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  • Leading article: Just don't go there
    Monday, 9 June 2008

    After Copenhagen comes Munich,and then Tokyo, whereas London figures nowhere on the list. Cue for a small stampede by style conscious Britons to try out the lifestyle in these near-perfect urban environments, you might imagine. After all, in a netted...

  • Leading Article: Yes. We. Can.
    Sunday, 8 June 2008

    Even that, though, was not the real story. In reality, the Clinton campaign since March has been primarily one for the vice-presidential nomination. That campaign for second place has been, if anything, more forlorn than her attempt at the first priz...

  • James Delingpole: Dave's centrist hair is no electoral stunt. It's vanity
    Sunday, 8 June 2008

    "Dave," said Steve. "New Labour's toast. You're a defo for next PM. The only thing that can stop you now is if you come over too triumphalist and do a Neil Kinnock. You've just got to keep banging on with that same mind-numbingly tedious message abou...

  • Sarah Churchwell: His skin colour won't stop Obama. The colour of his politics might...
    Sunday, 8 June 2008

    But only two of these possibilities have been acknowledged, as simple binary oppositions with an implied causation. If he is elected, America is ready; if he is not elected, America is not ready. But what happens if he is elected and we're not ready?...

  • Noises off: This is a celebration – so cut the whining and just read the books
    Sunday, 8 June 2008

    On Tuesday, in a sell-out event in the Blue Room at the Royal Festival Hall, the three debut novelists up for the Orange Broadband Award for New Writers talked about writing, reading, getting started and a whole lot more besides. Finally, on Wednesda...

  • Ed Balls: We will make a happy childhood a reality for all
    Sunday, 8 June 2008

    And despite the rhetoric of doomed youth, the vast majority of young people do enjoy their childhood. A recent survey shows that 90 per cent of young people agreed that England is a good country to grow up in, compared to 74 per cent of parents and 7...

  • Michael Williams: Readers' editor
    Sunday, 8 June 2008

    But there's one "ism" which I reckon more than justifies its place in the lexicon. Ageism is the last socially acceptable prejudice in our society – and it is rampant. Reader Rose Frain is very cross about an article in 'The Independent' last Thursda...

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