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Friday, 2 May 2008

  • Leading article: Mr Brown faces an uphill struggle as he surveys this new landscape
    Saturday, 3 May 2008

    With defeat in Reading went Labour's control of its last large authority in the south of England. With Redditch and Southampton lost, key members of the Cabinet looked in danger at the next general election. The party's performance in Wales was almos...

  • John Curtice: Tories are finally banishing ghost of Black Wednesday
    Saturday, 3 May 2008

    Labour was defending what had hitherto been its worst local election performance for at least 40 years. Yet it still suffered heavy losses. By the time the last results were being declared yesterday afternoon, it found itself with over 300 fewer coun...

  • Leading article: In search of some wind in their sails
    Friday, 2 May 2008

    This is not merely bad news for investors. The sale threatens to derail Britain's entire renewable energy strategy. The Government has signed up to the European Union-wide target of generating 20 per cent of our energy from renewable sources by the e...

  • Letters: Organic farming
    Friday, 2 May 2008

    For some time the apparent "killer question" to organic farmers, researchers and evangelists has been: can organic farming feed the world? The other key element of the new order of food production is the shrinking availability and rocketing price of ...

  • Leading article: Russia is acting like a colonial bully
    Friday, 2 May 2008

    Russia has now upped the ante, announcing that it intends to increase the troop contingent it keeps in Abkhazia under a 15-year-old agreement. It said the move was a response to Abkhaz fears that Georgia planned to reintegrate the region by force. Tw...

  • Nigel Morris: A result that puts Cameron on course for Downing Street
    Friday, 2 May 2008

    The party was picking up about 44 per cent support yesterday, enough to produce a comfortable overall Conservative majority at the next election. During the turmoil of John Major's Premiership in the mid-1990s, the Tories slumped to about a quarter o...

  • Leading article: Costs, benefits, and the right to know
    Friday, 2 May 2008

    That said, the appeal court victory for the licence-holder of the Alzheimer's drug, Aricept, is a useful warning shot across its bows. The judges found that the process by which Nice decided to restrict NHS funding for Aricept to moderate sufferers w...

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