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Wednesday, 29 August 2007

  • Marcus Berkmann: Ah, bliss... it's that Great British Film time again
    Thursday, 30 August 2007

    By the time we do get to see it – for see it we shall, whether we truly want to or not – we shall all feel slightly bored with it and tell our friends that it wasn't quite as good as the reviews said it was. By which time the publicity machine will h...

  • Paul Vallely: His health has faded, but the aura remains
    Wednesday, 29 August 2007

    Mandela is one of those individuals who, when he enters the room, seems to have about him a golden aura. Not the televisual halo of celebrity but something which emanates from deep inside. It seems to make those in the room feel somehow blessed by hi...

  • Leading article: A president at the junction of secularism and Islam
    Wednesday, 29 August 2007

    That Mr Gul faced obstacles to his election, and nonetheless prevailed, testifies not only to the strength of his determination, but to the robustness of Turkey's institutions. In April, at the first time of asking, Mr Gul was blocked by the secular ...

  • Michael McCarthy: Will voters accept the politics of sacrifice?
    Wednesday, 29 August 2007

    This approach has served David Cameron and his Conservative Party pretty well over the Past couple of years. Policymaking has been farmed out to a series of in-house, ad hoc think-tanks which have been rethinking the Tory stance from start to finish ...

  • Menzies Campbell: Brown's reply could have been written by Blair
    Wednesday, 29 August 2007

    These grim, statistics will be all too familiar to the 5,500 British troops now holed up at Basra airbase. In private, and occasionally in public, military opinion is of the view that the British mission in Iraq has failed and only serves to exacerba...

  • Letters: Amnesty
    Thursday, 30 August 2007

    Sir: High-profile resignations from Amnesty International capture the headlines ("Scottish Cardinal quits Amnesty over abortion", report, 29 August), but the decision taken by the movement to support abortion in certain circumstances is already being...

  • Leading article: This is no time for sabre-rattling
    Thursday, 30 August 2007

    It is true that Mr Bush regularly blames Iran when US efforts in Iraq are stalling, and the degree of Iran's villainy tends to be magnified in proportion to US setbacks. Yet the terms in which Mr Bush couched his speech to veterans in Reno were espec...

  • Leading article: Battle for the green high ground
    Wednesday, 29 August 2007

    But the key question is whether these leaked ideas go any further. They may not make it into the final proposals. And even if they do, David Cameron is not obliged to adopt them. He has already indicated that he will drop his previous "green air mile...

  • Leading article: A man of stature
    Wednesday, 29 August 2007

    All the more important therefore, that on a visit to London to unveil a statue to himself in London, Mandela yesterday used that authority to urge black leaders to do as he has done, which is to use his public profile and position to step into depriv...

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