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  • Leading article: A victory that only extends the agony of the Democrats
    Thursday, 24 April 2008

    The real-life script unfolded differently. Mrs Clinton prevailed with the double-digit advantage she needed. As in New Hampshire and then in Texas, the result defied forecasts that her rival was snapping at her heels. Mr Obama will have to be patient...

  • 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...

  • Letters: Deportations
    Thursday, 24 April 2008

    I have now met nine detainees who have been severely injured on attempted removal. Their removals had failed, otherwise I would not have met them in the detention centres by Heathrow, Harmondsworth and Colnbrook. I am a doctor and I go in to assess t...

  • Leading article: A lesson in selfishness
    Thursday, 24 April 2008

    At the centre of this stand-off is pay. The National Union of Teachers feels that the Government's offer of a 2.45 per cent pay increase this year, to be followed by a 2.3 per cent rise in 2009 and 2010, is too low. On the other side, ministers are r...

  • Steve Connor: Money is not the answer to this problem
    Thursday, 24 April 2008

    The failure of the Merck clinical trial of the most promising HIV vaccine at the end of last year is widely seen as a major setback, and many Aids scientists now believe that a radical change in the direction of research is now needed. This is not ju...

  • 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...

  • Leading article: What a brick...
    Thursday, 24 April 2008

    His name is Guy Ritchie.The British director has used an interview promoting his new film to point out how expensive housing in London has become: "House prices don't go down, they just go up. And the natives of England are sort of being left behind,...

  • 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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