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Saturday, 29 March 2008

  • 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...

  • Boris for mayor? Dave for PM? Are toffs no longer ridiculous?
    Sunday, 30 March 2008

    Though most of those engaged in these exchanges were themselves upper class, the tone was teasing. This was a kind of anthropological exercise, and the subjects under observation were exotic creatures, like some Pacific cargo-cult society. It was amo...

  • Leading article: An unsuitable case for charity
    Sunday, 30 March 2008

    The Charity Commission guidance on political activity could hardly be clearer: "A charity must not give support or funding to a political party, nor to a candidate or politician." Our report today that Care, the Christian charity, has been paying the...

  • Michael Williams: Readers' editor
    Sunday, 30 March 2008

    It's one of those conversations that is the stuff of nightmares for a readers' editor. It can happen at any time of the year, but it lurks most often around now, as people start to focus on summer holidays. It usually goes like this: Eco-Savvy Reader...

  • 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...

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