letters In Brief
Friday 14 May 1999
Mr I J KEMENY
Sir: A small correction regarding the article "Shooting fish in a barrel" (11 May): I never said my television show Weird Christmas was "a failure". I think I said that it was morally unjustifiable; but as morally unjustifiable shows go, I consider Weird Christmas a great success.
Sir: William Hague has now committed himself to tax incentives for marriage. If marriage is so good a state, why does he think that people need to be bribed with tax incentives to enter it? What sort of marriages does he believe such transactions will produce?
House of Lords
Sir: After reading Jack Straw's entertaining shimmying (You ask the questions, 12 May), I think I can characterise him in six words: "No dope smoked, cannot add up."
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 New Zealand 'the best country to work as a prostitute', says sex worker advocacy group
- 2 Purity balls: Girls in the US making virginity pledges as fathers vow to 'protect purity'
- 3 Mother 'will allow son's circumcision in return for release from prison'
- 4 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
- 5 Female Muay Thai champion hustles coaches to give them a beating
Eurovision 2015: Graham Norton returns with another cutting commentary - his best lines
Beyonce angers fans by pouring expensive champagne into hot tub in Nicki Minaj 'Feeling Myself' video
Eurovision 2015: The best moments from Australia's random entry to Lithuania's gay kiss
Eurovision 2015 winner: Sweden beats Russia and Italy to take the title from Conchita Wurst
Eurovision 2015: Estonia seemingly enters Louis Tomlinson from One Direction
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland