Khodorkovsky’s release may well have been intended to further those goals by sending a positive signal about Russia's future business climate
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Wednesday 26 October 2011
Thursday 20 October 2011
Recently the Government proposed an increase in the national speed limit to 80mph. Hardly headline news. Yet it was one of the biggest policy announcements of the week, and widely discussed in the media.
Friday 14 October 2011
The Conservative peer Lord Hunt, who served as a minister under Lady Thatcher and John Major, has been named as the new chairman of the Press Complaints Commission.
Wednesday 14 September 2011
Y esterday I invoked the memory of the late Robin Cook, the former Foreign Secretary and a man whom I got to know when he left office. During that time, he was working on his memoirs – called The Point of Departure – which, as well as being a gripping account of a tumultuous period in British political history, set the standard for the senior figures in New Labour's administration. One by one, they've written the book, taken the royalties, sold the serial rights, done the round of the chat shows and generally added to our impression of the dysfunction that characterised Labour's 13 years in power. We've lapped it up – how difficult Gordon was, how imperious Tony was, how secretive Mandelson was and so on, until we get to John Prescott – and it seems there's an inexhaustible public appetite for this sort of behind-the-scenes account.
Sunday 04 September 2011
Tuesday 30 August 2011
Thursday 18 August 2011
Saturday 06 August 2011
Saturday 30 July 2011
Mobile technology has transformed journalism – and besides enabling phone hacking, it has also erased the status of that once-prized possession, the contacts book
Saturday 23 July 2011
Saturday 25 June 2011
Ed Miliband's decision to end elections to the Shadow Cabinet leaves one MP with the never-to-be-equalled record of being elected to this body 14 times.
Saturday 25 June 2011
Tony Blair has declared that the time may still come for Britain to join the euro and dismissed predictions that the meltdown in Greece will cause the single currency to break up.
Thursday 23 June 2011
Tuesday 14 June 2011
A Pinter-Bakewell affair would have not the slightest chance of remaining private
Wednesday 11 May 2011
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
- 2 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit