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It is not too ugly a caricature to say that the Conservatives like a good party, and as they gather for their conference, they have plenty enough excuse to drain Manchester’s stocks of champagne dry.
This pacey linebacker steals the ball from opposition kicker and sprints the distance of the pitch to score
There is no reason, in principle, why the widespread and usually dire predictions about Mr Corbyn’s leadership won’t also be proven wrong
The last thing the corporate world needs is further evidence of profit coming before the lowest of environmental hurdles
At last, David Cameron has given a commitment to help refugees from Syria’s pitiless wars
It took a picture to change a “migrant crisis” into a “refugee crisis”. And so, the publication of powerful and distressing images from a beach in Turkey has forced a shift in the climate of public opinion; made the media think again about calling them “cockroaches” and the like; and, as a direct result, pushed politicians across Europe into at least talking about the issue.
Millions of people need our help. It's time we took a stand
“My enemy’s enemy is my friend” is an extremely old diplomatic saw. Yesterday’s simultaneous symbolically powerful reopening of embassies in London and Tehran shows it is no less apposite nowadays. For it is unlikely indeed that such a thaw in relations would have been achieved so rapidly had the British and Iranians realised that they both have something of an existential enemy in common – Isis.
This week’s Travel Agenda
Prizes include a trip to Western Australia and £3,000
All summer long, airports across Britain have been breaking records. Today, Manchester airport is expecting to handle more passengers than on any previous day – close to 100,000. Many of those travellers will be flying beyond Europe, and therefore could be paying more than they should for “airside” purchases.
If nothing else, the Home Secretary, Theresa May, showed that the British talent for understatement is alive and well when she remarked that Calais has had a “difficult summer”. In signing an agreement with her French counterpart to take more co-ordinated and effective action to deal with some of the roots of the problem, she and the French government also displayed a refreshing willingness to work together rather than trade cross-Channel insults. They also showed a readiness to take seriously the smuggling gangs, throughout Europe and some from Britain, that have done so much to create human misery.
It is important that we get to the bottom of the charity's spectacular rise and fall
Anyone who’s flunked a Best Man’s speech knows that being funny is a serious business. As they prepare for the festival, five acts reflect on the challenges
The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, can expect another disturbed weekend unless he switches off his smartphone. He has managed to antagonise doctors so significantly over his plans to implement a seven-day working week that it inspired a social media campaign against him.
Crude as it may be, perhaps the best way to assess whether neonicotinoids should be used as pesticides is to examine the upside and the downside.