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Friday, 27 June 2008

  • Leading article: Tesco is a victim of its success – but it deserves some of the flak
    Saturday, 28 June 2008

    The problem is that the standard characterisation of Tesco as an "evil empire" of retail is too easy. In fact, Tesco's behaviour is not particularly unethical when compared with other large retailers. The difference is that it is bigger and more succ...

  • Leading article: A reminder of lost opportunities
    Saturday, 28 June 2008

    We are still far from entering a new age of peace and openness. The nuclear information North Korea has handed over did not include anything about its weapons. The US may no longer regard North Korea as a state sponsoring terrorism, but Mr Bush decli...

  • Letters: Henley election
    Saturday, 28 June 2008

    New Labour has no principles. As I was told by an election expert at a Labour-party activist meeting last year, "principles without power are worthless" – ie do and say any and everything to get votes, then do anything when in office to keep hold of ...

  • The Weasel: London’s larder
    Saturday, 28 June 2008

    Of course, I remember the spud lorries from Lincolnshire that would arrive early in the evenings, the nets of sprouts, the boxes of floppy lettuce, the proliferation of cafés where I took onboard a life-saving bacon roll in the mornings and the veget...

  • Leading article: Happy birthday from Henley
    Saturday, 28 June 2008

    It is not as though the turnout were so low as to suggest that only extreme loyalists and fanatics bestirred themselves to vote. Just over 50 per cent is creditable for a by-election in an eminently safe seat. This lamentable result suggests rather t...

  • Letters: Big Brother Britain
    Friday, 27 June 2008

    This is the branch that has managed my accounts for twenty years, opened saving accounts for all my children, including the son in New Zealand , set up trusts for the children on my husband's death and holds the deeds of my house. I visit the branch ...

  • Leading article: Uncivilised behaviour
    Friday, 27 June 2008

    The new Prime Minister has certainly wasted no time in pursuing this agenda. His government is preparing a Bill that will step up expulsions of illegal migrants. This crackdown has been preceded by police raids to tear down unauthorised gypsy settlem...

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