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Monday, 9 April 2007

  • Leading article: He who pays the piper calls a dubious tune
    Monday, 9 April 2007

    The official reasoning seemed to be that the stories of the 15 would get out sooner or later, probably sooner, and there was nothing anyone could do about it. The rulebook might say that serving personnel were not allowed to enter into financial arra...

  • Leading article: The most crucial contest for a generation
    Tuesday, 10 April 2007

    Of the 12 candidates registered, only four have a chance of reaching the second round. The others, representing the further reaches of left and right, the urban and rural, can be enjoyed as features of the rich landscape of French politics. Their onl...

  • Letters: Cricket World Cup
    Monday, 9 April 2007

    The extremely high cost of match tickets has priced out most of the local population which always forms the bulk of the support, and the result is new stadiums which are at times nearly empty. Draconian rules prevent fans from taking food and drink i...

  • John Lichfield: Our Man In Paris
    Monday, 9 April 2007

    The building is new by Paris standards but the internal plumbing - like the plumbing throughout the city - is a rusting, rotting mess. Unwelcome liquids cascaded down upon the BBC bureau from the apartments upstairs the other day: probably the 20th t...

  • Hermione Eyre: A foul trap for all the cyber-innocents
    Tuesday, 10 April 2007

    Joining Facebook is a bit like applying a leech to your lifeblood. This is a social networking site with more than 10 million members worldwide, which only goes to show what danger there is in numbers. You begin casually, just browsing. But you can't...

  • Charles Nevin: Consolation from the great stage of fools
    Monday, 9 April 2007

    Besides, the sun is shining and there is much to distract the reader's eye - the promise of spring, the flicker of dappled light, the song of the birds - in this all-too-brief moment snatched from the many competing demands of the modern bank holiday...

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