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  • I left them to it - it's wicked to mock the afflicted
    Sunday, 11 October 1998

    The form which the party's madness takes is obsession with a single subject, Europe. Several persuasive comparisons have been drawn with similar crazed periods in the history of the parties, particularly the Labour Party. The most popular period for ...

  • Kitchen sink bigotry still runs deep
    Sunday, 11 October 1998

    Sounds familiar? Of course it is. Browne's book - Divided Labours. An Evolutionary View of Women at Work - is published in Britain later this month, but there is nothing new about his views. "Many of the greatest human achievements have been possible...

  • Get stuffed, sunshine
    Sunday, 11 October 1998

    Still, bad language retains its power to upset and shock at least a proportion of the population. Richard Branson, the greatest (indeed the only) hero of the age, found himself constrained to apologise last week for his repeated use over the radio of...

  • Leading Article: PC or not PC?
    Sunday, 11 October 1998

    Maybe, just occasionally, we should risk social ostracism and dare to be politically correct: to fasten our seat belts (even on aeroplanes), to wag our heads and point to the No Smoking sign when a thug lights up on the Underground, and to refrain fr...

  • Everything to play for in the struggle for America's soul
    Sunday, 11 October 1998

    Clinton's amorality should have been evident to the world - and even to the American electorate - when, during the 1992 presidential campaign, he returned to Arkansas for the execution by lethal injection of Rickey Ray Rector, a 22-stone mentally han...

  • Leading Article: Tories lose the plot
    Sunday, 11 October 1998

    One must have a heart of stone to read of the plight of the Tory party without laughing. Still, it is all too easy to scoff. The fundamentals of Mr Hague's position are awful. John Major's "wait and see" compromise satisfied no one. Mr Hague has repl...

  • The Agreeable World Of Wallace Arnold: Keep Britain, and especially Europe, British
    Sunday, 11 October 1998

    Wake up Britain! A Mr RD Harvey from Bristol informs me that new EEC regulations outlaw the flying of the Union Jack in public places. "When I last visited Paris," Mr Harvey begins, "I brought with me, as I always do, my 10x14ft Union Jack. Yet when ...

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