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Monday, 30 January 1995

  • LEADING ARTICLE:Too soon for accolades
    Tuesday, 31 January 1995

    But just now, exaggerated and as yet unwarranted praise is being heaped upon Gerry Adams. And it concerns me that so much of this praise is emanating from unexpected quarters, people who should understand better than they apparently do that their rem...

  • LEADING ARTICLE:When children should be special
    Tuesday, 31 January 1995

    But it is an impossible task. One disruptive child is sent to a nearby room to cool off. There is no time or opportunity for the teacher to discover why another pupil refuses to speak. Nor has he or she had the chance to extend and enrich the educati...

  • letters to the editor:Why Europe must be united
    Tuesday, 31 January 1995

    It was not by chance that a united Europe was held to be the answer. By this was meant not primarily a free trade area, nor a romantic ideal, but a practical way of dealing with conflicts between states within a framework of mutually agreed law and e...

  • letters to the editor:A Yalie's stance on nude photographs
    Tuesday, 31 January 1995

    Early in the autumn of my freshman year, together with all the rest of my classmates, I had to present myself at the massive Payne Whitney gymnasium, for a series of "fitness tests", to determine what form of obligatory athletic activity I would purs...

  • letters to the editor:Ty Cobb: best player, worst human
    Tuesday, 31 January 1995

    This tells me more about Generation Y than all your articles this week. Yours faithfully, DONALD JONES Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

  • letters to the editor:The real cost of community care
    Tuesday, 31 January 1995

    While these improvements will allow for better community care services, no money has been taken from our community care budget to provide for them. Yours sincerely, DERYK MEAD Director of Social Services Gloucestershire County Council Gloucester 20 J...

  • LEADING ARTICLE:Let's boogie on the South Bank
    Tuesday, 31 January 1995

    And we watch. The Royal Ballet is atthe peak of its form with genuine stars like Sylvie Guillem, Irek Mukhamedov and Darcey Bussell packing the house. Other classical companies such as the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the English National Ballet have ...

  • letters to the editor:Animal rights and human responsibilities
    Tuesday, 31 January 1995

    Those who care about the welfare of animals do not need to apologise to those who accuse them of not caring enough about human beings. Posterity will judge this issue and our great grandchildren will draw their own conclusions. Yours faithfully, SILV...

  • disputation:Making a crisis out of a tunnel
    Tuesday, 31 January 1995

    They should all know better. Privately they probably do. But to the public, security has become like motherhood and apple pie - apparently you can never have enough of it. Hold on though - why should security be so much more important on the trains g...

  • Penknife with all mod cons attached
    Tuesday, 31 January 1995

    "Listen, my friend," says Per Rippendal. "You must start somewhere. We thought: why not start with the image. We looked at all the armies in Europe and how they had an image. The French image is of a legionary dying of thirst in the desert. The Itali...

  • letters to the editor:Stock Exchange and the pay debate
    Tuesday, 31 January 1995

    As custodians of the governance issues within companies, company secretaries are of the view that the IoD's framework for remuneration committees is already being applied in most responsible companies, but fear that companies cannot be expected to co...

  • letters to the editor:Talking about my generation
    Tuesday, 31 January 1995

    The report was quite to the point in describing the en vogue interest in "Issueism" and that it is integral in the attitude of the generation; not because the feeling is that such topics are more important than the standard parliamentary agenda (ie, ...

  • Why Europhobes get all the best headlines
    Tuesday, 31 January 1995

    Why is this? Partly, it is simple journalism. The Positive Europeans are poor propagandists. Because they still have the whip and don't threaten to bring down the Government at regular intervals, they lack the political sex appeal of their enemies. B...

  • Fugitives from the book police
    Tuesday, 31 January 1995

    This might be taken for a merely American extremity, were it not for this weekend's news that a book commissioned by the Oxford University Press from the right-wing historian and former Sun columnist John Vincent has been rejected by the firm after t...

  • letters to the editor:Ty Cobb: best player, worst human
    Tuesday, 31 January 1995

    Considered by many to be baseball's best-ever player and worst-ever human being, Cobb often went into the stands after hecklers. Once he went many rows up to beat a man to a pulp before discovering his antagonist was missing most of the fingers on hi...

  • letters to the editor:Ty Cobb: best player, worst human
    Tuesday, 31 January 1995

    Yours faithfully, NEIL FRANKLIN London, S13 27 January

  • letters to the editor:Animal rights and human responsibilities
    Tuesday, 31 January 1995

    Non-human animals can also have rights conferred on them by Parliament, although more obliquely. Horses have the right not to be exported for slaughter, endangered species are preserved and there is a great deal of legislation which, however inadequa...

  • PROPOSITIONS:Why we must bark back at this beast
    Monday, 30 January 1995

    In the immediate post-war years, Britain helped to establish the ECHR, and the decision to join was one of the first actions of Churchill's 1951 government. The advantages then seemed obvious. To rebuild the defences of civilisation against barbarism...

  • Cometh the hour, cometh the brute
    Monday, 30 January 1995

    A man kills a large number of men, women and children, but these victims are the enemy and, besides, they are gooks and Communists, and the man in question was serving his country and under orders. This is Vietnam, this is My Lai, this propels the so...

  • Watching and waiting for Deng
    Monday, 30 January 1995

    The first date marked the start of Deng's illustrious revolutionary career; the second marked his official retirement that afternoon from the last of his political positions. As for Eternity, sinologists are now pencilling it into their diaries for s...

  • Ha, says my wife, the yolk's on Eric
    Monday, 30 January 1995

    The reason is that she thinks people take sport too seriously. I cannot remember her ever asking after the result of any match or tournament, let alone watching it. She thinks it all a waste of time. But she also has a sense of humour. So whenever so...

  • Beyond the lure of off-the-shelf ethics
    Monday, 30 January 1995

    In some parts of the world, anxieties of this kind tend to push people into reaction: to cling to nationalism or racism, and to search for scapegoats. In the Western world insecurity seems to be having a rather more benign effect, promoting an intens...

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