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Saturday, 24 November 2007

  • Leading article: Another skittle of the old order falls
    Sunday, 25 November 2007

    Mr Howard, the four-time winner, has finally been defeated, with the added humiliation of almost certainly losing his own seat. Australia has for the first time anywhere in the world – one of those rare facts not easily checked on Google – a prime mi...

  • Melanie McDonagh: Like it or not, we are needed in Kosovo
    Sunday, 25 November 2007

    This was the most successful instance of his predecessor's policy of humanitarian engagement in foreign affairs before it got a bad name, and it is now an issue that is likely, temporarily at least, to become as urgent as Iraq or Afghanistan. Moreove...

  • 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...

  • Nicholas Foulkes: The tell-tale brolly that betrayed the England boss
    Sunday, 25 November 2007

    The umbrella was the problem; while he may have been offering helpful suggestions to this team, they were drowned by the unvoiced message being broadcast by his brolly – risk averse, detached and aloof. By contrast, his Croatian counterpart, Slaven B...

  • Michael Williams: Readers' editor
    Sunday, 25 November 2007

    James Tyrell, from Cirencester, emails: "I think we accept that global warming is a serious matter, but why do you have to go to such extremes in your reporting? Last week's front-page picture made it look as though the world was on fire, and you use...

  • Sophie Heawood: Diana's exes - the good, the bad and James Hewitt
    Sunday, 25 November 2007

    As part of the evidence into suspicious goings-on, her former private secretary was asked to read out a list of men whose relationships with the Princess were thought to have caused discomfort at the Palace. At the end, he even added a final "and so ...

  • Geoffrey Lean: Brown talks the green talk... then gives us a new runway
    Sunday, 25 November 2007

    Long believed to be 'brown' by nature as well as name, he surprised his audience with both his rhetoric and his practical commitments. He announced a "world-changing mission" to tackle climate change, "the great project of this generation". He said t...

  • David Raynes: Many illegal drugs have become ubiquitous
    Sunday, 25 November 2007

    It is also obsessed with "up-stream disruption". That's good, but it has a marginal effect on the UK market. It frequently refuses follow-up operations to catch the organisers behind Customs "cold find" frontier seizures. These often represent the ve...

  • 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...

  • 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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