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Tuesday, 17 January 1995

  • LETTERS: Arts partnerships between big and small
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    Neither the English National Opera, nor, as far as I know, the Royal Shakespeare Company or the Royal National Theatre, ever pay five-figure sums for artists. Our average performance fee for conductors and solo singers is in the region of £1,800. Nor...

  • LETTERS: Arts partnerships between big and small
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    Ironically, in order to sell the best art I can produce, I have to adjust my prices to the market and while I am a successful artist with a widening reputation, in the end I have to settle for a wage well below average. Like many other artists, enjoy...

  • BOOK REVIEW: Portrait of a most superior person
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    Driving along the South African coast one morning in 1909, Lord Curzon was saluted, not just by the predictable cheering crowd, but by a whale, swimming close to the shore, that blew off a magnificent waterspout. Enchanted by this cetacean homage, th...

  • LEADING ARTICLE: Pity the poor home-owner
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    This is the message that Peter Lilley, Secretary of State for Social Security, gave the building societies yesterday. Mortgage lenders are naturally worried by the changes, which mean that from October new borrowers can expect help with paying their ...

  • LETTERS: Prisoners paid a pittance
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    This isn't true. I fought, I was a POW, and I worked on the infamous railway. I was only paid £46.50. Yours sincerely, GUY DE CRUZ London, SW16 16 January

  • LETTERS: The changing role of church leaders
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    It is inconceivable that a man like Mervyn Stockwood would be appointed a bishop in today's Church. Our bishops are hard-working and competent "men in grey suits". But management and leadership have become confused. Mervyn left management to others e...

  • Another late night in Downing Street
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    So it was the other night, when I dropped in at No 10 and found Mr Major, still in his shirt-sleeves, sitting at the cabinet table all by himself with thousands of bits of paper stacked in front of him. "Still trying to get the message across, John?"...

  • LETTERS: Science holds key to veal debate
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    Yours faithfully, HEATHER SHARP London, W11 16 January

  • Learning from Clinton, stealing from Thatcher
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    The phrase was supplied by Brown, but the thinking behind it was joint intellectual property, brought into focus by the Washington trip. One of the ways in which Clinton was "a different kind of Democrat" was that he was "tough on crime". In America,...

  • Balance sheet of a shop-free year
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    The shaming truth is that I broke my vow; the redeeming feature is that I kept it rigidly for eight months. As with all resolutions, the first few weeks are easy. Buoyed up by a sense of virtue, it is not hard to resist the blandishments of catalogue...

  • Time to jettison the Mental Health Act
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    This is the first time I can remember during my career when the key players in the mental health field all agree on the overall strategy. The problem is not the policy but its implementation, which is struggling woefully. Need for services may be fou...

  • How Confucius reads the Trib
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    This is the second lawsuit against the IHT in a matter of months; the first alleged that a reference to "dynastic politics" in another article implied that Brigadier-General Lee Hsien Loong was Singapore's deputy prime minister only because his fathe...

  • LETTERS: How to understand referendum issues
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    I was in Sweden during the recent campaign and referendum on joining the EU. The political debate was on a much higher and more serious level than we are used to in the UK and the people were anxious to make a wise choice. In spite of that, many inte...

  • LEADING ARTICLE: Santer comes to Strasbourg
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    To be fair to the whipless wonders, early press reports of Mr Santer's speech to the European Parliament gave credence to a paranoid interpretation of the incoming European Commission President's intentions. Mr Santer was variously described as rejec...

  • LETTERS:Proper services, not compulsory treatment
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    You state that Andrew Robinson could not be forced to take medication in the Edith Morgan Centre because compulsory treatment can be administered only in a hospital. Yet, we are told that the EMC is an acute psychiatric unit and that Mr Robinson was ...

  • Suddenly, a trembling ...
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    As the people of Japan's congested cities follow on television the mayhem and misery of Kobe, where more than 1,700 died and 6,000 were injured after Monday morning's quake, and ruminate on the fact that an even more calamitous earthquake has long be...

  • LETTERS: Why common sense and Qwerty prevail
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    If typebars carrying t-h-e or a-n-d had been next to each other, the bars would have clashed much more frequently. It is true that fresh keyboard layouts have been proposed which could be operated faster, but they could not be operated by touch typis...

  • LEADING ARTICLE: The naked truth about America
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    At the time, Sheldon reckoned his pictures would unlock the secret of American genetic development. And indeed they still hold the answer to many pertinent questions about the country's leading names: was George Bush ever young, for instance; or what...

  • LETTERS: Proper services, not compulsory treatment
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    The proposed solution - to introduce new powers of compulsory treatment in the community - is irrelevant to this case. It would mean forced treatment - for instance, holding someone down to inject them - in their own homes. The drugs being injected (...

  • LETTERS: Science holds key to veal debate
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    1. For maximum milk production, a cow must calve every year. 2. On average, dairy cows must be replaced every four years, hence one quarter of the calves born must be, say, Holstein females, while the remaining three quarters should be, say, Aberdeen...

  • LETTERS: Arts partnerships between big and small
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    Yours faithfully, JOANNE SHIPTON Erith, Kent 17 January

  • LETTERS: Arts partnerships between big and small
    Wednesday, 18 January 1995

    He is charging £267 for the grand tier, which, according to the period four booking brochure that I received today, has 124 seats, together with a similar price for 16 grand tier- level boxes, which each contain four seats. I make that 188, not 85, a...

  • LETTER : False memory claims: a dangerous diversion
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    You are over impressed by the pronouncements of the British Psychological Society because, like most critics of psychoanalysis, you are oblivious of developments in psychoanalytic thinking post Freud. Psychoanalytic psychotherapists have long been aw...

  • LETTER : False memory claims: a dangerous diversion
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    what the BMA is to doctors. Surely their comments are to be taken seriously? Is Ms Hunt pessimistic because so much attention is being focused on 550 families (1,000 individuals perhaps) who belong to the British False Memory Society and so little on...

  • LEADING ARTICLE : Care endangering the community
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    There were many problems about how Mr Robinson was treated. The NHS must take responsibility for these operational failures. But regardless of the mistakes made at this particular centre, Ms Robinson's death highlighted a major and widespread failing...

  • LEADING ARTICLE : Getting back on the rails
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    First, two good ones from Mawhinney. One, privatisation almost always works. It shakes up managements, ushers in commercial disciplines and attracts additional investment. The result usually means greater efficiency and benefits for the consumer in t...

  • LETTER : False memory claims: a dangerous diversion
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    From In the mid-1890s, in the words of a leading Freud historian, he "was guiltyof suggesting the possibility of incest" to patients he claimed to have been sexually abused in early childhood. Although he retracted most of these claims, it was not be...

  • LETTER : Our locum was Hastings Banda
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    My mother, fortunately much underwhelmed by his advice, took me to the local hospital, where two Polish doctors quickly diagnosed that I had, in fact, got cerebral malaria, which at the time was responsible for killing a large number of the children ...

  • LETTER : Council finds way to save Druridge Bay
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    There are in fact two areas given planning permission: one for an area of dunes and beach and the other for a smaller site known as Blakemoor Burn. The latter has no restrictions as to method of working and is where most of the 40,000 tonnes is extra...

  • LETTER : Andrew Lees was a local hero
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    However, Andrew would have been sorely troubled by some of your more recent reports. First, Richard Dowden largely couches the question of whether or not Rio Tinto Zinc should mine for titanium dioxide in Madagascar in terms of our consumer demand fo...

  • LETTER : Art at St Ives is all about experience
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    What is significant about the Tate St Ives is not the amount of detail revealed in the labelling, nor the academic structuring of their displays, but that throughout one has the excitement of feeling a part of an event, or series of events. The empha...

  • Tripped up by the whingeing Scots
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    Had this happened during an election campaign, it would have been a turning-point: if Labour hasn't been badly scared by the anti-Scottish Home Rule hysteria of the past week, it should have been. Here is a warning and, if the warning isn't taken ser...

  • LETTER : Worm's eye view
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    Yours faithfully, DIANE REEDER Fetcham, Surrey 12 January

  • When little brother took over
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    They first met in 1983, as Labour's two youngest MPs. Blair initially shared an office with another new MP, the Militant Dave Nellist, and quickly moved into a windowless room with Brown which they shared until Brown was elected to the Shadow Cabinet...

  • LEADING ARTICLE : Clouds over Felipe's reign in Spain
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    All the more reason, then, to regret Mr Gonzalez's handling of the crisis now building up around his government. Of course, he can hardly be blamed for the squalid financial scandals involving businessmen and bankers at the highest level that have re...

  • LETTER : Remember those still held in Iraq
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    And while we are thanking our international friends, we remember those who are still not free: the 625 men, women and children taken from Kuwait and still imprisoned by Saddam Hussein and the 17 million Iraqis who are captives of his cruel regime. Sa...

  • Great satirical admen never die, they just peter out
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    "There was nobody quite like him." "There were lots of people a bit like him, but nobody quite the same as him." "He said some amazingly funny things, none of which I can now remember." "I didn't know he was still alive ..." Yes, these were just some...

  • If children accuse, can there be justice?
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    The outcome of this case has made January 1995 a historic moment for British children; it has liberated a briefly buried wish in the adult community to accuse the accusers, children. This case began when the children of Victoria Avenue made allegatio...

  • BOOK REVIEW : Angry summer of an unhappy miner
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    He made a hero of Dai, the typical miner with his allegiance to chapel, union and Labour Party, and attacked capitalism for its exploitation of communities such as Rhymney, where he was born in 1905. Among the poet's many fans is Neil Kinnock, who ad...

  • Did this war have to happen? Nik Gowing examines whether the West can help prevent conflicts such as Chechny a
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    The new principle explicitly underpinned the declarations of 52 heads of state and government - including President Yeltsin - at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) summit in Budapest in early December, five days before Ru...

  • Yes, Bruce does give a XXXX for art
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    As a visitor to Australia as regularly as time and money have allowed, I am sorry that Mr Keating thinks Bruce manners need improving. For a start, Mr Keating is Prime Minister of the only country in the world which is generally best known for an ope...

  • LETTER : False memory claims: a dangerous diversion
    Tuesday, 17 January 1995

    "False memory" can all too easily be used as a get out. We know false allegations occur but they are uncommon. What is not at all uncommon are false denials. So why is there a knee-jerk reaction always to focus on the less frequent of the possibiliti...

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