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  • Letter: Clinton's war game
    Monday, 2 February 1998

    JONATHAN SMITH, Northwood, Middlesex.

  • Letter: Clinton's war game
    Monday, 2 February 1998

    There is the Armed Forces Minister, John Reid, on HMS Edinburgh, playing war games in the Channel reported as saying "There's something romantic about this; better then working on the Child Support Agency" (report, 29 January). "Romantic", Mr Reid? T...

  • Letter: Grief hijacked
    Monday, 2 February 1998

    It is not for the perpetrator's to judge the worthiness or appropriateness of an apology, rather the victims. E O'MEARA Buckhurst Hill, Essex

  • Letter: Shopping and eating
    Monday, 2 February 1998

    S C COELHO Teddington, Middlesex

  • Letter: Making mines safer
    Monday, 2 February 1998

    The past 50 years have seen a significant improvement and this is continuing. Since the inception of the Health and Safety Commission and Executive (HSC/E) the enforcement of regulations dealing with control of respirable dust, noise and hazardous su...

  • Mummy's hair dryer isn't a good way of warming the bath
    Monday, 2 February 1998

    The last thing I would want you to think is that I was anti-child in any way, which would be virtually the same thing as saying I was anti- life. And this isn't just circumspection - a man steering carefully round a sacred cow that has gone to sleep ...

  • There is an eerie void behind the politicians behind the Dome
    Monday, 2 February 1998

    This was somewhere about the time that Alec Douglas-Home was leaving office and Harold Wilson was entering No 10. I remember that particularly, because Bernard Hollowood was a convinced socialist and was cockahoop that at last a left-wing government ...

  • Leader: Spare this woman of God, and spare everybody
    Monday, 2 February 1998

    Is it, then, that she was such a sad low-life that she never really stood a chance in life? No. She may have been a prostitute by the age of 11, addicted to heroin, and out of her tree on the night of the murder, but this is America, where it is comp...

  • Letter: Grief hijacked
    Monday, 2 February 1998

    ROBERT NOWELL New Barnet, Hertfordshire

  • Letter: The Full Mosley
    Monday, 2 February 1998

    Frederic Mullally's comments are equally unfortunate. As he should be all too aware, Sir Oswald was an idealist (he served in the Labour Party), he was glamorous and he was highly attractive. But we are not really discussing Sir Oswald the man here, ...

  • Letter: Clinton's war game
    Monday, 2 February 1998

    Air Marshal Sir REGINALD E W HARLAND Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

  • Letter: Care on paper
    Monday, 2 February 1998

    For nurses, another problem is the stress caused by the mismatch between increasing responsibility and decreasing control. A common reaction is for nurses to retreat into the office, immersing themselves in paperwork while leaving patient care to unt...

  • Even `smart' weapons will not make Saddam do as he's told
    Monday, 2 February 1998

    The rhetoric about "punishing Saddam" and the ability of US air power to strike at will in Iraq, masks the fact that the Iraqi leader is in a strong political position despite his extreme military vulnerability. His most likely response to air attack...

  • Letter: Act for the capital
    Monday, 2 February 1998

    He should try to be mayor for all London, not just fashionable enclaves north of the river. His endorsement of the London Arts Board's decision to cut our theatre and deprive south-east London of its only repertory theatre doesn't suggest much intere...

  • Why the end of the population explosion is nigh
    Monday, 2 February 1998

    What is going on? After three decades of global fretting about a population explosion, about a world with too many mouths to feed running short of basic resources, it looks as if the "demographic transition" is spreading rapidly around the globe. Bef...

  • Leading Article: Impatient for peace
    Sunday, 1 February 1998

    The urgency the Government feels about the peace process justifies all these breaches of the copybook of Direct Rule. We admire Mr Blair's impatience for a settlement within months, not years. He understands the infinite capacity of the negotiating p...

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