The Independent | Archive
Home 1998 December

Saturday, 26 December 1998

  • Letter: The deliverers and despots who hold our future in their hands
    Sunday, 27 December 1998

    PETER ALLSOPP Bramley, Surrey

  • Letter: Gulf attacks lack hard evidence and imagination
    Sunday, 27 December 1998

    Nor are sanctions going to lead to a breakthrough. Bureaucratic nit- picking in the West ensures that many desperately needed items are embargoed on grounds of potential "double-use", while most of what is allowed through is diverted from the mass of...

  • Letter: Too much to swallow
    Sunday, 27 December 1998

    BEDE BEAUMONT London W2

  • End of story
    Sunday, 27 December 1998

    Sid was wearing a hideous new jacket that Veronica gave him for Christmas. I can't imagine what Veronica was thinking about. It's about three sizes too big for a start. And the two-inch red and black checks make Sid look like a retired lumberjack. Bu...

  • Letter: Gulf attacks lack hard evidence and imagination
    Sunday, 27 December 1998

    The report (leaked to the US government four days before it was available to the UN) consists mainly of complaints that the Iraqis were unable or unwilling to provide documents which may have contained information on weapons of mass destruction. Thei...

  • Letter: Gulf attacks lack hard evidence and imagination
    Sunday, 27 December 1998

    At Ease, a voluntary advisory service, had to deal with more conscientious objectors to the last Gulf war than to any other conflict before or since. In addition, many returned from the Gulf saying they would never again take part in such an action. ...

  • How to be fair to the fox
    Sunday, 27 December 1998

    If I am honest with myself, I recognise the question, in this form, as a real one. The little troupe of hardened followers, passing over the hill in their frock coats, top hats and woollen breaches, astride polished horses which bob in the foam of ho...

  • Put women in their place: at the top of the tree
    Sunday, 27 December 1998

    And looking down on all this, the cards that really do have the yuk factor about them: those whiter than white, purer than pure depictions of the Madonna and Child. Images of that sort, together with all those bottles of eau de cologne and dinky bits...

  • Letter: Provocative philosophy behind animal rights
    Sunday, 27 December 1998

    Editors have a responsibility to counter these articles with more on outstanding (often Gandhi-style) figures in this movement, a movement which, as your article points out, is seen by some as "the logical next step in social evolution". The most cel...

  • Letter: Too much to swallow
    Sunday, 27 December 1998

    HS NUTTALL Liverpool

  • Profile: Friends of Bill: We're just the pals who can't say no
    Sunday, 27 December 1998

    But none of these was quite as grotesque in its way as the pop singer Carly Simon at a pro-Clinton rally, where she sang the hallowed civil rights anthem "We Shall Overcome" on the President's behalf, before pronouncing that: "He's a very great presi...

  • And here's to you, Mr Robinson
    Sunday, 27 December 1998

    I do not see any reason why the Tories should have all the good dinners, clothes, gardens - or houses in Notting Hill. The whole point of socialism is to raise living standards for the greatest number of people, not reduce them to a grim Stalinist co...

  • The tale of a Minister quite without Employment
    Sunday, 27 December 1998

    All the Talk is of Master Peter Mandelson, his Loan from Mr Secretary Geoffrey Robinson, and his great Fall; as to which all Manner of lofty Precedents are cited, in such a Number and of such an Authority as to satisfy my Lord Hoffmann himself, not t...

  • Leading Article: No cause for Tory gloating
    Sunday, 27 December 1998

    The essence of what is known as the New Labour project consisted of coming to terms with the political success of Thatcherism. Few voters want to return to the 1970s, with hyper-inflation and union stranglehold. Thatcherism understood that both tradi...

  • Nothing like a mug to reveal the inner person
    Sunday, 27 December 1998

    For those of my regular readers who might have missed both the pieces I wrote for the European, let me bring you up to date with what has been going on with me since I last appeared in these pages in August, which is, after all, what they pay me (les...

  • The Diary: God protect us from jolly churches
    Sunday, 27 December 1998

    Was it some such incident which led to his arrival in Battersea Dogs' Home where we met him two or more years ago? Among the many emotions evoked by his howls - irritation, pity, anguish at the suffering of another - there is the worst feeling of all...

  • Labour's misery: you ain't seen nothing yet
    Sunday, 27 December 1998

    But Mandelson's resignation does not have such immediately beneficial effects for the Prime Minister as it does for his political Svengali. (Robinson's resignation, on the other hand, can only help Blair.) Mandelson had nothing to lose by his self-sa...

  • Letter: The deliverers and despots who hold our future in their hands
    Sunday, 27 December 1998

    David Chidgey ("Where's the meat in `apple pie'?") says we must join the EMU, which will give UK industry a stable (sic) and presumably, desirably weak currency, and stable, low interest rates. Why not just slash interest rates and weaken sterling an...

Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Business Analyst - Surrey - Permanent - Up to £50k DOE

£40000 - £50000 Per Annum Excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd:...

***ASP.NET Developer - Cheshire - £35k - Permanent***

£30000 - £35000 Per Annum Excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd:...

***Solutions Architect*** - Brighton - £40k - Permanent

£35000 - £40000 Per Annum Excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd:...

Senior Research Fellow in Gender, Food and Resilient Communities

£47,334 - £59,058 per annum: Coventry University: The Centre for Agroecology, ...

Day In a Page

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker