Friday, 20 June 2008
Leading article: Even amid the horror, an election is still the best way to oust this tyrantSaturday, 21 June 2008
The opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, is spending the weekend closeted with senior members of the Movement for Democratic Change, considering – not for the first time – whether to go on. While the prospects were always slim that the poll would be...
Leading article: The painful truthSaturday, 21 June 2008
These musings were seized upon by the Conservatives as an indication of how out of touch the Government is with the public's concerns. According to the Tory Treasury spokesman, Philip Hammond, Mr Harris "clearly lives on a different planet from ordin...
Anne Penketh: Iranians don't believe that military strikes are comingSaturday, 21 June 2008
To that end, they point out that Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa banning Iran from holding weapons of mass destruction. A senior Iranian official admitted to visiting journalists that his country is well aware that, "if we attack Israel wi...
Denis MacShane: Europe needs to speak with one voiceFriday, 20 June 2008
France's President Sarkozy is seeing his hopes of an exciting, delivery-focussed French presidency disappear in the mists and peat of Europe's western edge. He will shunt the Lisbon Treaty into a siding leaving over-excited Europhobes and Europhiles ...
Letters: GM cropsSaturday, 21 June 2008
Bush and the Republicans are desperately trying to retain the Midwest vote, not so that they win the next Presidential election (they know they have lost that) but to stop the Republicans being wiped off the political map. To retain that vote, they h...
Leading article: Blame gameSaturday, 21 June 2008
Peter Mandelson, European Trade Commissioner, formerly of the parish of Westminster, has no shortage of enemies. In his time, he has been accused of double-dealing, back-stabbing, bullying and dissembling. John Prescott once likened him to a crab. An...
Leading article: The end of independence?Friday, 20 June 2008
Some are picking up disturbing signals. The first of these was the announcement late on Wednesday evening of the premature departure of Sir John Gieve as deputy governor of the Bank of England. It was no secret that Downing Street had been unhappy wi...
Sarah Churchwell: No wonder plagiarism comes naturally to studentsFriday, 20 June 2008
There is actually nothing feeble about the existing monitoring procedures: in fact, they are so robust they are overpowering us. Like the NHS, higher education has a surfeit of managers, and a culture that emphasises results over processes. Focusing ...
Boris Johnson claims porn-obsessed Islamic jihadists are 'literally w*****s'
Warnings stepped up for travellers to Israel and Thailand
Qatar Airways buys 9.99% stake worth $1.7bn in BA owner IAG
Childhood obesity epidemic may be 'levelling out,' claims new study
Leaked photo shows US-Egyptian citizen on hunger strike bleeding as his health deteriorates
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