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Will Hutton

Time to recast economic policy

THE European economy is in the doldrums. The countries on the periphery are already threatened by sky-high youth unemployment, stricken banking systems and economic stagnation — all before a Published May 31, 2012 09:01pm

The question of fairness

WHAT`S `fair`? Well, it`s a concept that is horribly abused. Almost everybody seems to be complaining that they are... Published May 08, 2009 12:00am

Time for overhaul of green movement

THE green movement as it stands should receive the last rites. Its only hope is for a complete overhaul. Its mystic,... Published Apr 21, 2009 12:00am

Taking risk out of finance

THIS recession is terrifying because it`s assuming the character of an economic black hole. Property prices and... Published Dec 06, 2008 12:00am

Power of the middle class

LONDON: If Mao and Attlee could not get rid of it, don’t expect much progress in the foreseeable future. I’m talking... Published Jun 19, 2006 12:00am

Time is up for the oil economy

LONDON: The £1 litre of petrol is already a reality on some forecourts. Yet the public response has been curiously... Published May 01, 2006 12:00am

UK for sale, yet there is no debate

LONDON: Britain is being sold off at a rate unprecedented in modern times. If the foreign takeover bids announced or... Published Feb 13, 2006 12:00am

Why the US exports its ideals

LONDON: It is a gulf of understanding wider than the Atlantic. Worldly, cynical Europeans just don’t get American... Published Jan 23, 2006 12:00am

Something stinks in America

WASHINGTON: The most important political event last week for Britain did not take place at the Labour party... Published Oct 03, 2005 12:00am

When the oil wars blow

LONDON: Occasionally, there are tipping-point moments and we are witnessing one at the moment. Seismic change is... Published Jul 04, 2005 12:00am

When France sneezes...

THE FIFTH republic has run out of breath, declared François Bayrou, the leader of France’s centrist UDF party last... Published Jun 13, 2005 12:00am

When France sneezes...

THE FIFTH republic has run out of breath, declared François Bayrou, the leader of France’s centrist UDF party last... Published Jun 13, 2005 12:00am

Italy is the new sick man of Europe

LONDON: Suppose Tony Blair owned ITV, had disbanded the majority of the board of governors of the BBC and that... Published Dec 29, 2003 12:00am

EU currency project is in gridlock

LONDON: If Britain had joined the current European single currency regime, this would have been a sobering weekend.... Published Dec 01, 2003 12:00am

Why Bush is sunk without Europe

LONDON: When the stock market falls for a record 10 consecutive days, as it just has done, you take notice. Falls... Published Jan 27, 2003 12:00am