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Category - Tuesday review

Never again?

Forty-nine. That’s the number of Syrian deaths not for every word, but every letter, in this column. (The preceding sentence represents 3,577 lives) Twenty years ago, the world watched the Rwandan genocide and said:...

The 12 per cent strategy

It seems almost impossible now to believe that Arsenal were top of the league on New Year’s Day. Now, instead of standing on the brink of their first championship since 2004, they are back where everyone expected them...

What Tony Benn got right

My grandfather died two years ago this week. He was one of my heroes, but I have got to be honest: he was a career doctor. From his late teenage years and throughout his time at university, everything he did – even his...

Diagnosis done. Time for a cure

The good news: it was a speech Tony Blair could easily have given. The semi-approving invocation of Margaret Thatcher, the silence where Labour’s past ought to be, the promise to break down old institutions and reorient...

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