VW bids farewell to a ferocious patriarch

Ferdinand Piëch represented the best and worst of German carmaker

UK housing debate conducted in bad faith

Britain can build many more houses and remain green and pleasant

Scottish nationalists need tougher audit

Scottish National party has a mixed record in government

US should back Japan but not at any price

The aim must be to draw China into the world not to shut it out

Election promises that fail to convince

If they want fiscal credibility, the Tories must show their workings

Turks and Armenians in shadow of genocide

An honest reckoning with its history will help Turkey move on

The EU makes a mess of bioengineered food

Brussels’ plans for a GMO opt-out damages transatlantic trade talks

America’s wobbly economic leadership

Closing the US Export-Import Bank would be a self-inflicted wound

Hounslow not origin of havoc in New York

Blaming a solitary trader for the 2010 ‘flash crash’ is disingenuous

The hour of Europe on Mediterranean crisis

EU summit must forge a robust response on refugee flows

Vestager takes a tough stance on Gazprom

EU is right to start formal proceedings against the Russian group

UK weak productivity needs bold response

Capital and labour are already deregulated, now is the time for land

Sturgeon presents her wish list to Labour

The SNP wants to eat its cake and have it too, courtesy of Ed Miliband

Finland changes guard, not direction

The nation’s people simply want a government that gets things done

Westminster minority not ideal but workable

Political uncertainty is troubling but it need not spell chaos

Misbehaving banks must have day in court

Elizabeth Warren is right to call out deferred prosecution agreements

To ignore secular stagnation is a mistake

Seizing advantage of rock-bottom interest rates is the best way to raise them

Diplomatic test for Vatican on gay rights

Reputation of Pope Francis will be harmed if French envoy is blocked

Farage’s challenge to mainstream Britain

Main parties have not confronted Ukip effectively on immigration

Wanted: a new leader with purpose at OECD

The organisation needs to expand its membership and its mission

The shame of Europe over migrant boat people

The bloc needs to fund a proper rescue mission in the Mediterranean

Brussels finally takes on Google in an open fight

Commission is right to bring antitrust charges to settle search case

David Cameron launches the Conservative manifesto in Swindon on Tuesday
©David Cameron

Tories should not throw away trump card

Too many uncosted pledges will fritter away economic credibility

Modi must tame the tax system in India

Capricious corporate taxation risks holding back the quest for growth

Miliband’s belated vow to do his fiscal homework

Labour struggles to don the Tories’ frayed mantle of financial rigour

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