The business - Patrick Hosking wonders about the Google floatation
By Patrick Hosking - 10 May 13:00

The creators of Google risk ending up like Anita Roddick, their ideals increasingly sidelined by com

NS Essay - We should have made it clear that we too were modernisers
By Roy Hattersley - 10 May 13:00

Roy Hattersley admits that Blair's critics failed to argue their own case for "modern social democra

How to bring politicians to heel
By Mathew Little - 10 May 13:00

Mathew Little on a voters' group that plans to turn elections upside down by issuing its own manifes

The business - Patrick Hosking traces the decline of W H Smith
By Patrick Hosking - 03 May 13:00

W H Smith, whose money-making magic endured for two centuries, is today "strategically challenged" b

Nimbys are the true democratic heroes
By Paul Kingsnorth - 03 May 13:00

"Not in my backyard": opponents of new roads or housing estates are taunted for their narrow self-in

Yet another housing boom
By Tessa Mayes - 03 May 13:00

Observations on Poland

Will he, won't he? Nudge, nudge . . .
By Staff blogger - 03 May 13:00

The signs are unmistakable. The metropolitan chatterers must have sore elbows and worn-out facial muscles from all their nudging and winking.

The business - Patrick Hosking warns the house bubble will burst
By Patrick Hosking - 26 April 13:00

Further steep rises in house prices don't prove that those who predict a collapse are wrong. On the

NS Essay - The honesty of science is being compromised at every turn
By Colin Tudge - 26 April 13:00

Can we still rely on what scientists tell us? Alas, no. Their conferences and papers are sponsored b

On Europe, vote, vote and vote again
By Staff blogger - 26 April 13:00

The European Union has always been an elite project. This was so from its earliest postwar beginnings, when the rule of cool, rational technocrats seemed infinitely preferable to the hot-blooded mass movements led by Hitler and Mussolini.

The business - Patrick Hosking hears Tollopian echoes in a tunnel
By Patrick Hosking - 19 April 13:00

Even "a drop of som'at hot", which served Anthony Trollope's fictional tycoon so well, may not be en

The food revolution that lost its soul
By David Nicholson-Lord - 19 April 13:00

As organic produce booms, supermarkets and big processing companies have moved in. Does it matter th

Hard sell in the grocery aisle
By Jack Johnson - 19 April 13:00

Observations on advertising

The business - Patrick Hosking hails a workers' co-op as a star
By Patrick Hosking - 05 April 13:00

As the supermarket wars grow more vicious, Waitrose is proving that a worker co-operative can be far

Our amazing hypocrisy on immigration
By Staff blogger - 05 April 13:00

The latest tangle over immigration is a telling illustration of new Labour's two greatest weaknesses: its anxiety to please business and its wish simultaneously to placate popular prejudice as expressed mainly by the Daily Mail and the Sun.

A brave new world of Pyrex dishes
By Helen Womack - 05 April 13:00

Russia today is like Britain in the Fifties and Sixties: agog at new washing machines, throwing out

Give Blair another chance
By Mark Lynas - 05 April 13:00

Mark Lynas proposes that we should forgive the PM for Iraq if he can redeem himself by embracing a b

The new global elite
By John Prideaux - 05 April 13:00

Forget illegal immigrants. A cosmopolitan class, young, mobile and restless, move from country to co

A bad model for Iraq
By Helena Smith - 29 March 13:00

Observations on Kosovo

Mark Thomas urges the unions to take on Coca-Cola
By Mark Thomas - 29 March 13:00

Turning the decent tap water in Dasani into a cancer scare - causing smokers to demand that fellow w

The business - Patrick Hosking wants more naming and shaming
By Patrick Hosking - 29 March 13:00

The Financial Services Authority has found instances of unit trusts allowing small punters to be did

Burn the village to save the village
By Neal Lawson - 29 March 13:00

Blairism aims to help public services by making them commercial, and so kills their values - rather

The void of understanding
By David Edwards and David Cromwell - 29 March 13:00

Observations on the media and Haiti

Better pay, but only for some
By Janet Bush - 22 March 12:00

Observations on the minimum wage

Yes to public services, no to Whitehall pen-pushers
By Donald Hirsch - 22 March 12:00

This was the Budget where the Chancellor ran out of things to say about taxation, and so decided to concentrate on making a virtue of public spending.

The real thing
By William Leith - 22 March 12:00

Pop: truth and power at the Coca-Cola company

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Iraq has made the Chancellor timid
By John Kampfner - 22 March 12:00

Brown is moving reluctantly towards Blair's position on income tax: for a third election, pledges of

The business - Patrick Hosking fears more Equitable Lifes
By Patrick Hosking - 22 March 12:00

Equitable Life management glossed over the truth in the days when executive pay packages provided li

NS Essay - 'There will never be any other industry that can employ as many people as farming'
By Colin Tudge - 22 March 12:00

By 2050, six billion people will live in cities - as many as now live on the whole earth. At least a

The business - Patrick Hosking wonders if M&S can be made over
By Patrick Hosking - 15 March 12:00

The design industry desperately wants Vittorio Radice to succeed at Marks & Spencer. But it should r