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Monday, 31 January 2011

  • Leading article: The naming game should be brought to an end
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

    Elements of the press have been sailing close to the wind for several years. But with their character assassination of Mr Jefferies they have tipped over into the ocean of irresponsibility. And now the backlash is coming. Anna Soubry, the Conservativ...

  • Leading article: The future of the Middle East is being decided in Cairo
    Monday, 31 January 2011

    The personnel changes announced by a desperate President on Saturday – the head of intelligence to become Vice-President and the former head of the Air Force to become Prime Minister – paved the way, along with the existing state of emergency, for th...

  • Leading article: Too soon to declare victory on heroin
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

    Before everyone congratulates each other and hails a battle half-won, however, it is important to look more closely at what these figures may and may not mean. Of course, it is a good thing if, as Soca claims, it has made strides in apprehending traf...

  • Leading article: Labour has a case to answer over Murdoch
    Monday, 31 January 2011

    We have also heard much from aggrieved parties: the hacked, or those who believe they may have been hacked. That list has latterly been augmented by a succession of individuals from the Labour Party. Scarcely had it been reported that Gordon Brown ha...

  • Tony Paterson: Is this the face of modern Germany
    Monday, 31 January 2011

    This is partly because the nation's foremost conservative leader chose recently to publicly dismiss Germany's post-war attempts to create a multicultural society as a "complete failure". Ms Merkel's outburst appears to have been prompted in turn by a...

  • Letters: Democracy and dictators
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

    In the Middle East, we are not on the side of right and freedom. We have supported the governments of Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, Jordan, the sheikhs of the Gulf, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against their people. We spout support for democracy now in Egyp...

  • Susie Rushton: All to play for in the Year of the Rabbit
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

    In China, that means little kids in pink bunny outfits and ubiquitous images of white rabbits, but also predictions by economic commentators that China's fortunes will continue to "leap" ahead. Rabbits are infiltrating politics. Last week, the Chines...

  • Leading article: Who are you?
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

    And now the European Union's Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market has ruled that the Dave media consultancy in Soho, central London, has the stronger claim to Davedom, mainly since it got there first. The Dave channel intends to fight on a...

  • The Welsh are rubbish (and other arguments)
    Monday, 31 January 2011

     

  • Letters: Egypt's future
    Monday, 31 January 2011

    If the people on the streets are successful in ousting President Mubarak, the confluence of several factors bodes well for the introduction of a genuinely progressive form of Arab democracy in Egypt. Despite having lived under emergency laws for 30 y...

  • Leading article: Miracle in the glen
    Monday, 31 January 2011

    But it was not only his mis-step that could have turned out so much worse. When they first saw him beneath three high craggy outcrops, the helicopter crew sent to rescue him assumed it must be the wrong man, and flew back to the summit. Had they not ...

  • John Rentoul: Counter-Baiting the Haters
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

  • Deborah Ross: There's a high price tag on the gift of beauty
    Tuesday, 1 February 2011

    The sales lady blinked at me blankly and then explained that if I bought three false-bottomed, false-sided skincare products for £987 I would receive a free garish make-up bag along with an eye-shadow containing, at most, a fingerprint of product. "A...

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