We must nurture political correctness

It is the racist comments with a sliver of fact nestling at their heart that are most dangerous

Duke of Edinburgh forced to apologise for racist remark

THE DUKE of Edinburgh hurriedly apologised yesterday for a racist remark that suggested Indians were shoddy workers.

Yet another race slur trips off the Duke's tongue

THE DUKE of Edinburgh hurriedly apologised yesterday for a racist remark he made about Indians that suggested they were shoddy workers.

Archer insults generation of black London women

JEFFREY ARCHER'S bid to become mayor of London was in danger of imploding last night after he described a generation of black women as badly dressed and overweight.

Archer insults older black women

First Among Gaffes

Tory rivals for mayor named

TORY FRONTRUNNERS Jeffrey Archer and Steven Norris are on a shortlist of eight for the party's candidacy for mayor of London, it was announced last night.

Major backs Archer as mayor

JEFFREY ARCHER claimed heavyweight backing for his campaign to become mayor of London last night after winning the support of John Major and Henry Cooper, the former boxer.

How to stop Jeffrey Archer becoming mayor of London

THERE IS a rumour. It may be completely untrue, but like the lie that is half-way round the world before the truth has got its shoes on, it seems to have become accepted fact among the habitues of the bars of Westminster and the pubs of Millbank. The story goes that the fundamentalist mullahs now running the Labour Party have wasted pounds 15,000 commissioning an opinion poll to see what would happen if I stood as an independent candidate for mayor of London!

Working the benefit system

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Sack lazy life peers, says Jeffrey Archer

LAZY life peers who fail to speak and vote in the House of Lords will be thrown out along with hereditary peers, under proposals to be put to Parliament tomorrow.

WHY ARE THEY FAMOUS? James Archer

Main claim

Why these works matter

IN AN AGE of well-stocked high-street chains and cut-price supermarket retailing, manybelieve public libraries have no need to stock recent bestsellers. This is true up to a point: the nation's cultural health may not require that slices of your council tax should go towards shelves full of the latest works of Jilly Cooper or Jeffrey Archer.

Letter: `Worst' schools

Sir: My plan to provide free school milk and a muesli bar to all London primary children would not cost not pounds 200m per year (report, 24 February), but around pounds 30m. Indeed, it would probably cost the taxpayer nothing at all, as I firmly believe that I would be able to get the scheme fully sponsored.

Letter: A leader for London

Sir: Your report that inner London "heads the wealth league" (10 February) is misleading. Inner London may be the top producer of wealth, but its inhabitants are far from being the richest.

Right of Reply: Jeffrey Archer

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