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  • Leading article: The flash fires of moral outrage
    Sunday, 30 September 2007

    Just as, before last week, the great moral issue of foreign affairs was the appalling misery to which Robert Mugabe had subjected the people of Zimbabwe, and the pusillanimous attitude to him of the European Union. Before that, the most visible stain...

  • Quentin Letts: Too right we've got a binge drinking problem, Jacqui
    Sunday, 30 September 2007

    When the Home Secretary last week attacked drunken behaviour she surely knew what she was talking about. Few places are quite as shimmeringly boozy as a party conference. Drinking starts as early as 10am and continues until breakfast. There is seldom...

  • Leading Article: Peaceful defiance meets brute force in the duel for democracy in Burma
    Saturday, 29 September 2007

    The clampdown extended to the airwaves. The limits of modern communications for revolutionary purposes became apparent as telephone lines were cut, the internet and mobile phone signals blocked. The vivid eyewitness accounts that had brought Burma's ...

  • Michael Williams: Readers' editor
    Sunday, 30 September 2007

    You've a keen eye, Dr Rudd. But don't shoot the artist. In the stillbirths article, the graphic is right but the text is wrong. When referring to health statistics, journalists often refer to Britain or the UK when they mean England and Wales. Scotla...

  • U Myint Swe: If we're really concerned, we should boycott the Olympics
    Sunday, 30 September 2007

    For decades Burma has been run by the military. In the 1960s, General Ne Win seized overall power from those who sought to build a democratic Burma. Fans of The Last King of Scotland, the biography of Idi Amin of Uganda, will understand how that regi...

  • Vicki Woods: Black girls do not sell celebrity fragrances to a white market
    Sunday, 30 September 2007

    Female viewer also understands that Kate's new scent is not meant for her. Kate by Kate Moss is manufactured by Coty (not one of your premium brands by any means) and sold in Superdrug to the kind of girls who expect change from a £20 note. Young adv...

  • Geoffrey Lean: Green guns are Cameron's true-blue weapons
    Sunday, 30 September 2007

    Thus it was Ted Heath who set up one of the world's first Departments of the Environment and Richard Nixon, of all people, who established the United States' groundbreaking Environ-mental Protection Agency. The start of Margaret Thatcher's reign revi...

  • The Third Leader: Laughing matter
    Saturday, 29 September 2007

    We would offer the consolation that an ability to remember punch lines is hardly the highest standard of wit. And isn't the secret of the British sense of humour an appetite for self-deprecation and mockery rather than a talent for pre-rehearsed shti...

  • Letters: Global warming
    Saturday, 29 September 2007

    Sir: There is a fundamental flaw in the idea that global warming might be controlled by enhancing ocean mixing (27 September). Areas where natural upwelling occurs, such as the equatorial Pacific, are highly productive, but they are also areas where ...

  • Leading Article: Bush's hollow words on climate change
    Saturday, 29 September 2007

    The noises emanating from the meeting, which gathered together 16 of the world's most polluting countries, suggested progress. The US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, stressed that all nations need to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and ...

  • Rupert Cornwell: Out Of America
    Sunday, 30 September 2007

    For proof, look at the Iraq war. Public disenchantment with that disastrous venture was the reason the Democrats recaptured Congress last November. Ten months on, Mr Bush's approval ratings have sunk even lower. But what have Democrats managed to ach...

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