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Friday, 22 September 1995

  • Letter: Taking responsibility for the `Versailles of London'
    Friday, 22 September 1995

    In his opening speech to the conference, in March this year, to consider the Royal Parks Review Group's report on Greenwich Park, Stephen Dorrell, the then Secretary of State for National Heritage, spoke of the Naval College, the Queen's House, the N...

  • No more Davids, only Goliaths
    Friday, 22 September 1995

    By the next morning some of the least hungover among them must have been digesting the news of the Jean-Marc Bosman case and its possible implications for clubs such as their own. What did they make of the dire warnings being sounded that the likely ...

  • Everybody vote for Creepy Crawley
    Friday, 22 September 1995

    Yes, the "man" who has been running the country for the past few years turns out to be a schoolchild with the educational standards of a 14- year-old and the mental apparatus to go with it. However, thanks to the necessary sleight of hand to conceal ...

  • Why can't we all go back to school?
    Friday, 22 September 1995

    His motives remain mysterious. Contrary to first reports, he was not exactly a low achiever first time round. But whatever his intent, the episode is symbolic of how the rules on how we order our progression through life - education, work, family and...

  • Letter: True pride in a partnership
    Friday, 22 September 1995

    Partnership, with its implied equality of status, is a perfect mechanism. for regulation of power-crazy or money-crazy individuals that so demean our public corporate life. In partnership, those executing professional services (solicitors, accountant...

  • Letter: Lottery may still fund Globe trust
    Friday, 22 September 1995

    The council has asked for more information about the application for pounds 12.4m as part of a pounds 29m project. More work needs to be done to ensure that the council's conditions of funding are met. This deferral should in no way be seen as a reje...

  • Letter: History of the undemocratic City
    Friday, 22 September 1995

    This sordid tale of oligarchy manifested itself as early as the 17th century, when the City refused to take over responsibility for the expanding suburbs and used its financial muscle to bribe Charles II to prevent the building of a second bridge acr...

  • Letter: Time for papal contemplation
    Friday, 22 September 1995

    Why not a sabbatical "to reflect upon the role of the Pontiff in a rapidly changing society" for the present incumbent? Yours sincerely, Norman Brown St Albans, Hertfordshire 19 September

  • Leading Article: Mr Rifkind's not so grand illusions
    Friday, 22 September 1995

    If there was a Rifkind Doctrine on view at Chatham House, it consisted of the vague proposition that it might be better, on occasion, to absent oneself from the deliberations of a club where one exercises a little influence, rather than to remain at ...

  • Letter: Low-paid but highly qualified
    Friday, 22 September 1995

    The boom in higher education, in which now one 18-year-old in three goes on to study after school, looks set to flood the job market with yet more qualified graduates seeking work. This desperation for work, and the accompanying lack of national guid...

  • Leading Article: Fighting them on the beaches
    Friday, 22 September 1995

    The company's management appears to have learnt a few lessons from rivals. Take, for example, the 1987 sinking of the Herald of Free Enterprise in Zeebrugge harbour. The death of 193 people was disastrous in every sense. It was, however, compounded b...

  • ANOTHER VIEW: A goal scored for freedom
    Friday, 22 September 1995

    When I came into football, from the world of showbiz, I was monster surprised to find out that a footballer's contract is not over when it finishes. As it stands at the moment, if a footballer's contract ends and the club offers him the same money th...

  • Letter: Justice for victims and offenders
    Friday, 22 September 1995

    What is largely missing from this mixture of deterrence, retribution and rehabilitation is restorative justice. The victims of crime have no place in this system. Although the regime includes an hour working for charity, this is a depersonalised form...

  • Letter: Taking responsibility for the `Versailles of London'
    Friday, 22 September 1995

    The college is currently in the public sector and yet access is limited to the painted hall and chapel. You cannot wander round the courtyards at will. One end of the enclosure is used as a car park, the other features a dilapidated tennis court and ...

  • Letter: Taking responsibility for the `Versailles of London'
    Friday, 22 September 1995

    Also neglected is Turner's wish for an artists' almshouse, the idea for which was perhaps partially inspired by the Greenwich naval one. At one time his idea was to combine almshouse and gallery, and maybe that could now be achieved either at Greenwi...

  • Letter: Taking responsibility for the `Versailles of London'
    Friday, 22 September 1995

    we need to keep the buildings in public ownership, not for its own sake, but because public ownership is more likely to give the buildings a purpose and style of management more suited to their world reputation and their position in our national heri...

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