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  • Leading article: After this vote, Europe has little choice but to put its house in order
    Saturday, 14 June 2008

    The result is that Brussels often resembles a self-interested conspiracy of arrogant elites. The fact that the Lisbon Treaty, the platform on which the EU is hoping to build its institutional future, began its life as an overblown vanity project for ...

  • Leading article: Another weekend, another festival...
    Saturday, 14 June 2008

    Glastonbury, the biggest and most revered of them all, which begins in two weeks' time, has still not sold all its tickets. What makes this remarkable is that the festival has been hugely oversubscribed in recent years, with applicants forced to jump...

  • Katherine Butler: How my mother revealed the depth of EU's trouble
    Saturday, 14 June 2008

    If the doubts had reached a pro-European citizen such as her then this treaty, and perhaps the European ideal, was doomed. She hadn't bought into the warnings that Lisbon would make abortion freely available on every street corner or that José Manuel...

  • Helena Kennedy: Why I support this passionate politician
    Saturday, 14 June 2008

    I suspect that, like me, Davis has watched the steady erosion of the freedoms we had taken for granted and wonders where it will all end. He probably also regrets that the debate had descended into complicated impenetrable layers of process, masquera...

  • Tony Blair: As the world becomes smaller, the need to understand each other's faith grows
    Saturday, 14 June 2008

    The fact is, however much some people may dislike it, that faith still matters to billions of people around the world. Even in the West, which in many places now has only a tenuous connection with its religious traditions, millions of people still be...

  • Letters: Environmental disaster
    Saturday, 14 June 2008

    The former shows no less than environmental collapse across a whole continent, while the latter documents a global mass extinction that is already taking huge bites out of the richness of our planet's species. This news from the world is very bad. We...

  • The Weasel: Bitter memories
    Saturday, 14 June 2008

    "Uplifting, very uplifting," replied Fergus, when I asked for his opinion of this acerbic grog. "I find it very efficacious." Such is his zeal for the stuff that Fergus once visited the production plant in Milan. When I showed interest, he expressed ...

  • Leading article: A stand for liberty
    Saturday, 14 June 2008

    It doesn't mean that the prisoners will be released immediately or that current military trials will be stopped. The administration will do everything in its power to delay the effects. But the ruling is clear and dramatic in its implications. "Liber...

  • Hugh Pennington: This is shocking – diners should be worried
    Saturday, 14 June 2008

    But paradoxically, the system adopted worldwide to deliver it – hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) – came from the space programme. It was developed by Nasa because the trouble caused by poor food safety in zero gravity was too awful...

  • Leading Article: Laudable principle, reckless egotism
    Friday, 13 June 2008

    Mr Davis's criticisms of the growth of CCTV surveillance, the DNA database and the Government's plans to set up a national ID card scheme are all absolutely justified. So is his disgust at the Government's extension of the permitted period of detenti...

  • Leading Article: How to unnerve Mr Ahmadinejad
    Friday, 13 June 2008

    The outgoing US President has been clear enough, at least in the past. He has repeatedly spoken of launching a military strike against the presumed nuclear facilities. He reiterated the idea this week on his farewell tour of Europe. In Germany, the C...

  • Ellie Levenson: Such cheap snobbery about Wayne's wedding
    Friday, 13 June 2008

    But despite being convinced that my own nuptials are in the best possible taste, as opposed to all the other weddings that are far less classy than my own, I'm not going to join in the snobbery when it comes to Wayne and Coleen. For why shouldn't the...

  • Michael Brown: David Davis is one of my best friends, but his sole character flaw has got the better of him
    Friday, 13 June 2008

    David Davis is one of my closest friends and certainly the Member of Parliament I know best. He was my constituency neighbour between 1987 and 1997. Whenever I have been in trouble, he has always been there for me and would bail me out of any hole I ...

  • Chris Schuler: btw
    Saturday, 14 June 2008

    * Talking of public resources, just up the road from Harman Hall, firefighters were called out to rescue a kitten that had lodged itself on the engine of a parked car. The six-week-old ginger tabby had just been to the vet for its jabs when it made a...

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Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

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