A European court has ruled that the McLibel Two should have received legal aid. But English libel law should be scrapped, not tweaked.
The election results reveal that many of those who do bother to vote are at least as alienated as those who don't.
Dominic Standish reports from Italy on why Europe failed to get Silvio Berlusconi's 'ironic joke'.
It's boring, illegitimate, technocratic, divisive and bland. Nobody's for it, nobody's against it, it's a retreat from politics and a retreat from economics. And it's a tricky one.