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Tuesday, 14 February 1995

  • Leading article: Too much for love to conquer
    Wednesday, 15 February 1995

    But the important issue claiming our attention should not be marriage. Whether people plight their troth in church, the register office or simply privately and unofficially is their own business. Many people feel that - for them - marriage is an outd...

  • ANOTHER VIEW : Freedom to get it wrong
    Wednesday, 15 February 1995

    In the most determined campaign of suppression since Goldsmith versus Private Eye, Lewis, who claims our piece was libellous, has personally threatened wholesalers in Britain who handle Scallywag with litigation. Although no writ has yet been issued,...

  • Leading article: Take Tubby off the payroll
    Wednesday, 15 February 1995

    The harsh truth is that ministerial rank is no longer a defining feature. There are now dozens in the growing crowd of Her Majesty's ministers. Foremost in the serried ranks are the members of the Cabinet, the big fish who earn a lot of money. They t...

  • LETTER : Angry, not sad
    Wednesday, 15 February 1995

    Perhaps he had private griefs, disappointments, self-doubts - and counselling might have helped here. But perhaps he was -at least partly - making a moral protest against the style of government of his university. Apparently, his suicide notes sugges...

  • LETTER : Kind words, but not Really Useful
    Wednesday, 15 February 1995

    I cannot claim the credit for these developments within the business as I am the composer, not the businessman. It is Patrick McKenna, ably assisted by a number of first-class executives, who runs the Really Useful Group, thus allowing me the freedom...

  • LETTER : How single mothers manage their money
    Wednesday, 15 February 1995

    However, your story misses perhaps the most important point. Ms Moore lives on her own, having split up with the father of Kyle. A child is the product of a union between a man and a woman and both must bear responsibility for the child's upbringing....

  • LETTER : Racism is not the name of the game
    Wednesday, 15 February 1995

    As a multicultural team, we are very sensitive to the issue of racism in society, and I must stress that we are not in the business of peddling such politics and feel very unhappy about your irresponsible diatribe. We have received nothing but praise...

  • LETTER : Another Dresden
    Wednesday, 15 February 1995

    Faithfully, E. PAULL London, SW16 13 February

  • LETTER : Freedom of movement benefits all EU citizens
    Wednesday, 15 February 1995

    The main concerns about abolishing frontier controls were the potential rise of drug smuggling, terrorism and illegal immigration. Despite these concerns, in January 1993, customs controls were abolished without much fuss. The last barrier left to be...

  • Hail the Royal House of Geldof
    Wednesday, 15 February 1995

    The News of the World, naturally enough, was the first to catch a sniff of the yarn. And spread it, complete with blurry pictures of the dallying lovers snapped by a bazooka-sized telephoto lens, across several pages last weekend. Then everyone else ...

  • REFUTATION : Minimum wage, maximum woe
    Wednesday, 15 February 1995

    But the consensus among economists - until recently - has been the opposite. Innumerable studies of the impact of minimum wages have shown that it is a poor anti-poverty device compared with subsidising incomes directly through social security or neg...

  • Eureka! A rhyme for chutzpah
    Wednesday, 15 February 1995

    "It's only got three words in it," said my questioner. "It goes like this: `Hired. Tired? Fired!' " I thought this was clever - cleverer than the rather longer "Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker" - and I was glad to know, so early in life, what t...

  • Shameful, Mr Wardle, and here's why
    Wednesday, 15 February 1995

    The question is this: did Charles Wardle resign as a last-ditch attempt to prevent the end of British border controls, and the race-relations problems he thinks would follow? Or did he resign in a mood of bitterness, wittingly to inflame the xenophob...

  • LETTER : Criminals are made, not bred
    Wednesday, 15 February 1995

    So, in western Europe killing has not always been a criminal act, while the lending of money for interest occasionally has; homosexual activity and marrying one's deceased wife's sister were criminal acts, but are no longer illegal. These variations ...

  • LETTER : How single mothers manage their money
    Wednesday, 15 February 1995

    Yours sincerely, Rosemarie Craven Fred Craven Ringmer, East Sussex 10 February

  • LETTER : Criminals are made, not bred
    Wednesday, 15 February 1995

    It was my hyperbole in a brief phone call with Tom Wilkie that led to the reference to the US young male homicide rate having doubled; the actual death rate rose 54 per cent between 1985 and 1994. But what I have never done is to deny "that individua...

  • LETTER : How single mothers manage their money
    Wednesday, 15 February 1995

    I too receive Income Support to the tune of £17.65 per week. I also have a nine-year-old son and run a council flat. I do not have a car; and I am a full-time mature student, for which I receive no extra help to cover the purchase of books necessary ...

  • LETTER : Freedom of movement benefits all EU citizens
    Wednesday, 15 February 1995

    The migrant communities resent the current argument being used against the implementation of 7A: that this will cause undue hardship on Europeans due to massive influxes of illegal immigrants. Immigration within Europe has added to society and is not...

  • Phobes to the right, phobes to the left
    Tuesday, 14 February 1995

    There was one political leader, more "phobe'' than sceptic, attempting to shred political and economic union, gleefully applauded by young devotees. Another leader, much more cautious, stressed the dangers of disruption to business, talking about the...

  • Happy to be last with the news
    Tuesday, 14 February 1995

    "Admiral Thornton has been crowned in the Bay of Biscay." "On the 7th inst, the Prince of Wales was at Gibraltar." "The highly respectable firm of Lutteroth and Co, of Trieste, has suspended payment." "Messrs Deane & Son have invented a new and i...

  • Out of gags? Try Oscar Wilde
    Tuesday, 14 February 1995

    The columnists and pundits who remarked at the weekend of Eric Cantona that to kung-fu kick one person might be regarded as a misfortune, but to kung-fu kick two looked like carelessness, were merely the latest example of cultural homage to Lady Brac...

  • No such thing as a born killer Against nature Nature trail is leading us off the path Of mice and men Doing what come naturally Natural order of things It ain't natural naturally?
    Tuesday, 14 February 1995

    There are two main arguments put forward by advocates of a link between crime and genetics. First, they say, as genes are clearly responsible for natural attributes, why should they not also be responsible for human behaviour, including behavioural d...

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