Imagine democracy had just been invented. Would the UK government decide to set up 50,000 polling stations on Thursday 7 May?
A rare experiment in public ownership has come to an end.Â Supporters say that Directly Operated Railways, a state-run body, rescued the East Coast main line after the collapse in 2009 of National Express's franchise.
Thabo Mbeki the enigma has become a clichÃ©. But so far there have been few attempts to fathom the man who in 1999 was given the impossible task of replacing Nelson Mandela.