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Tuesday, 31 January 1995

  • LETTERS : Elusive secrets of a successful society
    Wednesday, 1 February 1995

    Mr Colchester criticises this on the grounds that the UN Human Development Index "correlates crudely but clearly with GDP per head". But this correlation might just as well be used in support of the position taken by the authors of the LTN Human Deve...

  • LETTERS : Remembering the Holocaust is not enough
    Wednesday, 1 February 1995

    Primo Levi wrote of the day when he, an inmate of Auschwitz, heard that the Allies were advancing and that an end to the Nazi Holocaust might be in sight. Fifty years ago there was a purpose in the world to stand up to such evil. This week we have be...

  • LETTERS : Remembering the Holocaust is not enough
    Wednesday, 1 February 1995

    During last week's commemorative services for the millions who died during the Nazi Holocaust, we heard the words "never again" repeated many times. These important words become hollow when we realise that in 50 years we have not learnt any lessons f...

  • LETTERS : Lockerbie families turn to EU
    Wednesday, 1 February 1995

    We believe that the limited inquiries that have taken place have left unanswered a whole series of vital questions. Why did the intelligence services fail to prevent the bombing despite constant surveillance of terrorist groups? Why were specific war...

  • LETTERS : Myths encourage friction among blacks
    Wednesday, 1 February 1995

    Instead of asking what the British government is prepared to do to rectify the inequalities that result in six out of 10 black men (aged between 16 and 25) being unemployed, the article refers to their "lackadaisical attitude" and that they are "too ...

  • LETTERS :
    Wednesday, 1 February 1995

    Yet, over a generation ago, the potentially explosive dispute between Austria and Italy over the alleged mistreatment of the German-speaking population of the Alto Adige/Sudtirol was peacefully settled by patient negotiation, notwithstanding that one...

  • LETTERS : Union's role in Clause IV debate
    Wednesday, 1 February 1995

    Second, the use of anonymous sources - "it is understood" - to claim that I have entered into secret undertakings with Tony Blair's office in respect of Clause IV is damaging and disturbing. Whatever view we take in the debate, the Labour leader and ...

  • LETTERS : Diplomacy and negotiation win the day
    Wednesday, 1 February 1995

    It is odd that the British once had a reputation for diplomatic subtlety. Going into the 1996 Inter-Governmental Conference with a declared policy of vetoing every proposal that has constitutional significance is hardly a good preparation for bargain...

  • LETTERS : `Private meeting' in the Commons
    Wednesday, 1 February 1995

    The "private annual meeting" to which you refer was held in November, and was open to all the members and various officials. The membership is counted in hundreds, and the executive numbers 11. The issue of "private work" was among several matters ra...

  • LETTERS : Myths encourage friction among blacks
    Wednesday, 1 February 1995

    Finally, what happened to contraception? Who says Baby Mothers have to be Baby Mothers? My impression of the young Nineties woman is one of independence, strength and choice. Long may it remain that way. Yours sincerely, Tunde Jinadu London, NW1 30 J...

  • Stuck on the slow track to Europe
    Wednesday, 1 February 1995

    The same principle underlay French transport planning for many years. As a result, autoroutes were built with minimal planning delay and high-speed TGV tracks were driven across open countryside. Generous compensation payments eased the way, and Fran...

  • Coming to terms with Euro lingo
    Wednesday, 1 February 1995

    The important thing for many Europeople is to jump aboard the Eurogravy train. It is easy nowadays for anyone to get a grant from Brussels to set oneself up as a Euroquango with a Eurohandle and operate as a Eurolobby. Only the other day, I applied t...

  • PROPOSITIONS : A party to last a thousand years
    Wednesday, 1 February 1995

    The National Lottery has obviously "hit the spot"; and one of the results seems likely to be unprecedented funding for projects to mark the millenarian watershed five years hence. A great many millennium-related projects, large and small, are already...

  • Beyond the newsreel's monochrome morality
    Wednesday, 1 February 1995

    Relatively few British people fought in the Second World War. Yet part of the British Isles was under German rule for six years - an embarrassing footnote to British history. In a week when wecontemplate the horror of Auschwitz, in a year when we cel...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Yours faithfully, NEIL FRANKLIN London, S13 27 January

  • 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...

  • 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: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: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: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...

  • 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: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...

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