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Thursday, 8 February 2007

  • Leading article: A flawed President prepares to bow out
    Friday, 9 February 2007

    M. Chirac's admission came in a television interview to be broadcast this weekend as part of a programme paying tribute to his wife and France's first lady, Bernadette. But details found their way into the French press yesterday. "There is life after...

  • Leading article: Almost any reform would improve on the status quo
    Thursday, 8 February 2007

    Jack Straw's proposals yesterday will allow MPs to pick a path through that quagmire, providing they make the right choices. But he is right to insist that MPs must rank their reform preferences in order to ensure that a solution is found. Complaints...

  • Leading article: An enduring Victorian value
    Friday, 9 February 2007

    Only it isn't all that needs to be said. The British Library is now facing a cut of 7 per cent in its annual £100m budget and is considering introducing charges and shorter hours to pay for it. Across the country local libraries are also feeling the ...

  • The Third Leader: False impressions
    Friday, 9 February 2007

    And how widely should we cast our qualms? To the possessors of Art? Let me put it another way: would you feel more aggrieved by an art theft at the home of, say, Sir David Attenborough, Mr Alan Bennett or Dame Judi Dench than one at, say, the home of...

  • The Third Leader: Snow business
    Thursday, 8 February 2007

    I imagine that you, like me, having heard the gloomy, doomy forecasts, spent most of yesterday in concentrated preparation for the white hell. Shovel, check. Ice axe, check. Chains, crampons, distress flares, hardtack biscuits, stock cubes, balaclava...

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