Letters: In Brief
Friday 13 November 1998
Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Sir: So George Robertson, the Defence Secretary, believes that "What people do in their private lives, as long as it doesn't affect others, is a matter for them" ("Brown's gay? So what?", 9 November). Oh yeah? What about the gay forces personnel driven from their careers, solely to indulge the hang-ups of homophobes they had to serve with or under?
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sir: Whoever thought up 1 January 2000 for celebration, a year early, of the millennium was not so daft after all ("Pubs offered licence to party like it's 1999", 10 November). With boozing unlimited and everyone pie-eyed, no one will notice, perhaps for weeks, that the computers have failed and everything has stopped. No riots, nothing but a big, contented purr.
Budleigh Salterton, Devon
To mark Tolstoy's 186th birthdaybooks
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Amy Winehouse statue unveiled in Camden
- 2 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 3 George Galloway on Scottish independence: The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
- 4 Headaches, fry ups, and hair of the dog - why do we get hangovers, and is there such thing as a 'cure'?
- 5 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
George Galloway on Scottish independence: The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained in Los Angeles after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Scottish independence: Britain faces 'constitutional crisis' at next election
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly