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Is the Tory party gradually coming to its senses over Europe? Sir Leon Brittan, vice President of the European Commission and an ardent advocate of advocate EMU claims to thinks so. At a Blackpool fringe meeting yesterday he suggested that the argument was beginning to turn his way. Sir Leon is a notorious optimist. But it's still a case worth examining.

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Sir Perry wins Black vote

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Telegraph unable to lift pension payments

The Telegraph Group, publishers of the Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph, has determined that it cannot meet increases to pensions payable to retired employees, following disappointing profits in 1996.

'Telegraph' pensions frozen as profits fall

The Telegraph Group, publishers of the Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph, has determined that it cannot meet increases to pensions payable to retired employees, following disappointing profits in 1996.

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Right! Some two weeks have now passed since I announced the foundation of a new political party with a radical, challenging agenda which included a ban on cucumber and more Jane Austen adaptations. I appealed for support, to be shown in a practical fashion, viz cheques. I have to say, though, that the initial response has not been quite all I could have wished for. But I press on; in the life of all great men, as my role model, Mr Conrad Black (qv) is wont to say, there have been setbacks. I was also less than impressed with the dream cabinet announced last week by the upstart Natural Law Party, featuring the likes of Richard Branson at social security and Lord Rees-Mogg at the FO. Pathetic! Here is the Moonlight Party cabinet: Prime Minister: Modesty Forbids. Treasury: Nicholas Leeson, Duchess of York. Home Office: Barry Bucknall. Foreign Office: Julio Iglesias. National Heritage: Pamela Anderson Lee. Trade (definitely): Mohammed Fayed. Defence: Francis Bruno. Health: Princess of Wales, My Mum, Your Mum.

Mathew Horsman on the unsurprising Lord Hollick

It comes as a surprise that there was any surprise at the way Lord Hollick, Labour peer and chief executive of the media company MAI, has put his mark on United News & Media, the publisher of the struggling Express titles and MAI's putative merger "partner".

Black 'ready to increase stakes in Fairfax when law permits'

Conrad Black is still intent on raising his stake in Fairfax, the Australian media company, despite rampant rumours to the contrary, a senior executive said yesterday.

A simple guide to saving the nation

Now that Mohamed al-Fayed has become the latest businessman to launch a political party that will rescue Britain, many readers are asking themselves "Could I be next?" The answer is almost certainly "yes", if you follow this simple step-by-step guide to saving the nation.

Mathew Horsman on Conrad Black's latest move

Can it be that the City and Conrad Black, the controversial media baron, will finally get what each has long been wanting - rid of each other?
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