taxes are among the most successful economically and socially.’
‘During Margaret Thatcher's time, the basic rate of tax was 33%. Brown has cut it to 20%: Labour MPs who whooped with glee each time he cut it should hang their heads in shame. As each 1p brings in £4bn, it means Brown levied some £50bn every year less in income tax than Mrs T, a staggering sum.’
Polly Toynbee - Guardian 26/04/2009
Printing Police Lies
Memories of the miners' strike
A miner, a miner's wife, a coal board negotiator and an MP share their recollections
Patrick Barkham 07/04/2009
Police removal of ID numbers 'unacceptable', says top watchdog
Chief inspector of constabulary tells MPs that removal of police ID numbers during protests must stop, after G20 complaints
Stephen Bates - Guardian 21/04/2009
Then as now perhaps “illegal” might be better?
G20 officer could face a charge of killing as post-mortem shows protester did NOT suffer a heart attack
But he wasn’t a protester! He was just going home from work.
“Mr Tomlinson, a heavy drinker,’
Charlotte Gill - The Mail 17/04/2009
'Bleeding killed G20 riot man'
But he wasn’t a riot man! He was just going home from work.
Anthony France - The Sun 17/04/2009
Beaten G20 man Ian Tomlinson ‘died of internal bleeding’
But he wasn’t a G20 protester! He was just going home from work.
‘The masked policeman caught on film hitting and pushing a man who later died at the G20 protests has been questioned on suspicion of manslaughter.’
‘Video footage and photographs showed Mr Tomlinson, who was not a protester,’
Sean O’Neill & Adam Fresco - The Times 17/04/2009
G20 OFFICER FACES MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE.
A policeman who pushed over G20 bystander Ian Tomlinson could be jailed for unlawful killing.
A G20 bystander or someone going home from work during a G20 protest?
John Twomey - The Express 18/04/2009
G20 death: Met police officer may face manslaughter charge
• Officer may face manslaughter charge • Ian Tomlinson 'died from internal bleeding' • We were badly misled by police, say family
Paul Lewis - The Guardian 18/04/2009
The acceptability of being a protester.
A G20 Man
A G20 riot man
Unwell man, trying to get home from work, attacked by police at G20 protests.
New footage emerges of alleged G20 police misconduct
A policeman is seen striking a woman with his baton at a memorial protest for Ian Tomlinson on April 2
Paul Lewis & Lawrence Topham - Guardian 14/04/2009
G20 woman protester shocked by policeman's 'slap'
IPCC to investigate incident but protester yet to make formal complaint
Paul Lewis & Ben Quinn - Guardian 15/04/2009
It is a national disgrace that in 2009 rape almost always goes unpunished
Today's measures can have little impact in the face of a culture that systematically neglects victims of sexual assault
Libby Brooks - Guardian 15/04/2009
G20 assault: how Metropolitan police tried to manage a death
• No mention of riot squad attack in initial account • Video forces watchdog to consider inquiry demand
Sandra Laville & Paul Lewis Guardian 09/04/2009
And in reality
No provocation - Just a random attack.
Remember another death.
Blair Peach & Ian Tomlinson, Another Police Murder
Ten Percent - 06/04/2009
1980: Peach death was 'misadventure'
Marina Hyde - Guardian 11/04/2009
Does anyone remember this?
Well, actually we didn’t handle that housing bubble very well.
and from the Mansion House Speech of 2004, quoting Churchill
“The ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year.
And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.”
Interview: Mohammed's lawyer Clive Stafford-Smith
Binyam Mohamed's harrowing journey: Karachi to Morocco,
to CIA cell and then Guantánamo
Richard Norton-Taylor - Guardian 27/03/2009
Focus on fact is stifling schools, warns top head
Dickensian teaching and the tyranny of league tables must be swept away, says Seldon
Caroline Davies - Observer 08/03/2009
While it’s good to see a widespread recognition of the problems
caused when people can no longer earn a living for themselves,
and yes I’m sure it’s “Good to Talk!’
Wasn’t this an advert for some phone company.
It’s likely to be the case that individuals have no control of the way out of this mess.
It’s Global and Systemic!
WIll Governments, Regulators and Casino Capitalism which caused the mess
be able to do enough for individual potential solutions to have an effect?
Victims of recession to get free therapy
• State aid planned to fight job anxiety
Toby Helm - Observer 08/03/2009
From a more spiritual perspective, the potential solutions perhaps include a change of direction.
Patience and trust - the new economic foundations
In a lecture entitled Ethics, Economics and Global Justice which was given on Saturday in Cardiff, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, called for patience from governments, firms and individuals to renew the trust fractured by the economic crisis
Rowan Williams - Guardian 09/03//2009
But we may well be swamped before these arguments have any sway.
Scientists to issue stark warning over dramatic new sea level figures
Rising sea levels pose a far bigger eco threat than previously thought. This week's climate change conference in Copenhagen will sound an alarm over new floodings - enough to swamp Bangladesh, Florida, the Norfolk Broads and the Thames estuary
Robin Mckie - Observer 08/03/2009
Still the ‘naysayers are alive and well.
Czech leader joins meeting of climate change deniers
• US convention aimed at escalating confrontation • Klaus to attack 'arrogant, unscrupulous ideology'
Suzanne Goldberg - Guardian 09/08/2009
And for a Psychological approach to the problem of Climate change deniers.
Perhaps a bit of CBT is needed here?
Forget the causes recognize the problems.
Straw vetoes publication of cabinet Iraq war minutes
Justice secretary refuses to comply with information tribunal's order to release minutes of two meetings
Andrew Sparrow - Guardian 24/02/2009
Mr Straw’s Commons Statement
Silobreaker on this topic
But one suspects that democratic decision making is more under threat
when someone who was Foreign Secretary at the time of this decision is in a position to veto these minutes being made public.
Gary Slapper -Times 25/02/2009
Do you remember how rattled he was when he was interviewed on Radio 4?
Fight against terror 'spells end of privacy'
Former security chief warns searching personal data will 'break moral rules'
Alan Travis Guardian 25/02/2009
Spying on 60 million people doesn't add up
Ben Goldacre - Guardian 28/02/2009
Guardian Editorial 28/02/2009
February 28th 2009
The Convention of Modern Liberty
Convention of Modern Liberty
Voices from the crowd.
Professor Anthony Grayling
Rimington is right. This is a recipe for creating terrorists
New Labour's sins in the war on terror are catching up with it, but ministers want to shift blame on to the Muslim community
Seumas Milne - Guardian 19/02/2009
A quote from the BMA chairman Dr Hamish Meldrum in an interview with the Guardian.
This was one of the better canons of the Hippocratic Oath.
“All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or in daily commerce with men,
which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal.”
I name this site QE2.0 ... Queen unveils new web home
Stephen Bates - Guardian 13/02/2009
The official website of the British Monarchy
The ‘naughty children’. This hackneyed phrase seems to be all that is needed.
Now all they need to be is sent to bed without any tea!
They still don’t get it. - Colleagues, shareholders, customers. They even had the temerity to imply they served communities!
Their decisions are in the process of decimating lives and communities.
Likely for many years to come.
Sorry just doesn’t do it.
One of them (Sir James Crosby) became a Government adviser.
Booing Davos Man is a start, but the crisis runs much deeper.
Seumas Milne - Guardian 12/02/2009
Steve Bell - We’re sorry say bankers. Well sort of.
It’s got to be bigger than the Angel of the North.
But a 50m horse!
‘So tall that a man would be the size of a hoof.’
Still the ‘horse whisperer’ says ‘this man is a genius’
But the competition wasn’t up to much.
Perhaps if it had been ‘Invicta’
The truth about the financial crisis
Why we’re in the mess we are.
Will Hutton Observer - 01/02/2009
Which ties in to
Global recovery rests on a fresh US approach to China
Martin Jacques - Guardian 13/02/2009
It's time to tell America some home truths, Prime Minister
At home, Mr Brown is getting his economic policies at home right. Now he must persuade others, especially the US, they can work for all
Will Hutton - Observer 01/03/2009
Just what exactly do you stand for,
Hazel Blears - except election?
The minister claims to have political guts, but the only principle her
voting record shows is slavish obedience
George Monbiot Guardian 10/02/2009
The Blears - Monbiot war of words continued in the letters page
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