The Spectator

The week that was | 16 October 2009

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Here are some of the posts made at Spectator.co.uk over the past week.

Fraser Nelson debates the politics of growth.

James Forsyth believes that the broken society must be rebuilt from the bottom up, and sees Russia pocket Obama’s concession and move on.

Peter Hoskin has a feeling of déjà vu, and wonders what the Tories can learn from Boris’ fare hike.

David Blackburn argues that only the catharsis of a general election can end the expenses saga, and says that the formation of Labour Future suggest the party is destined for post-election internecine confrontation.

Daniel Korski thinks that our allies need to prepare anti-insurgency capabilities.

Lloyd Evans witnesses a very sombre PMQs.

Mark Bathgate deconstructs David Blanchflower.

Martin Bright asks what we should do about Carter-Ruck.

Rod Liddle urges us all not to get in hissy fit over the BNP.

Alex Massie ponders the contradiction in a leader who says he will decentralise by centralising.

Melanie Phillips castigates the Tories’ response to the BNP.

And Cappuccino Culture celebrates 30 years of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.