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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

  • Leading article: The referendum campaign on voting reform has begun. Does it matter?
    Wednesday, 30 March 2011

    So why should we care about whether or not our ballot papers allow us to list candidates in order of preference at general elections? Is this not irrelevant to people's real lives, a preoccupation of political anoraks? Apathy is an understandable rea...

  • Leading article: Many vexed questions still remain for the international coalition
    Thursday, 31 March 2011

    So it was useful to hear from the Foreign Secretary yesterday that members of the international coalition enforcing the two UN Security Council resolutions on Libya were already giving thought to what happens when the fighting ends. The difficulty, h...

  • Leading article: The Obama doctrine comes into focus
    Wednesday, 30 March 2011

    Americans are extremely lukewarm about the involvement in Libya. A vociferous minority criticises Mr Obama for not stepping up the war, to get rid of Colonel Gaddafi as soon as possible. A majority is above all fearful of a repeat of Iraq, but for th...

  • Letters: Perspectives on nuclear disaster
    Thursday, 31 March 2011

    Locked into a perilous embrace It has been said that the Japanese economy is likely to shrink by 10 per cent. The Japanese are not just facing a triple calamity (earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown) but now have a fourth blow: their economy ...

  • Leading article: Britain has no grounds for complacency
    Thursday, 31 March 2011

    We tend to assume that Britain has Scandinavian levels of propriety when it come to business. Mr Clarke said yesterday that the new law reflects the UK's "leading role" in the fight against bribery. But our recent history is not, in fact, so glorious...

  • Ian Burrell: This is like removing a hostage from a danger zone
    Thursday, 31 March 2011

    At the age of 38, James has been given the title of deputy chief executive officer, chairman and CEO, International, of News Corp, which effectively means that he will be the third most important figure in the organisation. James's promotion reflects...

  • Natalie Haynes: A crime against Christie
    Thursday, 31 March 2011

    But one of my deal-breakers, one of the few things I can't negotiate if we are to be friends, is that you must fully and entirely believe that Joan Hickson was the best of all Miss Marples. It's OK if you've never read or watched a Marple, obviously ...

  • Letters: Cuts march
    Wednesday, 30 March 2011

    YouGov asked a sample twice as big as that used by ICM to ask: "Generally speaking, do you support or oppose the aim of the march to campaign against public-sector spending cuts?" More than half the sample (52 per cent) said they support our aims, wh...

  • Leading article: Our cultural fabric must be preserved
    Wednesday, 30 March 2011

    Arts campaigners tend to stress the economic and social contribution that culture makes to society. But both the arts and the Arts Council would do well to note the words of Sir Richard Eyre, the former head of the National Theatre, who said at a pub...

  • Lance Price: Mogul's hidden hand keeps its grip on power
    Wednesday, 30 March 2011

    The visit was unannounced and No 10 declined to give details of what had been discussed. The regime may have changed but the mystery of how Murdoch exercised influence continued. After working for Tony Blair in the late 90s, I wrote that Murdoch was ...

  • Leading article: Political marriage
    Thursday, 31 March 2011

    Mr Miliband says it was "the right time" to tie the knot, pointing out that "at the end of the day we're in our 40s and we've got two kids". But it is hard to avoid the conclusion that, were it not for Mr Miliband's election as leader of the Labour P...

  • Deborah Ross: Embarrassing bodies must be hard work
    Thursday, 31 March 2011

    You may think that Dr Christian is fine, if not more than fine. He is a dish. He is posh. He handles himself well. He did not, for example, scream: "F*** ME!" and run from the room when that woman with the prolapsed rectum pushed it out through her a...

  • Paddy Regan: Radiation levels are not as frightening as they sound
    Thursday, 31 March 2011

    Yesterday it was reported that radioactive iodine in the water near the plant had spiked to 3,555 times the legal limit. On Sunday, a report emerged – later to be withdrawn – that radiation reads had spiked at 10 million times the normal level. To th...

  • John Rentoul: The Interrogative Mood
    Wednesday, 30 March 2011

  • Leading article: Commercial breakdown
    Wednesday, 30 March 2011

    The show's producers were reported to have pushed for more product placement in each episode and shorter running times to allow longer advertising breaks. But the creator of Mad Men, Matthew Weiner, was said to have resisted their demands on the grou...

  • Talbot Church: The marketing of 'Princess Ordinary'
    Wednesday, 30 March 2011

    International news coverage of Kate Middleton's nutrition choices have caused great satisfaction at the leading advertising agency that has been advising the Royal Family on the branding of the princess-to-be. "Research shows that the first six month...

  • Kerry Brown: Arab unrest has reminded Beijing of need for vigilance
    Wednesday, 30 March 2011

    On the surface, this is all the more perplexing when China's economy is so strong, and it seems to have every reason to be confident and secure. It has emerged from the global economic crisis that began in 2007 with its authority enhanced, and its po...

  • Guy Adams: Technophobes will make heavy weather of using it
    Wednesday, 30 March 2011

    The Cloud Player promises to solve this problem, by usurping the computer’s role in storing your music. Your songs become a bit like the contents of a Facebook or Hotmail account: accessible from anywhere you can find the internet. If your laptop is ...

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