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  • Leading article: Sir Menzies and the limits of soft power in politics
    Friday, 21 September 2007

    It is to his credit that he used his speech to tackle these questions head on. His reward was a reception of uncommon warmth and a shortening of bookies' odds on his remaining party leader until the next election. On the age question, Sir Menzies mad...

  • Leading Article: Prejudice, politics, and the fight for equality
    Thursday, 20 September 2007

    Of course there have been improvements over the past three decades. Outright racial discrimination is no longer acceptable. As the report notes, the days when boarding houses could put out signs saying "No blacks, no Irish, no dogs" are over. The Nat...

  • Leading article: Heightened tensions in a dangerous arena
    Friday, 21 September 2007

    There are several theories in circulation. One is that a shipment of arms bound for Hizbollah in southern Lebanon was hit. US sources have hinted that a secret joint Syrian-North Korean nuclear research project was the target. Another theory doing th...

  • The Third Leader: Bear market
    Thursday, 20 September 2007

    Mr Humphrys, I fancy, was being a touch sarcastic about the controversy raging around the ursine Peruvian's commercial flirtation with the said savoury spread after many years of uncomplicated devotion to an orange-based sandwich component. It is, ne...

  • Letters: War with Iran
    Thursday, 20 September 2007

    Sir: The French foreign secretary is talking up a war with Iran. Why is a nuclear Iran a greater threat than Mao's China was when she developed nuclear weapons? There was no talk of sanctions and no threat of war then. Or do Sarkozy and Bush think a ...

  • Leading Article: Sheltered by a convenient lie
    Thursday, 20 September 2007

    Burma's generals will be worried. Monks were the key players in the mass protests of 1988, to which the government responded with brutal violence. Tuesday's protest was over a 500 per cent rise in the price of petrol and compressed natural gas – a ri...

  • Janet Street-Porter: The BBC must cut its self-serving managers
    Thursday, 20 September 2007

    Over the summer, Peter Salmon, head of BBC Vision, has been conducting a review of in-house production, and the trustees have set up two sub-committees to evaluate the various options, all of which will involve redundancies. Research indicates that t...

  • Michael Brown: Should Campbell and Cameron form an alliance?
    Thursday, 20 September 2007

    But before the question of the leadership is addressed, a far more pressing question, of what this party is for, remains unanswered. Even more pressing is the issue of just who the Lib Dems would allow to govern in the event of an inconclusive result...

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