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Sunday, 4 November 2007

  • Leading article: The desperate act of a weak and rattled president
    Monday, 5 November 2007

    Sadly for Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, his latest coup is unlikely to be greeted with similar success, hence the gloom and dismay felt in Western capitals and the apparent indifference on the streets of Islamabad. Few expect any good to come out of ...

  • Leading article: London's police deserve a new leader
    Sunday, 4 November 2007

    This requires us to scrape away the less relevant mud that has been hurled at him since he took the job in February 2005. He has been accused of all manner of failings, many listed by Brian Coleman, a Conservative member of the London Assembly, in to...

  • Brian Coleman: Spare no pity for Sir Ian Blair, a most political policeman
    Sunday, 4 November 2007

    I realised then what a politician London's new Police Commissioner was, an impression compounded a few months later when Sir Ian was among those who rang MPs to lobby for government proposals for 90 days' detention for terrorist suspects. Six months ...

  • Sarah Sands: The trouble with Heather
    Sunday, 4 November 2007

    Heather has been mocked for comparing herself to Diana, Princess of Wales, and to Kate McCann, but there are genuine parallels. Earl Spencer spoke with bitter bemusement at his sister's funeral. "I don't think she ever understood why her genuinely go...

  • Letters: Maritime treasures
    Monday, 5 November 2007

    Although it has ratified the European Archaeology Convention and says it is committed to the annex of the Unesco Underwater Cultural Heritage Convention, both of which ban "archaeology" for commercial gain, the Government's profit-sharing deal with t...

  • Leading article: Saved by a timely resignation
    Monday, 5 November 2007

    It was why the words of Nigel Hastilow, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for a Midlands seat not far from Powell's old Wolverhampton constituency, in which he insisted Powell had been right, touched off such alarm. By resigning, Mr Hastilow h...

  • Dr Neal Spencer: Now all the world can witness this ancient marvel
    Monday, 5 November 2007

    When the tomb of Tutankhamun was opened in the Valley of the Kings in 1922 by the British archaeologist Howard Carter, it was at the beginning of the age of mass media. Pictures of the tomb and its extraordinary contents were seen around the world in...

  • Asma Jahangir: Musharraf has lost his marbles and is targeting progressives
    Monday, 5 November 2007

    The president of the Lahore High Court, Ahsan Bhoon, and former bar leader Ali Ahmed Kurd have also been arrested. The police are looking for six other lawyers, including the president of the Peshawar and Karachi bar. The president of the Lahore bar ...

  • Chris Huhne: There are better things to do than replace Trident
    Monday, 5 November 2007

    There are more pressing military priorities for our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq: body armour, helicopters, armoured personnel carriers and medical care. In this leadership contest, Liberal Democrats need to take a hard look at our party's position...

  • Michael Williams: Readers' editor
    Sunday, 4 November 2007

    Indeed, it would be possible to make a good living from it, as has Lynne Truss, author of the best-selling 'Eats, Shoots & Leaves'. Now the self-styled 'Queen of Punctuation' has written a book for children, which aims to do for youngsters' appre...

  • Tariq Ali: Pakistan takes yet another step into the dark night
    Sunday, 4 November 2007

    General Pervez Musharraf ruled the country with a civilian façade, but his power base was limited to the army. And it was the army Chief of Staff who declared the emergency, suspended the 1973 constitution, took all non-government TV channels off the...

  • Professor Roger Williams: Health consequences are too serious to be ignored
    Sunday, 4 November 2007

    George Best used to say to me how awful it was to see young people drinking. He was concerned that teenagers were drinking and having their lives affected as a result. We need more alcohol treatment facilities in this country and a greater awareness ...

  • Leading article: In the teeth of it
    Monday, 5 November 2007

    And of course, if Tut can be restored and "brought back", albeit in a virtual sense, more than three millennia after his death, it begs the question of who will get the same treatment 3,000 years hence. Forget Elizabeth II. Yeltsin? Nigella? Duh! The...

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