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Vladimir Putin knows what he stands for. Do we?

19 April 2014

Possibly because his oratory is no match for his much-displayed pectoral muscles, the speeches of Vladimir Putin are seldom reported at length in the West. But as a means of… Read more

It's time to stop the omnishambles - and send Lynton Crosby to No. 10

12 April 2014

Yet again, the Conservative party has reminded us that it is quite capable of losing the next election. The events leading up to Maria Miller’s resignation are entirely consistent with… Read more

François Hollande's France is a preview of Ed Miliband's Britain. And it's terrifying

5 April 2014

François Hollande and Ed Miliband could be political blood brothers. Neither has held down a job outside politics for any serious length of time. Both have been political bag carriers,… Read more

Putin's aggression is the price of western weakness

29 March 2014

One cannot legislate for a quiet world. When a former Princeton University college professor was elected president of the United States, he joked before his inauguration that ‘it would be… Read more

Portrait of the week

Diary

Diary

Andrew Marr

19 April 2014

A week away in Crete: I’ve come for the archaeology and culture — little patches of… Read more

Jan Moir

12 April 2014

Sunday afternoon brings the bomb squad to South Kensington. From my third-floor window, I see… Read more

Nigel Farage

5 April 2014

What a week! I was thrilled to have a chance to confront Nick Clegg but… Read more

Letters

19 April 2014

When the wind blows Sir: Clare Oxford’s piece (‘Gone with the wind turbines’, 12 April)… Read more

12 April 2014

In loving memory Sir: When Clarissa Tan covered last year’s Good Funeral Awards, it quickly… Read more

5 April 2014

Chapter and verse on Islam Sir: Irshad Manji’s generally very sensible article on ‘Reclaiming Islam’… Read more

5 April 2014 Aus

Chapter and verse on Islam Sir: Irshad Manji’s generally very sensible article on ‘Reclaiming Islam’… Read more

Ancient and modern

A&M

MPs should be grateful not to be in ancient Athens

19 April 2014

If the continuing rows over the expenses and lifestyles of… Read more

Socrates on Maria Miller

12 April 2014

Our former culture secretary, Maria Miller, is still apparently baffled… Read more

Is David Cameron trying to imitate the Delphic Oracle?

5 April 2014

Nigel Farage rather missed a trick in his debate over… Read more