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Sunday, 2 November 2008

  • Leading article: We must be realistic about our power to help the Congo
    Monday, 3 November 2008

    That aside, there is a danger that David Miliband's and Bernard Kouchner's mission to calm the furies around Goma and prevent a Rwandan-backed rebel army from overrunning the city may raise unrealistic expectations. It is, for example, unlikely that ...

  • Leading article: In the shadow of the White House
    Monday, 3 November 2008

    Weeks ago, many were predicting a reprise to the Glasgow East by-election, in which the SNP overturned a thumping Labour majority. A similar defeat in Glenrothes was being described as a possible trigger for a Cabinet revolt against Gordon Brown – th...

  • Leading article: Hamilton the Great
    Monday, 3 November 2008

    At 23, Hamilton is the youngest ever Formula One champion – and the first black champion – in the competition's history. Putting the nation through the emotional wringer in a manner that seems to be peculiarly British, Hamilton produced a last-gasp e...

  • Anne Penketh: Why Rwanda's leader is the power broker in this conflict
    Monday, 3 November 2008

    The UK and US-backed Rwandan President has been the power broker there since the aftermath of the 1994 genocide brought his Tutsi rebel faction to power. After the three-month killing spree in which almost one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus perish...

  • Nicholas Lezard: Cricketers bowled over by hubris
    Monday, 3 November 2008

    That the match was not just lost by the English, but lost abjectly, has not only caused a great deal of comfort to serious English cricket fans (and to serious cricket fans worldwide); it makes one wonder about the workings of divine providence, and ...

  • D J Taylor: The name game
    Sunday, 2 November 2008

    The same sense of a word tugged so emphatically free of its original moorings as to be rendered almost useless was stirred by this month's Mojo tribute to Pink Floyd's Rick Wright, whose death at the age of 64 was described as "tragic". Sad and regre...

  • Michael Vickers: Building up our Special Forces is vital to tackling global terror
    Monday, 3 November 2008

    There will have been more than a doubling of Special Operations command budget. There will be a lot more officers who come from a Special Operations background among our senior leadership. Those at the operational core of our Special Operations Force...

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