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How much does your neighbour earn?

John Egan takes a look at the complexities entailed in answering the question. If you would like to know how well off you are, you…



Is the UK heading for a general election?

To the dismay of Brexiteers a hard-left Labour leader now appears more in tune with the business establishment than the splintered Tories, writes Murray Ritchie….





Pressure grows to weed out glyphosate

Scientific evidence is mounting against the world’s most common herbicide, writes James Fitzgerald. This may be the knock-out round for Roundup, Monsanto’s top selling weed…


Delivering economic salvation

Murray Ritchie poses the question: With the emergence of Cyril Ramaphosa as president-in-waiting of South Africa can the so-called economic powerhouse of Africa finally live…



When regulation is not a dirty word

In a week of political brinkmanship regulations have become a thorny subject, but aligning regulations is a practical way to make relationships work, as is…