We are deeply concerned. Again
By Brian Cathcart - 04 July 13:00

Browse through the G8 communiques of yesteryear and what strikes you is not so much the broken promises - though a few catch the eye - as the hubris.

Mark Thomas seals his jam jars with attitude
By Mark Thomas - 04 July 13:00

G8 - The International Monetary Fund's very ideology runs counter to developing nations' needs: it i

Aid must help people, not governments
By Moeletsi Mbeki - 04 July 13:00

G8: Africa - The best way to keep Africans poor is to continue handing money to political elites wh

Stop making the planet history
By Mark Lynas - 04 July 13:00

G8: Climate change - The unpalatable truth is that raising people out of poverty worsens their impac

Don't blame the Kippers
By Ruth Sheldon - 27 June 13:00

Observations on graduates

They do things differently there
By Julian Coman - 27 June 13:00

Observations on Sweden

Over the sea to Skye
By Natalie Brierley - 27 June 13:00

Scotland knows that its future lies in broadband, but it must not forget the islands. Natalie Brierl

The busness - Patrick Hosking tells it straight on poker
By Patrick Hosking - 27 June 13:00

The thirtysomething entrepreneurs behind PartyGaming are worth $2bn each. Not bad for a pair with ba

Farm subsidies that starve the world
By Staff blogger - 20 June 13:00

In Ghana's Katanga Valley, the staple food is rice. This comes as no surprise, given that the fields for miles around are paddies. Look a little further and the sacks piled high on village walls sport an American flag.

The business - Patrick Hosking waves goodbye to Sid
By Patrick Hosking - 20 June 13:00

Who owns Britain? Not individual Britons, dwindling in importance on the stock market for decades. S

One country bent on change
By Simon Hooper - 20 June 13:00

Despite its name, La Paz is rarely peaceful these days.

Politics - Richard Reeves tells the time unaided
By Richard Reeves - 20 June 13:00

The arrival of more management consultants at Downing Street bodes ill. Rather than injecting real b

G8 protest: how far should you go?
By Richard Gott - 13 June 13:00

From the Sixties going back to the suffragettes and the Levellers, Britain has a long history of reb

Darkness on the edge of town
By Joe Moran - 13 June 13:00

Once upon a time we feared that vulgar, bland suburbia was going to swamp the landscape. Now, as Joe

The business - Patrick Hosking laments the Abbey's habits
By Patrick Hosking - 13 June 13:00

When the prize for cheating is £19m and the fine for being caught is £800,000, are bank managers und

Trident: the done deal
By Robert Fox - 13 June 13:00

While country, party and parliament wonder whether Britain needs nukes at all, Blair and Brown have

Mob rule
By Misha Glenny - 06 June 13:00

The west may believe it is building a safer world by opening up markets, imposing sanctions and inte

Oxfam bites back
By Barbara Stocking - 06 June 13:00

Last week the <em>NS</em> accused the aid agency of failing Africa by diluting the Make Poverty Hist

From Live 8 to G8: only results matter
By Staff blogger - 06 June 13:00

It is easy to be cynical. Fifty years of starvation, exploitation, conflict, misrule and deep, deep injustice is the post-colonial legacy common to most of Africa.

NS Essay - 'From Churchill to Macmillan on to Thatcher and Blair, British leaders have encouraged the idea that we can still be a global player. It is a fantasy'
By John Gray - 06 June 13:00

New Labour prides itself on "thinking the unthinkable", but its policies are still guided by the sta

Mark Thomas watches aid money go down the drain
By Mark Thomas - 06 June 13:00

Africa may as well stick up an enormous sign saying "Clearance sale. Everything must go", as an enti

No . . . to boule and Pastis
By Mark Leonard - 06 June 13:00

Europe - Don't write the obituaries yet. A new France could put Britain on the sidelines

World view - Lindsey Hilsum buys a dress that's too cheap
By Lindsey Hilsum - 30 May 13:00

My sparkly pumps and cotton dress were cheap and won't last, but they are part of a "Chinese tsunami

The business - Patrick Hosking enjoys the high street's pain
By Patrick Hosking - 30 May 13:00

The high street is in trouble. Hip-hip-hip hooray - an economic slowdown now is far better than a mo

Thugs in the boardroom
By Sandra Barwick - 30 May 13:00

They can hurt you so you never work again - and the law can't touch them. Sandra Barwick on the hidd

The business - Patrick Hosking asks if hedge funds are so dangerous
By Patrick Hosking - 23 May 13:00

The takeover of Manchester United is yet another example of hedge funds muscling into new territory.

Arrested development
By Robert Skidelsky - 16 May 13:00

The End of Poverty: economic possibilities for our time

Jeffrey Sachs; with a foreword by Bono <em

A switch to Brown is not enough
By Clare Short - 16 May 13:00

A change of leader is vital, argues Clare Short, but will it, on its own, correct what has gone wron

Why we owe so much to victims of disaster
By Andrew Simms - 16 May 13:00

At the G8 summit, Brown and Blair should think of our debts to Africans, not theirs to us. We have s

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