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HMRC should help the poor

Not all the £5.6bn can or will be recovered, but we are talking about a huge sum the HMRC is seek to extract
Iain reacts to his GBBO disaster

Bingate: The furore over a dessert shows Britain’s devotion to the past

The Great British Bake Off controversy is out of control

The lives of 1,400 young people were ruined by abuse

Rotherham’s girls: Evil retains its place in Western liberal society

Institutions would rather look the other way

Ukip’s new recruit

That Douglas Carswell has left the Tories in frustration bodes well for all who see us as better off in Europe

The deterrent effect: Russia’s interference in Ukraine requires a new response

Now, at least, the gloves are off. At talks on Tuesday Vladimir Putin once again denied having a thing to do with the insurrection in Ukraine, but his words, and those of the Kremlin, describe a situation utterly at odds with the reality on the ground.

Class action: The age-old divides in British society show no sign of disappearing...

... but that is not a cause for defeatism

Trust in Tusk: David Cameron is right to push the Polish PM forward

The last time David Cameron went to Europe to do battle over a senior EU appointment, he mustered only one ally from the other 27 member states – Viktor Orban, the Hungarian Prime Minister, who has since declared that his mission is to turn his homeland into an “illiberal state”. The argument over Jean-Claude Juncker’s appointment as President of the European Commission was the second instance in less than three years in which the Prime Minister had placed the UK in a minority of 26-2. In 2012, the UK and the Czech Republic were the only states to oppose new budgetary controls.

Hollande’s choice: It will take more than a government reshuffle to restore France’s economy. But is the required courage there?

As much the weakest president in the history the French Fifth Republic, there cannot be much confidence that François Hollande will fix the French economy’s deep-seated weaknesses. We can only hope that the President and Emmanuel Macron, his new Economy Minister, will succeed where their predecessors – of both parties – have failed so dismally. The record is discouraging.

Screen test: Salmond vs Darling has shown the value of the TV debate

It will be a few days yet before we can say for certain whether the second of the televised duels between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling has had any impact on how the Scots propose to vote in next month’s referendum on independence. The first time around, the viewers’ verdict was that Darling had won, but there was no visible gain for the Better Together campaign. On the contrary, the gap in the polls narrowed.

Theresa May and Boris Johnson are vying to talk toughest about jihadis. There is little substance behind the rhetoric

It is irresponsible to say the problem can be solved with a few quick strokes

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The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

Wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding her husband
The model of a gadget launch: Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed

The model for a gadget launch

Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed
Alice Roberts: She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
Get well soon, Joan Rivers - an inspiration, whether she likes it or not

Get well soon, Joan Rivers

She is awful. But she's also wonderful, not in spite of but because of the fact she's forever saying appalling things, argues Ellen E Jones
Doctor Who Into the Dalek review: A classic sci-fi adventure with all the spectacle of a blockbuster

A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

As the collections start, fashion editor Alexander Fury finds video and the internet are proving more attractive
Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy

Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall...

... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy
Weekend at the Asylum: Europe's biggest steampunk convention heads to Lincoln

Europe's biggest steampunk convention

Jake Wallis Simons discovers how Victorian ray guns and the martial art of biscuit dunking are precisely what the 21st century needs
Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Lying is dangerous and unnecessary. A new book explains the strategies needed to avoid it. John Rentoul on the art of 'uncommunication'
Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough? Was the beloved thespian the last of the cross-generation stars?

Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough?

The atomisation of culture means that few of those we regard as stars are universally loved any more, says DJ Taylor
She's dark, sarcastic, and bashes life in Nowheresville ... so how did Kacey Musgraves become country music's hottest new star?

Kacey Musgraves: Nashville's hottest new star

The singer has two Grammys for her first album under her belt and her celebrity fans include Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams and Katy Perry
American soldier-poet Brian Turner reveals the enduring turmoil that inspired his memoir

Soldier-poet Brian Turner on his new memoir

James Kidd meets the prize-winning writer, whose new memoir takes him back to the bloody battles he fought in Iraq
Aston Villa vs Hull match preview: Villa were not surprised that Ron Vlaar was a World Cup star

Villa were not surprised that Vlaar was a World Cup star

Andi Weimann reveals just how good his Dutch teammate really is
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef ekes out his holiday in Italy with divine, simple salads

Bill Granger's simple Italian salads

Our chef presents his own version of Italian dishes, taking in the flavours and produce that inspired him while he was in the country
The Last Word: Tumbleweed through deserted stands and suites at Wembley

The Last Word: Tumbleweed through deserted stands and suites at Wembley

If supporters begin to close bank accounts, switch broadband suppliers or shun satellite sales, their voices will be heard. It’s time for revolution