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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...

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