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Steve Richards: The convulsive power of referendums

David Cameron wonders whether he is leading an historic realignment of the centre and centre-right, which might be cemented by a change in the voting system

<i>IoS</i> letters, emails & online postings (20 June 2010)

He may have been a Labour supporter once but D J Taylor (That was the week, 13 June) now writes like a true blue Conservative. The supposed bias against Margaret Thatcher that he sees in the left-liberal media might just have something to do with the fact that she was the most divisive prime minister in our democratic history. She devastated this country's industrial base, ruining countless people's lives and sowing the devil's seed of market fundamentalism, environmental destruction, financial madness and the egregious social inequality we see all around us today.

Michael Foot would rather lose with honour than cheat to win a battle

John Smith, the former Labour Party leader, used to tell a story about Michael Foot from the dying days of the 1970s Labour government.

Gordon Brown leads tributes to Michael Foot

Prime Minister Gordon Brown today led tributes to former Labour leader Michael Foot, who has died at the age of 96.

Richard Ingrams&rsquo;s Week: Even the most hard-bitten hack can get deeply upset

They don't give many honours to journalists these days, which is probably a very good thing. For it is a sad fact that so far from being the hard-bitten, cynical old hacks that the public supposes them to be, many journalists have a pathetic craving for honours and awards despite the fact that they have been so devalued as to mean almost nothing by now.

Cameron influenced by Benn book

A book by Labour's veteran left-wing firebrand Tony Benn had a major influence on the early political thinking of David Cameron, the Conservative leader disclosed yesterday.

Alan Watkins: A title is worth shedding for the top job

Peter Mandelson might resign his peerage and return to the Commons &ndash; but only if the prize was the premiership

Pentagon hacker in last bid to avoid extradition

Asperger's sufferer calls on court to halt extradition over army computer breach

Tony Benn: You Ask The Questions

The Labour grandee answers your questions, such as 'Where did Brown go wrong?' and 'Are you pleased Marx is back in fashion?'

Harold Pinter by Michael Gambon and Tony Benn

Further to the obituary of Harold Pinter (26 December), he wasn't just a good director – he was the best, writes Michael Gambon. Harold was very plain speaking, not really going in for lavish phrases.

British Energy profits halve as plants stay closed

British Energy posted a 49 per cent fall in first-quarter profits yesterday because of reduced production at five of its eight aging nuclear power stations.

Lord Stokes: Tough industrialist unfairly blamed for the failure of Leyland's merger with the British Motor Corporation

Donald Stokes was chairman of the ill-fated British Leyland Motor Corporation from 1968 to 1975. He was unfairly blamed for the inevitable failure of the government-inspired attempt to bring together all the major British-owned motor companies in the British Leyland Motor Corporation in 1969, a task in which the greatest managerial genius could never have succeeded.

David Davis: You Ask The Questions

The former shadow home secretary answers your questions, such as 'Have you had a row with Cameron?' and 'Do you regret your decision?'

So will the revolution start in Haltemprice and Howden?

Ancient rights are under threat &ndash; so says David Davis, who has taken a stand from his Yorkshire constituency. Paul Vallely tours the front line
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The super-rich now live in their own Elysium - they breathe better air, and eat better food, when they're not making beans on toast for their kids

The super-rich now live in their own Elysium

They breathe better air, eat better food, take better medicine
A generation of dropouts failed by colleges

Dropout generation failed by colleges

£800m a year wasted on students who quit courses before they graduate
Entering civilian life 'can be like going into the jungle' for returning soldiers

Homeless Veterans appeal

Entering civilian life can be like going into the jungle
Sam Taylor-Johnson: Woman on top

Sam Taylor-Johnson: Woman on top

Fifty Shades of Grey director on bringing the hit to the screen
Shazam! Story of the $1bn 'what's that song?' app

Shazam: Story of the $1bn 'what's that song?' app

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch