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  • Letter: Mismatch
    Sunday, 4 October 1998

    The photo was not Edward G Robinson (and others) but was from Citizen Kane and showed Orson Welles, seated; Joseph Cotten, looking over his shoulder; and Everett Sloane. The scene was when Welles wrote his famous "Promise" to the people, etc. ANDREW ...

  • Letter: High price
    Sunday, 4 October 1998

    J W KEELEY Maidstone, Kent

  • Letter: Haunted by the deer hunters
    Sunday, 4 October 1998

    The hunts have always maintained that they hunt only over land where they are welcomed by the landowner. But when, as in this case, a major landowner has provided a reason why they are no longer welcome, they attempt an onslaught on the Trust's AGM, ...

  • Letter: The Queen and duty
    Sunday, 4 October 1998

    Yet the Queen, supreme governor of the Church of England, was criticised for taking her family to a Sunday religious service immediately after the tragedy, while outcry at an empty flagstaff over Buckingham Palace showed an obsession with trivial eti...

  • Letter: Rotten role models
    Sunday, 4 October 1998

    Many people in business will have experienced the arrival of the (reputed) high-flyer who is going to take the organisation to greater things. These relationships also often last only a couple of years, in which time several existing babies get throw...

  • Letter: Education for one and all
    Sunday, 4 October 1998

    L K STREET Nazeing, Essex

  • Hague's Stalinist euro-victory won't do the Tories any good
    Sunday, 4 October 1998

    A detached observer unacquainted with the Venetian intrigues and tribal hatreds within the Conservative and Unionist party might wonder what the point of Mr Hague's quaint stunt was. John Major's maligned "wait and see" policy looks wiser all the tim...

  • Leading Article: Time to stop hedging bets
    Sunday, 4 October 1998

    Desperate times demand at the very least strong measures, but there is little reassurance to be drawn from the gathering of finance ministers and bankers at the IMF/World Bank meeting in Washington to discuss "a new global financial architecture". Ti...

  • That's enough tiffing, let's get back to the tippling
    Sunday, 4 October 1998

    Let it blow over, say I! But for those of you who missed this greatly upsetting episode, let me fill you in. During the course of making a programme on the dread gogglebox, my old friend and quaffing partner Michael Broadbent, director of wine at Chr...

  • Letter: What about the majority who didn't vote for Kaufman?
    Sunday, 4 October 1998

    JOHN THOMSON Charlton St Peter, Wiltshire

  • Letter: Rotten role models
    Sunday, 4 October 1998

    Role models? Theodore Dalrymple's assessment of Will Carling ("Where there's no Will", 27 September) is rightly a damning indictment of one who, like so many celebrities, could be a good role model but fails miserably. That some church folk also fail...

  • Letter: Education for one and all
    Sunday, 4 October 1998

    He states that selective and private schools, taking in a tiny percentage of children, are successful because they are exclusive: children keep the right company, wear the right clothes and have the right accents, with parents who have the right bank...

  • Letter: Education for one and all
    Sunday, 4 October 1998

    No, the comprehensive ideal is fit and well in Cornwall. My two children are, thank goodness, learning that they can succeed without exclusiveness and that co-operation helps along the way. ROGER CATCHPOLE Launceston, Cornwall

  • QUOTES OF THE WEEK
    Sunday, 4 October 1998

    Gerry Adams, President of Sinn Fein If any of you rail companies get cold feet you know where to hand in the keys, because when it comes to railways I'm no virgin. John Prescott, Deputy Labour Leader I don't want to do everything different, only bett...

  • QUIZ OF THE WEEK
    Sunday, 4 October 1998

    1. A flock of sheep have caused a family to consider suing St Peter's Church in Arthington, near Otley in Yorkshire. What was their crime? 2. Which larger-than-life tabloid figure disappeared in a Reggie Perrin- style stunt last week? 3. A letter to ...

  • Letter: What about the majority who didn't vote for Kaufman?
    Sunday, 4 October 1998

    Ireland has 41 constituencies, returning a total of 166 TDs; an average of just over four per constituency. The same system in the UK would result in 163 constituencies; on average half the size of the current one-member Euro-constituencies and one-f...

  • Letter: What about the majority who didn't vote for Kaufman?
    Sunday, 4 October 1998

    He states that many Liberal Democrat MPs owe their election to tactical voting by Labour supporters. I suspect that even more Labour MPs have Liberal Democrat voters to thank. In both cases supporters of one party voted for a different one because th...

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