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A CURIOUSLY underplayed aspect of Jeffrey Archer's libel case is that he did not settle matters for once and all by volunteering to remove his shirt and display his back - spotty or otherwise - to the public gaze. It has certainly not been photographed since.

Media: The editor who broke Archer

Naomi Marks was at the News of the World, shadowing editor Phil Hall, when the Jeffrey Archer story went to press. She saw him deal with his biggest scoop this year - and ring his wife for advice

In the land of the blind, Lord Archer is king

'Two men agree that one will tell only the truth, the other only lies. Both get into terrible messes'


Baroness Thatcher, in August, as London Tories prepared to vote: "Tireless energy and unquenchable enthusiasm are Jeffrey Archer's hallmarks. These are precisely the qualities that the Conservative candidate for mayor of London requires. Jeffrey has my wholehearted support."

THE ARCHER AFFAIR: 'Daily Star' will lodge appeal after demanding pounds 3m compensation

AS SENIOR officers at Scotland Yard met yesterday to discuss their next move in the case, speculation grew that even if Lord Archer of Weston-super-Mare is not prosecuted on criminal charges, he could still face millions of pounds in damages from a civil action.

Leading Article: Stranger than fiction

THE REMOVAL of the Conservative whip from Lord Archer was, of course, as welcome as it was inevitable. But the alacrity with which William Hague and the rest of the Tory leadership have - rightly - dropped their old chum is hardly an edifying sight.

THE ARCHER AFFAIR: Once, the great and good lined up to back Archer. Where are they now?

HE WAS once a star turn for the Conservatives. Prime Ministers, Cabinet members and the grandees enjoyed his hospitality and returned the warmest of compliments. Now Jeffrey Archer is shunned, isolated, a subject of savage attacks. Hell hath no fury like the Tories scorned.

Who Wants to Be a London Mayor?

We have received sensational footage from the popular game show Who Wants to Be a London Mayor?. It was withdrawn following the revelation that Tory candidate Jeffrey Archer phoned a friend to solicit a false alibi. Publicist Max Clifford denies the tape was passed to him by an ex-employee of Anglia TV who was humiliated by Archer over champagne and shepherd's pie after the recording. We would like to state that no money changed hands in bringing you this explosive transcript...

THE ARCHER AFFAIR - The outcast: Hague withdraws party whip from Lord Archer

LORD ARCHER of Weston-super-Mare faced near-certain expulsion from the Conservative Party last night and a legal challenge which could re-examine allegations that he slept with a prostitute.

The outcast: Tory party turns on Archer as Hague withdraws whip

LORD ARCHER of Weston-super-Mare faced near-certain expulsion from the Conservative Party last night and a legal challenge that may re-examine claims that he slept with a prostitute.

Leading Article: Just a rumour

ONE OF the biggest threats to civilisation as we know it posed by the Internet, it is alleged, is that it is a massive marketplace of unchecked rumour.

The Archer Affair: Francis `has taped Archer for 20 years'

TED FRANCIS, the television producer and writer whose revelations caused Lord Archer of Weston-super-Mare to step down from the race to become mayor of London, has been taping his conversations with the Tory peer for 20 years.

The last great comedy goldmine has closed down

SHARES IN comedy writers will plummet today. (But fortunately him, Jeffrey Archer sold all his on Friday).

The Archer Affair: Why did Archer try to conceal a dinner with a friend and colleague?

ANDRINA COLQUHOUN, a blond, blue-eyed former debutante, has proved to be a fateful dinner companion not once, but twice. In 1974, Ms Colquhoun was stood up on a dinner-date with Lord Lucan the night his nanny was murdered and he disappeared.

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