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  • Leading article: The world cannot stand by while Mr Mugabe steals another election
    Saturday, 29 March 2008

    All the signs from opinion polls, both public and private, are that the leader of the MDC opposition, Morgan Tsvangirai, is in the lead with between 30 and 40 per cent. Second, with about 20 per cent, comes Simba Makoni, who quit as Mr Mugabe's finan...

  • Leading article: Architects of misfortune
    Saturday, 29 March 2008

    But in his speech to the House of Lords this week, Lord Rogers' concern was residential, rather than the commercial building projects with which he has made his name. And he does not like what he sees. He takes exception to the "shoddy, toy-town hous...

  • Leading article: A vision for Europe that Britain can share
    Friday, 28 March 2008

    Well before the political summit had concluded – at, of all places, Arsenal Football Club's Emirates stadium – however, the question on many British lips was whether M. Sarkozy would be able to "deliver". Quite what he is supposed to deliver has not ...

  • Lord Roberts of Llandudno: There is only one ethical course for the British Government
    Friday, 28 March 2008

    Iran is a country where the penal code prescribes execution by stoning and dictates the stones be large enough to cause pain but not so large as to kill immediately. This is the law of Iran. As such we cannot turn to the law of Iran to guide us. Can ...

  • Letters: Heathrow Terminal 5
    Saturday, 29 March 2008

    The whole world must be waiting to see what sort of hash we make of the Olympics. Perhaps, between now and then, we could start to build structures around systems that work, not the other way around. Paul Dunwell Alton, Hampshire Sir: Had the climate...

  • The Weasel: The art of the label
    Saturday, 29 March 2008

    The text cropped up in a recent "Thought for the Day" by the Rt Rev Tom Butler, Bishop of Southwark. His impressive ecclesiastical ramble touched on: a) the excellence of city honey due to "the greater variety of flowers and blossoms found in urban p...

  • Leading article: Charm offensive
    Saturday, 29 March 2008

    But it did not matter. The first lady of the French Republic conducted herself with such demure poise on her visit that even those sections of society inclined to scorn the former model with an "interesting" past were ruthlessly charmed. If only ever...

  • Bonnie Greer: Carla was not the only star of the show
    Saturday, 29 March 2008

    I've been seeing her pictures in high fashion magazines for a decade and a half. She was cool and still is. But anyone with any knowledge or experience of the theatre must have been having a ball from the moment France's First Lady stepped off the pl...

  • Letter: ref. Deborah Orr article
    Friday, 28 March 2008

    Adam had Tourette's and OCD. Neither of these conditions deprive someone of their intelligence or their ability to make decisions about their life. Adam was able to give informed consent to be filmed and he did so. Before I filmed with Adam I to...

  • Letters: All-black shortlists
    Friday, 28 March 2008

    It is 20 years since four black and Asian MPs were elected to Parliament. Since then progress has been painfully slow. On current trends it will take over 70 years to have a fair representation of black and Asian MPs. I do not believe that the Britis...

  • Leading article: Lost luggage and terminal decline
    Friday, 28 March 2008

    Yet there was noticeably little cheer around yesterday as Terminal 5 opened its doors to passengers for the first time. Travellers found their appreciation of the splendid view from Richard Rogers' glass and steel construction marred by cancelled fli...

  • Leading article: Plot twist
    Friday, 28 March 2008

    Christopher is the last Foyle involved in the management of the independent bookseller, which has been a resident of London's Charing Cross road for more than a century. We should probably be used to this by now. Few of our famous retail names are st...

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