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  • Leading article: The dilemma of global warming
    Tuesday, 22 April 2008

    The decision required the striking of a balance between a number of issues, all of which could be said to point persuasively in countervailing directions. The need of a remote rural community for hundreds of extra jobs is clear, which is why the plan...

  • Leading article: Zimbabwe needs more than quiet diplomacy
    Wednesday, 23 April 2008

    Key in this change has been South Africa's leader-in-waiting, Jacob Zuma, who arrives in London today for talks with Gordon Brown before moving on to meet the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, and the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. Mr Zuma, in hi...

  • Leading article: Ballot-box revolutions
    Tuesday, 22 April 2008

    The election of the former Roman Catholic bishop, Fernando Lugo, as president at the weekend has ended the 62-year reign of the Colorado Party in this landlocked country. All over the continent, a generation of politicians prepared to reach out for t...

  • Letters: Labour's core principles
    Wednesday, 23 April 2008

    Bill Robinson London W2 Sir: What the five million people adversely effected by the removal of the 10p tax income rate want to know is why they should be treated so differently from the stakeholders in the Northern Rock bank. People do not elect Labo...

  • Leading article: Break up this faltering empire
    Wednesday, 23 April 2008

    The final verdict will not be released until August. Nevertheless, the report gives a pretty clear indication of where the commission's thinking is heading. The final destination is likely to be a recommendation that BAA's conglomeration of seven UK ...

  • Gugulethu Moyo: The poll was 'an African solution to an African problem'
    Wednesday, 23 April 2008

    But hopes for a rapid change have dimmed with every day that the results of the election remain unannounced. Robert Mugabe and his party, Zanu-PF, are now refusing to accept the will of the people and are, instead, clinging on to power by force. Thei...

  • Simon Calder: Profits before service – what did you expect?
    Wednesday, 23 April 2008

    BAA shareholders sat back and enjoyed the sight of the value of their investment soaring in a bidding war finally won by Madrid-based Ferrovial, paying almost 50 per cent more than the shares were worth before the battle began. The hollowness of thei...

  • Letters: Migrant birds
    Tuesday, 22 April 2008

    Our summer visitors that winter around the Mediterranean (examples of these being blackcap and chiffchaff) are not showing these declines in returning numbers. Climate change and the increase of desertification on the borders of the Sahara could be t...

  • Vincent Cable: Don't be fooled... the banks aren't victims of bad luck
    Tuesday, 22 April 2008

    The Bank of England's liquidity scheme is designed to counter a severe contraction in bank lending stemming from a collapse of trust originating in unidentified "toxic", bad loans. It seems sensible to try to unplug a blockage in the plumbing before ...

  • Leading article: The people's priest
    Wednesday, 23 April 2008

    This candidate for Britain's saint was modest to a fault, self-effacing and charitable in a discreet, small-scale kind of way – the sort of character who would have chosen a soap-box over a mega-church any day. No dashing dragon-slayer he, but a peop...

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