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  • Leading article: Is something bugging you?
    Tuesday, 5 February 2008

    So was it a cock-up or a conspiracy? The decision was apparently taken by a Thames Valley Police officer. It is unclear at what level it was authorised. It is also unclear whether the police knew it was not permitted to bug an MP. The Home Secretary,...

  • Leading article: Decision day for a nation emerging from Bush's shadow
    Tuesday, 5 February 2008

    What makes today so special, though, is not just the record number of states voting, but the level of engagement of the voters and the likely record turn-outs. With both party contests still open, despite the exceptionally early start to the electora...

  • Leading article: Google needs a competitor – even if it is Microsoft
    Wednesday, 6 February 2008

    In 1995 only a handful of Microsoft programmers were working on a web browser as the corporation failed to spot the potential of the new technology. When Mr Gates woke up and assigned the project his highest priority, the victim was Netscape, which h...

  • Ivor Roberts: The threat of a Balkan flare-up has not gone away
    Tuesday, 5 February 2008

    I suspect that, despite the temporary warm glow and relief in the chanceries of Europe from the narrow win by the pro-Western Boris Tadic over his ultra-nationalist Radical candidate Tomislav Nikolic (whose party leader is the absentee, in The Hague,...

  • Letters: Children of the Cold War
    Wednesday, 6 February 2008

    He asks why it is that my generation turned out to be baby-Führers, neurotically supervising every moment of their children's lives and demanding that teachers do the same. There is a theory that the boomer generation, while young, internalised the w...

  • Leading article: The beginning of the end
    Wednesday, 6 February 2008

    This represents a pretty unambiguous attack on Mr Mugabe. It was always likely that the first serious challenger would emerge from within the Zanu-PF Party. Zimbabwe's main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), led by Morgan Tsv...

  • Katy Guest: Kylie deserves to be so lucky in love at last
    Wednesday, 6 February 2008

    It seems incredible that even before Sex And The City, before Desperate Housewives, before every little girl grew up longing for her own Richard Curtis movie ending (she nearly misses the train, there's a stage, he loves her after all, it snows...), ...

  • Leading article: Remember them
    Wednesday, 6 February 2008

    Among the casualties was a young man from Dudley called Duncan Edwards, who has been described by Sir Bobby Charlton (who survived the crash) as "the best player I ever played with or against". When one considers that Sir Bobby himself went on to bec...

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