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  • Leading article: Cameron still has much to do
    Sunday, 28 September 2008

    He has even made a start at convincing us that his core values have changed from the old-school Toryism of his upbringing and the brittle Thatcherism of his youth. He has made a reasonable fist of arguing that, as the author of the 2005 Conservative ...

  • Jesse Norman: Labour's claim to fairness is flawed
    Sunday, 28 September 2008

    The truth is that Labour's credentials on fairness are far worse than they would like us to believe. The UK now has the greatest gap in life expectancy between rich and poor of any developed country. According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the...

  • Leading article: A sensible drugs policy
    Saturday, 27 September 2008

    The incoming head of the ACMD, Professor David Nutt, has pointed out that ecstasy is less harmful than cocaine or heroin, which would support the case for reclassification. But senior police officers have written to the council warning that ecstasy s...

  • Ivan Fallon: Mbeki did not deserve his fate
    Saturday, 27 September 2008

    It didn't have to be this way, and it is a great shame that it was. It was a harsh, ungracious and unnecessary way to deal with an essentially decent and proud man, who had done a lot for his country and for southern Africa. And it says a lot for Mbe...

  • Cole Moreton: These Limeys may be too slimy for the States
    Sunday, 28 September 2008

    Shoulder to shoulder? Like a man startled by his neighbour at the urinal in a Little Britain gag, America is staring down at us and saying, "Oh my God! Is that for real?" Matt Lucas and David Walliams have not, it is fair to say, taken a subtle appro...

  • The Weasel: Hymns to the joyful
    Saturday, 27 September 2008

    However, nine pages on, we were given more details. Among the 160 hymns and hallelujahs on Goodbye Babylon were "songs by a reformed axe murderer, a Pentecostal jug band and a teetotalling street preacher" ("You snuff dippers, tobacco chewers,/ When ...

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Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

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These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

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Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

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Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam