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Lessons in diplomacy Print E-mail
Monday, 11 April 2011 09:47
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By Shada Islam


It's a lesson one learns very early on in life: if you want a favour from someone, be nice to that person. Go out of your way to be polite; smile; and make sure others know the extent to which you are going out of your way to be accommodating.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 April 2011 09:52
Coalition in danger of being ‘oiliest government ever’ Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 March 2011 06:23
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By Daniel Elton


The Cameron administration has a firm aspiration to be the ‘greenest government ever‘, but the reality is turning out to be quite different. Alongside having a transport secretary who advocates gas-guzzling changes to public policy, and continuing to encourage road-building in a time of austerity, it turns out that the person almost certain to head up the coalition’s environment and energy policy is a former BP policy advisor.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2011 06:29
The toll of the world Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 January 2011 13:58
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By Paul Rogers

The casualties of 19th-century industrial disasters in northern England and tragedies in Bangladesh and Iraq today are connected by deep economic and political forces - and by an ethical understanding that stretches decades ahead.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 January 2011 14:12
Tourism in Pakistan - surely not? Print E-mail
Friday, 10 December 2010 16:03
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By Sohail Azhar

In October 2007, Newsweek magazine ran with the front cover headline that ‘The Most Dangerous Nation in The World Isn’t Iraq – It’s Pakistan’. In July this year, David Cameron publicly accused Pakistan of exporting terror.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 December 2010 21:03
The greatest con trick ever invented Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 April 2010 14:00
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Tinkering with the regulation of banks is like shuffling deck chairs on the titanic. The entire system is a fraud, writes Eamonn Dwyer.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 April 2010 00:28
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