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The week that was | 1 July 2011

Here is a selection of posts made at over the last week. introduces its new Business and Investments section.

Fraser Nelson recalls when he crossed a picket line.

James Forsyth says the government must look beyond Europe, and says that Christine Lagarde’s appointment is a win for Osborne.

Peter Hoskin says that this week’s strikes are a prelude to something larger, and asks what will emerge from the ashes in Afghanistan.

David Blackburn says that the Greek vote leaves the vital questions unanswered, and explains how Whitehall’s last monolithic department is to be reformed.

Nick Cohen considers the crisis of left, right and centre.

Rod Liddle detests the Glasto smug-fest.

Alex Massie has a look into Tim Pawlenty, the republican presidential candidate.

The Books Blog introduces its new column: Hatchet jobs of the month.

And the Arts Blog is at Matthew Dunster’s Faustus at the Globe.

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