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  • Leading article: Only a quick resolution of this crisis can save Brown
    Monday, 26 May 2008

    Obviously, the most pressing question is whether to stick with Gordon Brown as Prime Minister or choose a successor. This is has been the main issue since Crewe. But it is also a far more complex question than it seems. On the surface, it might appea...

  • Leading article: They think it's all over. It isn't yet
    Sunday, 25 May 2008

    Of course, it was a bad result for the Government. Partly, that was the product of a bad Labour campaign, which hypocritically tried to portray the Conservative candidate as a toff while its candidate tried to embody the hereditary principle in the H...

  • Leading article: Lessons for Mbeki
    Monday, 26 May 2008

    It lies in the fact that Thabo Mbeki's government has bent over backwards to remain onside with the Mugabe regime in Harare, downplaying its criminal folly and blunting initiatives to rid Zimbabwe of its dictator. South Africa is now suffering the co...

  • D J Taylor: The middle classes are in charge. Woe betide anyone who doubts it
    Sunday, 25 May 2008

    How choc-a-bloc they stand To show the middle classes Still have the upper hand... The Crewe and Nantwich by-election offered a relatively unusual spectacle in British politics: the sight of a defending party turning its guns on the wrong...

  • Letters: Act of Settlement
    Monday, 26 May 2008

    The truth is that Ms Kelly's conversion to Anglicanism seems to have more to do with her own religious ambivalence. She is reported to have said that, in her eyes, Catholicism and Anglicanism are the same religion, thus implying that she has made the...

  • Leading article: Cruelly discarded
    Monday, 26 May 2008

    If events at Chelsea Football Club over the weekend are anything to go by, those days are gone. Avram Grant's reward for coaching his team to within a John Terry slip of pipping Manchester United to the European Cup, and pushing them all the way in t...

  • James Delingpole: My garden is a riot of neuroses and paranoia
    Sunday, 25 May 2008

    It's not that I'm particularly squeamish about killing the things, because actually I quite enjoy the satisfying crunch of shell against mucual grey body. Rather, I chuck them over your wall as a punishment for having such a rubbish garden. I hate yo...

  • Matthew Bell: The IoS diary
    Sunday, 25 May 2008

    Zadie Smith set the bar unimaginably high for thrusting young novelists when she landed a £250,000 advance for her first book aged 19. But it seems it wasn't just her precocious prose-writing talent that landed her that first contract. Her agent, ...

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