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  • Basildon Peta: After 28 years of misrule and corruption, the end is near
    Monday, 31 March 2008

    But until now, Zimbabweans have simply adapted and carried on. Their patience has been as durable as Mr Mugabe's dictatorship. I think of the many days Zimbabweans have failed to receive their salaries in the banks after a month's hard work because t...

  • Letters: DNA database problems
    Monday, 31 March 2008

    As each of us goes about our daily business, we deposit DNA all around us; the Forensic Science Service (FSS) on its website boasts that the latest techniques can detect "the amount of DNA left on a cup by drinking from it or on a pen by writing with...

  • 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...

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