Happy to raise expectations
By Sue Matthias - 04 July 13:00

G8: Interview with Gordon Brown - It's strange when a politician urges people to make the politician

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.

Darcus Howe explodes a colonial myth
By Darcus Howe - 04 July 13:00

G8 - It must be Africans who rescue Africa from the mire into which it has sunk

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

The Chinese are coming
By Lindsey Hilsum - 04 July 13:00

G8: Africa - One country is investing large sums abroad - and it doesn't make a fuss about human ri

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

Now is the time to act
By Noreena Hertz - 04 July 13:00

G8 - Ministers want us to think the Africa battle is won, but it is just starting, and we must pile

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

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

Observations on graduates

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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 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.