The Independent | Archive
Home 1995 February

Wednesday, 15 February 1995

  • Hope in the silence of a Unionist
    Thursday, 16 February 1995

    Had the leak not happened they think they would have been able to explain the proposed all-Irish bodies to the Ulster Unionists in private and in good time, and could have kept them on board. What the leak did, and was meant to do, was to provoke Uni...

  • Abortion threatens Republican revival : LEADING ARTICLE
    Thursday, 16 February 1995

    The controversy erupted after the revelation that, during a long and distinguished medical career, Dr Foster had performed a few dozen abortions. At first the row seemed to be just one more self-inflicted disaster by a chronically disorganized White ...

  • Got nothing to say? Tell us
    Thursday, 16 February 1995

    Right, well don't let's hang about, let's go straight to our first reader writing in to us today, on the very first day of Talk Column UK, and I believe it's Jed in Wimbledon who's trying to write a letter to us, yes, Jed? Oops! No contact there ... ...

  • Bad reviews and book police : REBUTTAL
    Thursday, 16 February 1995

    It is easy for those who are worried about the state of established culture to demonise all its critics and opponents in the same way. But the words "politically correct", "censorship", "book police" are often used sloppily. We have to remember the d...

  • Are the waves coming or going?
    Thursday, 16 February 1995

    British economists are now standing on the shore, looking at monthly statistics repetitively lap against their ankles, and going through a similar kind of mental anguish in trying to determine whether the economic tide of inflation is coming or going...

  • Summer cannot last for the BBC : LEADING ARTICLE
    Thursday, 16 February 1995

    But there are problems. Audience share is falling as commercial broadcasting expands and tastes grow more diverse. This explains the publication yesterday of the BBC's plans to broaden its appeal. These proposals will prove controversial: like other ...

  • Tubby works out : Another view
    Thursday, 16 February 1995

    Taking today as a fairly typical example, I started work at 7am, dealing with constituency correspondence. At 8, I had breakfast with colleagues in the House (keeping in touch with backbench opinion is an important part of any minister's job), then t...

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

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

  • 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...

  • 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 : 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 ...

  • 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 : 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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....

  • 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...

  • 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 : 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...

Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Recruitment Genius: Bookkeeper / Office Co-ordinator

£9 per hour: Recruitment Genius: This role is based within a small family run ...

Recruitment Genius: Designer - Print & Digital

£28000 - £32000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This Design and marketing agenc...

Recruitment Genius: Quantity Surveyor

£46000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This property investment firm are lookin...

Recruitment Genius: Telesales / Telemarketing Executive - OTE £30k / £35k plus

£18000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company specialises provid...

Day In a Page

Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?
How we must adjust our lifestyles to nature: Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch

Time to play God

Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

MacGyver returns, but with a difference

Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman
Tunnel renaissance: Why cities are hiding roads down in the ground

Tunnel renaissance

Why cities are hiding roads underground
'Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em What You're Made Of': An affectionate look at five middle-aged men

Boys to men

The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
Crufts 2015: Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?

Crufts 2015

Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?
10 best projectors

How to make your home cinema more cinematic: 10 best projectors

Want to recreate the big-screen experience in your sitting room? IndyBest sizes up gadgets to form your film-watching
Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2 player ratings: Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man?

Manchester City vs Barcelona player ratings

Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man at the Etihad?
Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

Monaco: the making of Wenger

Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
'Birdman' and 'Bullets Over Broadway': Homage or plagiarism?

Homage or plagiarism?

'Birdman' shares much DNA with Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'
Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

Broadchurch, Series 2 finale, review