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Saturday, 25 November 1995

  • I awoke, and the world was a different place
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    "Did you see it?" people asked excitedly on Tuesday morning, obviously forgetting that I don't have the necessary equipment. A friend went on another programme while the broadcast was happening to give the feminist reaction; psychologists and therapi...

  • Leading Article: Questions for ourselves, too
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    Is it so surprising, then, that police, social workers and teachers failed for so long to detect what was happening? If friends, neighbours and relatives failed to notice anything untoward - the authorities received a few tips but not, in all truth, ...

  • Emotion without tears
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    Poised and, to use one of her own favourite words, strong, Diana looked a good advertisement for psychotherapy. Here was a woman who formerly had so few words for her emotions that she had been driven to express them through bulimia and self-mutilati...

  • A constitution that could make a monarchist paranoid
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    Certainly what the Princess wants - or, rather does not want - is very strange. She does not wish either to be divorced or to become Queen. It is what she told us last Monday. But in law this is impossible. One can only suppose that the Princess, in ...

  • Letter: Guildford not bad for women
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    First, it is not accurate to say that there are "very few congregations" in the Diocese of Guildford willing to accept women priests. In fact, at this time the employment prospects for women priests in this diocese are as good as in most other dioces...

  • Letter: A man who's after one thing
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    If she really wants to find someone who only wants her for one thing, she should choose a man (men?) unencumbered with emotions (residual/potential/his or even hers) - there are millions of them out there of all shapes, classes, colours, creeds etc. ...

  • Letter: Pony Club players are eccentric, not sexually deviant
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    In presenting The Other Pony Club as a squalid hive of sexual deviance and insecurity, justice has not been done to what is essentially a lighthearted and harmless erotic pastime. In comparison, the piece that Rapido TV did for their Eurotrash progra...

  • Letter: Wrong county
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    I Morgan Lincoln

  • Letter: Hunch backed
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    Yes they did. Mayfair Entertainment International Ltd is the largest investor in the film. As chairman, I am happy to report that everyone there is delighted with that decision and its result. Roger Wingate London WC2

  • Letter: Castrati dads
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    Regretfully, Alessandro Moreschi, the "last" castrato and the only one to leave recordings, about 12 in number, was never asked that question. He, too, claimed to have a numerous family, as Fred Gaisberg discovered when he made the recordings at the ...

  • Letter: It's time to rid ourselves of this royal embarrassment
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    One was born into the landed gentry, went to private schools, was married - as a virgin - to the heir to the throne, who also happens to be one of the richest men in the world, has two children in private education, and seems to spend her time travel...

  • Letter: Beatle basher
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    John Gibbs Bath, Avon

  • The last refuge for the left?
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    The idea of deserting Labour just as it is about to win power may seembizarre. But some radicals are doing just that. Michael Mansfield, the radical QC, said last week he was so revolted by Labour's failure to defend civil liberties that he had given...

  • Britannia rules the lanes ... storm over old port ... water shame
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    Oh, yes. Photograph: PA BONG! Yes, it's time once again for a Captain Moonlight Special In-depth Investigation, in which my investigators turn their beam upon a topic of pressing current interest. Today: bicycling monarchies. Yes, we know that many p...

  • Letter: Hunters are not Vandals
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    What is the NHS but a system of compulsory insurance? Who pays for it except the individual? The only real change which his system implies is that everyone would pay the same, thus transferring the burden from the rich to the poor: this thinking is t...

  • Letter: Health care should go Dutch
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    What is the NHS but a system of compulsory insurance? Who pays for it except the individual? The only real change which his system implies is that everyone would pay the same, thus transferring the burden from the rich to the poor: this thinking is t...

  • Most of Britain could devise a better recipe for their happiness
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    When I was young, the prostitutes used to stand round Victoria's plinth under their umbrellas. They were big women, and not young. They did not bother with subtleties, like asking men if they were lonely or fancied company. Stamping a cigarette out i...

  • Oh, for Germany's 'deep flaws'
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    Turning to other pages in the paper, FT readers would have seen that there is nothing wrong with the British takeover code. Northumbrian Water has accepted a bid from a French company, Forte is trying to fight off Granada, a Norwegian group is "threa...

  • Serious columnists don't bother with royal to-dos
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    He explains that those among my colleagues whom he terms (somewhat irreverently!) "the lightweights" - Ascherson, Watkins, et al - are determined to offer their "sideways looks" at the Princess. But there are more important events going on, our edito...

  • Briefly
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    Charles Murray, London N17 l YOUR leading article on the monarchy, "It's just showbiz" (19 November), ends by saying that it is "the show of the century" and that "we want it to run and run". Not all of us, we don't. More and more of us would like it...

  • Words
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    AFTER the Princess of Wales had used the word daunting or daunted about six times during the first 15 minutes of her television interview with Martin Bashir ("I was not daunted, and am not daunted, by the responsibilities" etc), a strange image began...

  • Quotes of the week
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    Radovan Karadzic, leader of the Bosnian Serbs, on the peace deal Hello Divorce. Bye Bye Daddy. Slogan for anti-divorce campaigners during the Irish referendum Stressed-out workers are no good to their families and no good to British business ... it i...

  • Letter: Health care should go Dutch
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    I lived in Holland for more than 20 years and found that the insurance schemes there resulted in efficiency and fairness. There is not the gulf between public and private medicine that exists here and private insurance does not buy the ability to jum...

  • Letter: Wrong county
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    T Burns Baulking, Oxfordshire

  • Letter: It's time to rid ourselves of this royal embarrassment
    Sunday, 26 November 1995

    It is true that of the range of constitutional issues, the monarchy presents special difficulties - the personal position of the Royal Family, the power vested in the Establishment and an unfortunate history relating to the control of monarchs - whic...

  • Letter: The rights of fish
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    Sir: I refer to Sister Olga Millicent's letter of 21 November and wonder about the fish that went with the loaves. Yours faithfully, Patrick Serjeant Farnham, Suffolk 21 November

  • Running on the road to nowhere
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    Seventeen minutes later, when I stopped the machine, four things had happened. A thick and unattractive medallion of sweat had colonised my T-shirt; four tracks of Oasis's (What's the Story) Morning Glory had played on the gym's CD machine; nine Dock...

  • Obituary: Junior Walker
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    Born Autry DeWalt II in 1942 in Blythesville, Arkansas, the saxophonist was nicknamed Junior by his stepfather, whose name was Walker. When he turned professional in 1962, he took up the stage name of Junior Walker while still signing his composition...

  • An historic decline in papal authority
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    As a Catholic feminist, what can I make of it all? What is the bottom line, I have to ask myself, of my attachment to women's priesthood? And what do I really believe about infallibility? When women are declared incapable of priesthood, I feel deep w...

  • Time for a little daylight - and sanity
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    John Butterfill, Conservative MP for Bournemouth West, wants to kill off Greenwich Mean Time, putting our clocks forward one hour in winter and an extra hour in summer. His Bill to bring this about came top of the annual ballot of private members' bi...

  • Letter: In a nutshell
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    Sir: Duff Hart-Davis's conundrum over finding walnut shells within his walls (Weekend: 18 November) may be explained by the use (so I have been told) of nutshells as insulation by builders even during relatively recent times. As a chartered architect...

  • Obituary: Professor A. D. Trendall
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    He devoted virtually all his academic career to the study of figure-decorated South Italian vases of the 5th to 4th centuries BC. There are at least 20,300 of them, and to modern eyes they range from the garishly complex and kitsch to the banal, from...

  • Obituary: David Dilwyn John
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    Born in the Vale of Glamorgan, one of the four children of a tenant farmer, he was educated at Bridgend and at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. He graduated in Agriculture, took First Class honours in Zoology and did one year's research ...

  • Mutt nuts
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    Or almost. Scarcely visible on the right cheek is a small scar - a reminder of the traumatic moment when our family's border collie bitch, Jo (named after Stalin), defended a hambone from the attentions of the 20-month- old author. My mother, after s...

  • Letter: A great British war novelist
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    Sir: In his review of The Flower of Battle (Books, 18 November), Mark Bostridge commented: "Britain didn't produce a war novelist of the stature of Remarque, and it is perhaps regrettable that what is without doubt the greatest British novel of the w...

  • Happily eating into Forte
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    Certainly Sir Rocco Forte, the international hotelier, does not intend to recruit the help of anyone next door at Granada. But he may have no choice. For he finds himself on the receiving end of what promises to be a very hostile takeover bid from th...

  • Letter: The example of royal Europe
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    Sir: In her Panorama interview Princess Diana suggested that her situation as estranged wife of one potential monarch and mother of another is without precedent. Two similar situations that spring to mind are those of Isabella of France (1292-1358) a...

  • Obituary: Max Lejeune
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    De Gaulle was not dissuaded in his intention to take Lejeune and another minister, Louis Jacquinot, with him on his journey to Algiers on 6 June. Everyone warned him that ministers of the Fourth Republic, which had allegedly been prepared to abandon ...

  • Letter: Farewell to the spirit of '68
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    Sir: I was saddened to read of the impact of heavy rain upon the radicals of Paris ("Students take to the streets in '68 style", 22 November). One is reminded of the crowds being halted for similar reasons some 200 years ago, thus failing to prevent ...

  • Letter: Reasons to clone a mobile phone
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    Sir: With regard to your article "Mobile-phone industry acts against 'clones' ", (22 November), mobile phone cloning or re-chipping is not confined to fraudulent activity but has several legitimate purposes which you do not mention. For example, some...

  • Leading Article: Saved by Uncle Sam - but what about next time?
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    It was, in the end, the Americans who made the difference. This was the first major war in mid-Europe since 1945. It was a war that saw the return of concentration camps and genocide. Yet the Europeans, with their petty, national concerns, demonstrat...

  • Letter: Tighter net on asylum
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    Sir: Nirj Deva's article (Another view: "Fair and firm on immigration", 22 November) is chilling, not only because he rejects allegations that the Government is playing the race card, but because he puts economic arguments before democratic values. H...

  • Letter: Dud pills to turn kids off Ecstasy
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    Sir: A practical way to fight the problems of Ecstasy would be for the Government to manufacture identical but harmless tablets and put them into circulation with appropriate publicity. The economics and logistics do not matter, they can be sold on t...

  • Letter: Voting system causes apathy
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    Sir: Perhaps part of the reason for the public apathy towards party politics (''Party politics turns Britain into an 'apathetic nation' ", 23 November) lies in the fact that political parties increasingly seem to have lost interest in the needs and c...

  • QUOTE UNQUOTE
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    I don't like it. It is total dross. Every note reeks of wanting to make money - Jonathan King, radio presenter, on the Beatles' new record There was no love. All you wanted was a cuddle and to be told you had done something good, even if it was only ...

  • Anniversaries
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    TODAY: Births: Charles Kemble, actor and playwright, 1775; Andrew Carnegie, industrialist and philanthropist, 1835; Carl Friedrich Benz, automobile pioneer, 1844; Leonard Sidney Woolf, publisher, 1880. Deaths: King Herod the Great, 4 BC; Prince Willi...

  • Birthdays
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    TOMORROW: Maj-Gen Sir John Acland, farmer and brewery director, 67; Professor Margaret Boden, philosopher, 59; Mr Paul Burnett, disc jockey, 52; Sir Alan Dalton, former chairman, Devon and Cornwall Development Company, 72; Miss Frances Dee, actress, ...

  • Letter: The example of royal Europe
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    Sir: Germaine Greer (24 November) describes the sad history of previous Princesses of Wales. Reading an account of the twilight of the Hapsburg Empire, I am struck by the similarities between Princess Diana and Elizabeth of Bavaria - the celebrated "...

  • Letter: The example of royal Europe
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    Sir: In castigating the Little Englanders Polly Toynbee ("... the monarchy must quit its infantile fairyland", 22 November) overlooks the fact that she seems to be one of them herself. There is nothing in her article about the experience of half a do...

  • Letter: Farewell to the spirit of '68
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    Sir: Your editorial this morning ("Let students pay - it's only fair", 24 November) is very pertinent but you miss one fundamental point. There is already a graduate tax. By improving employment prospects through further education, the earning potent...

  • Letter: Farewell to the spirit of '68
    Saturday, 25 November 1995

    Sir: As a member of generation Y, I am proud to salute the endeavours of my more active brethren in taking to the streets to protest against the penny- pinching Government ("Students march against cash cuts", 24 November). Alas, little do they seem t...

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