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Sunday, 28 October 2007

  • Leading article: Not a regime that Britain should be honouring
    Monday, 29 October 2007

    Since its foundation in 1932, Saudi Arabia has been one of the world's most flagrant abusers of human rights. According to Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, scores of Saudis are executed and tortured by the regime every year. It even impr...

  • Leading article: Time for a fresh start on GM
    Sunday, 28 October 2007

    When we began our campaign, 60 per cent of the food on British supermarket shelves contained GM ingredients. Today there are only two products. Public opinion has spoken and the market has responded. Few people want to eat GM. They have made up their...

  • Andrew Martin: Hats off to Rod, who has success and a model railway
    Sunday, 28 October 2007

    I thought of a piece I wrote about the late Roye England, who always wore a mac, a beret and shorts, who went to church every day, lived on Crunchies and black bananas and who, along with the men who were his disciples, created the beautiful model ra...

  • Sarah Churchwell: Late arrivals at the Hotel Protest
    Sunday, 28 October 2007

    As I don't aspire to be a music boffin, I will leave debates about the Eagles' musical merits to the experts; all I know is that it was with some cheeriness that I read of the release, this week, of their first studio album in more than 20 years. Lon...

  • Gabrielle Rifkind: This dialogue of the deaf is making war more likely
    Sunday, 28 October 2007

    Diplomacy is currently framed around carrot and stick. There is some engagement, but there is also a process of demonisation on both sides. The US has designated the foreign wing of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organisation. The Ira...

  • Letters: Eurostar services
    Monday, 29 October 2007

    The residual Ashford-Brussels demand will be too small to justify a direct service. More than 90 per cent of demand is to and from London, and the extra time to stop at Ashford would cost more than twice as many passengers as the few we would gain. T...

  • Virginia Ironside's Dilemmas
    Monday, 29 October 2007

    You feel angry! Well, I feel angry with both of you! I feel angry with your mother-in-law for trying to take the magic from a little boy's life – he is still young enough to enjoy a fantasy world. And I'm angry with you for leading the poor little ch...

  • Susie Rushton: Out and About
    Monday, 29 October 2007

    Middle-class wine buffs, conversely, are a devil-may-care bunch. According to the health minister Dawn Primarolo, they routinely notch up dozens of units of Premier Cru without a second thought for the billions they are costing this country in sick d...

  • Leading article: This fractious union
    Monday, 29 October 2007

    In truth, this is not a new proposal. The Tories have actually been suggesting something along these lines since Scottish devolution in 1999. But Mr Cameron seems more inclined than his predecessors to push down this road. And it is not hard to see t...

  • Vince Cable: A dubious ally who devalues our government
    Monday, 29 October 2007

    The British government should not have offered the accolade of a state visit to the head of a regime which is authoritarian and deeply corrupt. Our own Foreign Office has described Saudi Arabia, without hyperbole, as follows: "Women are subject to di...

  • Joss Garman: Brown as Dr No is a threat to the world, not just 007
    Sunday, 28 October 2007

    Last week we learned from leaked Whitehall documents that Gordon Brown's great clunking fist is seeking to grip the hand of Poland's climate-sceptic president in a union designed to kill a vital global warming deal. Brown's predecessor was far from p...

  • Michael Williams: Readers' editor
    Sunday, 28 October 2007

    Personally, I think it's a good idea. 'Roos are low in fat and high in protein. Travelling across Australia, I consumed the nation's most prolific marsupial as fillet and carbonade, as carpaccio and salami. I'd particularly recommend "National Emblem...

  • Wersha Bharadwa: If girls get a raw deal, of course they want to be Wags
    Sunday, 28 October 2007

    I can almost hear the cries of disgust from those who cannot stomach the idea of women living a fabulously and unashamedly wealthy life on the back of their hard-working partners. Nothing is subtle about the war waged on Wags, with their fake tans, £...

  • Leading article: Culture clash
    Monday, 29 October 2007

    Actually, this is not the first visit of the NFL to these shores. The old Wembley hosted an annual pre-season exhibition game between 1986 and 1993. But this made little impact. To the typical British sports fan, American football remains something i...

  • Antony Worrall Thompson: They'll write anything for effect
    Sunday, 28 October 2007

    One failing is that I don't think enough attention is paid to a restaurant's atmosphere. For critics it's just about food, and they don't say why it's buzzy or busy. In today's voyeuristic society, a lot of people don't just go to a restaurant for th...

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