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Friday, 23 November 2007

  • Leading article: It is too soon for the Tories to gloat over Labour's mistakes
    Saturday, 24 November 2007

    The short answer is no. The opinion-poll evidence that David Cameron and George Osborne are now regarded as more competent than Mr Brown and Alistair Darling must be accounted an overreaction. Of course, Mr Cameron made a reasonable show of righteous...

  • Leading Article: Clegg has the vision to turn the Lib Dems into a force once again
    Friday, 23 November 2007

    In such a potentially intoxicating context the two candidates have not shone as brightly as they might have done. The Lib Dems are lucky to have two highly credible candidates. Both Nick Clegg and Chris Huhne are well qualified for the job and would ...

  • The Weasel: Tower of Power
    Saturday, 24 November 2007

    Having bought a black velvet dress and various expensive accessories to complete the ensemble, she was hot to trot. Except she didn’t. During a conversation with our friend Carolyn,who was organising the event, she was warned that the Tower was not a...

  • Leading article: The downside of free speech
    Saturday, 24 November 2007

    Irving was found guilty and served a prison sentence in Austria for the crime of Holocaust denial, while Griffin is nobody's idea of a liberal poster boy. He has a 1998 conviction for incitement to racial hatred for material denying the Holocaust. He...

  • Andrew Mitchell: While politicians fiddle in Bali, the trees are burning
    Saturday, 24 November 2007

    But there is something that can be done now, which even Mr Brown seems to have missed this week in his first major environmental speech. Not a word on what could be massive action on climate change that also offers the poor a real opportunity and a b...

  • Letters: Data breach
    Friday, 23 November 2007

    Sir: The image of a hapless, overworked or ill-informed junior civil servant sending these disks through the post misses the point completely. At Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday, Gordon Brown trotted out the plainly agreed government line tha...

  • Leading Article: Not as good as we think we are
    Friday, 23 November 2007

    Unfortunately the basis for this view does not bear closer scrutiny. England's record in recent years may look respectable, but the facts mask a deeper truth – that the quality of their football rarely matches the levels achieved by their peers, and ...

  • Leading article: A car with a sweet tooth
    Saturday, 24 November 2007

    But fuelling a vehicle with the stuff? Now that just seems a waste. Adventurers Andy Pag and John Grimshaw set off from Dorset yesterday in a fleet of lorries bound for Timbuktu. They will be propelled every inch of the way by a biofuel that started ...

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