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Sunday, 29 November 1998

  • Leading Article: We have just one thing to say...
    Sunday, 29 November 1998

    That may be overstating it. The great majority of people do not have "very special" feelings about Christmas, at least not in the sense intended by the churches. To most people these days Christmas is little more than a week-long pig-out. The average...

  • Now the story of the euro begins to unravel
    Sunday, 29 November 1998

    On Wednesday, Joschka Fischer, the German foreign minister, called for the creation of a unitary European state with a single constitution. The following day Chancellor Gerhard Schroder, while not quite endorsing the bonfire of nationalities proposed...

  • Letter: Reform of criminal legal aid is no threat to justice
    Sunday, 29 November 1998

    The Government's duty is to make sure that public money is spent effectively. I want to ensure that people suspected of or charged with criminal offences can be confident of a good-quality service from lawyers paid at public expense while the taxpaye...

  • Letter: Britain should take a lead on Burma
    Sunday, 29 November 1998

    I visited that country some time ago and met Aung San Suu Kyi. I can confirm that a very threatening situation exists in Burma and in my experience it is nothing more than a deeply entrenched slave economy. Basic rights are being denied to the people...

  • Profile: Jack Kevorkian - A bit of his own medicine
    Sunday, 29 November 1998

    Who is this strange doctor whose clinical practice seems to consist almost exclusively of finishing off his patients? Dr Kevorkian was born in Pontiac, Michigan, in 1928, the son of immigrant survivors of the Armenian genocide. He claims that family ...

  • Letter: Hitler a socialist? Not in my book
    Sunday, 29 November 1998

    NEIL MACMASTER Norwich

  • Letter: Coach services are not under threat
    Sunday, 29 November 1998

    You state that services between London and Cumbria, London and North Wales and Norwich and Cambridge are under threat. I would like to reassure your readers that this is not true. KEVIN BENNETT Director of Marketing, National Express Ltd

  • Letter: Quality, not fashion, is the V&A goal
    Sunday, 29 November 1998

    Most agree there is a place for "fun" buildings and dramatically different design, but not at the expense of function. Clients who fail to demand facilities which work in terms of layout, maintenance and general functionality are wasting money. Any v...

  • Poverty is a sentence of death
    Sunday, 29 November 1998

    But Mr Major's foolish pronouncements about class may also have something to do with the fact that the word signals superficial differences to most of us - accent, dress, whether you go to Thorpe Park in your spare time or to Ascot. (I once lived wit...

  • Greater and lesser crimes are not so very far apart
    Sunday, 29 November 1998

    "I've never had one question on the doorstep about the House of Lords/devolution/proportional representation/the single currency" is a common formulation among MPs. It may be true enough, but so much the worse for the doorstep. The entire history of ...

  • The car can be curbed
    Sunday, 29 November 1998

    Meanwhile, as he pointed out, the Greater London Bill was in the Queen's Speech, and there will be provisions in that Bill for charging motorists for entering London at peak times. From next year the new mayor of London will, in theory at least, be a...

  • The Law Lords have landed us in a mess we can be proud of
    Sunday, 29 November 1998

    Not since the European Commission on Human Rights found Britain guilty of torture in Northern Ireland in 1976 has there been such a dramatic judgment in such an important area. And the British courts have never in the democratic era produced a ruling...

  • Leading Article: Ireland's impasse
    Sunday, 29 November 1998

    In spite of continued killings, circumstances have changed fundamentally in Ireland since the signing of the Good Friday agreement. There were moments last week, however, when you might have been forgiven for thinking otherwise. An impasse has been r...

  • The Agreeable World Of Arnold Wallace: In my day MI5 was a club you wanted to belong to
    Sunday, 29 November 1998

    Has it really come to this? When I was up at Oxford, a senior bachelor don would screen all potential recruits for the Secret Service with a fine-tooth comb. I well remember - what? 40, 50, years ago? - standing in that dons' room, with its musty sme...

  • Letter: Quality, not fashion, is the V&A goal
    Sunday, 29 November 1998

    The V&A was set up to promote the best of modern design and we chose Libeskind because we believed in the quality of his scheme, which fulfilled our brief better than any other proposal. To suggest that we were merely following fashion is deluded...

  • Letter: Hitler a socialist? Not in my book
    Sunday, 29 November 1998

    Some of the points I do not expect to find covered in his book are: 1. The following comment made by Adolf Hitler to the Daily Express in 1930: "Our adopted term Socialist has nothing to do with Marxian Socialism". The interesting words being "adopte...

  • Letter: Britain should take a lead on Burma
    Sunday, 29 November 1998

    Burma is, alas, not high on the agendas of governments and world media. Only if there is bloodshed, and the world's economy and stability is threatened will there by any concerted effort to help Burma. And they DO need all the help they can get. NAME...

  • Quotes of the week
    Sunday, 29 November 1998

    Paddy Ashdown on the campaign to depose him as leader of the Liberal Democrats If I say not very much, people will say I'm not very credible, and if I say I'm of putting in whatever it takes, I'm accused of buying democracy. Millionaire Geoff Southal...

  • Letter: Briefly
    Sunday, 29 November 1998

    Really, this business of the gay man gay men hate just won't do at all! Imagine the reaction if you flagged an article with "The Black Man Black Men Hate". Or the outcry if you'd written "The Jew Man Jew Men Hate". MARK PAPAZIAN Cork, Ireland

  • Letter: Briefly
    Sunday, 29 November 1998

    KATE BALAAM Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk

  • Letter: Briefly
    Sunday, 29 November 1998

    I would appreciate your setting the record straight on one particular error in Mary Braid's report. The Jersey Evening Post did not ignore the call for the establishment of a new financial crimes unit contained in the Edwards Report on offshore finan...

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