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Sunday, 10 May 1998

  • How to get ahead in broadcasting: look at the questions in advance
    Monday, 11 May 1998

    I was surprised on several grounds. One, that Tebbit wrote in the Mail. Two, that Merton bothered to read it. Three, that Merton ever got worked up about things, at least on air. Most of the time he spends semi-slumped, trying to avoid eye contact wi...

  • Letter: Floods in Venice
    Monday, 11 May 1998

    The proposed flood gates will have to close much more frequently in the future than now, given sea level rise. That closure will hinder navigation, and create a major pollution hazard. So those issues will have to be tackled, and solved. But if we ca...

  • Letter: Rise of the super-class
    Monday, 11 May 1998

    We can expect a small group of super-people with altered genes to claim their right to rule because they are genetically superior and rich. I am certain that this new technology will be used to enhance social prejudices. How can the rest of society -...

  • Letter: Role of the monarchy
    Monday, 11 May 1998

    The Rev Canon PAUL GODDARD Polruan-by-Fowey, Cornwall

  • Letter: Role of the monarchy
    Monday, 11 May 1998

    BEATRICE STEMP Tonbridge, Kent

  • Letter: Role of the monarchy
    Monday, 11 May 1998

    W DENIS WALKER London E4

  • Pandora
    Monday, 11 May 1998

    THE cover of the latest issue of Vanity Fair screams "The German Assault On US Publishing". Pandora was amused. Is Vanity Fair owned by Si Newhouse, the same American billionaire who sold off Random House last March for $1.4 billion to the Germans at...

  • Letter: Role of the monarchy
    Monday, 11 May 1998

    The Rev Canon SIMON BLOXAM-ROSE Street, Somerset

  • Letter: Role of the monarchy
    Monday, 11 May 1998

    The Australian constitution was written with a view to having an absent sovereign. Indeed the sovereign did not come near us for our first 54 years. When the Queen intended visiting in 1954, it was realised that the constitution had so effectively st...

  • Letter: Apathy at the elections
    Monday, 11 May 1998

    ADRIAN WILLSON Basingstoke, Hampshire

  • Letter: Apathy at the elections
    Monday, 11 May 1998

    LEN ALDIS London E3

  • Leading Article: The shift from bomb to ballot box
    Monday, 11 May 1998

    These are, let us remind ourselves, the gang who murdered at least 16 people. Some of them admitted to the Guildford and Woolwich bombings in 1974. Wild cheering went on for more than 10 minutes with delegates, many in tears, stamping their feet and ...

  • Letter: Protecting our children
    Monday, 11 May 1998

    This solution suggests that the only risk is from those who have already been convicted: it fails to address the possible danger posed by others who have not yet been found out, or who have not yet assaulted children but may do so in the future. Acti...

  • Letter: Role of the monarchy
    Monday, 11 May 1998

    W R HAINES London SE27

  • Pop won't make a perfect summer for the Prommers
    Monday, 11 May 1998

    He didn't have in mind his successor, Nicholas Kenyon. But the man in charge of both the Proms and BBC Radio 3 has a curious way of publicising such a sustained concentration of symphonic and chamber music. When booking opens next week the biggest at...

  • Civil Servants and Sierra Leone: Wanted: a defender for Whitehall's wily ways
    Monday, 11 May 1998

    Yet the woman concerned, Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean, stands accused not for anything she may or may not have done in her role as Foreign Office minister in the Lords. Her sin stems from her previous incarnation as leader of the top civil servant...

  • Leading Article: Getting children back to school
    Monday, 11 May 1998

    Today sees the unit's first report, concerning schools. For those who do not have the time to read the whole thing, Tony Blair provided a short summary in yesterday's News of the World. (At a rate of 1.5 articles per week since the election, he is su...

  • Letter: Out of the frying pan...
    Monday, 11 May 1998

    EDWARD HERITAGE Quainton, Buckinghamshire

  • Famine relief in Sudan: How many more will die hungry before United Nations rules are changed?
    Monday, 11 May 1998

    Once again the circle is complete. The aid agencies call the television stations, give them free lifts to the hunger zone and tell the story. We watch, our hearts are touched and the aid agencies recoup their efforts and expenses in a fund-raising ap...

  • HRH deserves better than the oily-aproned brigade
    Sunday, 10 May 1998

    This week's effort at a portrait of Her Majesty by one of the beret-wearing fraternity was not, I suppose, quite as offensive as some in recent years. We must be grateful, in this day and age, that she had her full complement of limbs, that she did n...

  • Leading article: Rights and their limits
    Sunday, 10 May 1998

    "Even when his or her own life depends on receiving medical treatment, an adult of sound mind is entitled to refuse it," Lord Justice Judge declared this week. As a starting point, such a forceful statement of libertarian principle should be applaude...

  • At ITV, the fish rots from the head
    Sunday, 10 May 1998

    This is what is at the heart of the affair of The Connection, a documentary about heroin smuggling from Colombia to Britain which was exposed this week by the Guardian as having five important falsehoods at its core. While everyone accepts that Micha...

  • The Cook, the cover-up, his aides and their blind stupidity
    Sunday, 10 May 1998

    To be a dog of war is suddenly a noble calling. We are invited to admire Tim Spicer and his Sandline International - a name as pregnant with euphemism as the United Fruit Company in Guatemala or James Bond's Universal Export. If people like him don't...

  • Mr Gordon has a quiet drink
    Sunday, 10 May 1998

    AMID all the hue and cry over Mary Bell and the money paid to her for her co-operation with Gitta Sereny's book, nobody seems to have paid much attention to that other criminal, the former IRA terrorist Sean O'Callaghan, who is hoping to make a prett...

  • He wasn't that good
    Sunday, 10 May 1998

    It is an open secret that Tony Blair would like to see elected mayors in all British cities. After Thursday's lamentable turnouts in London and elsewhere, he will be even more convinced that local government needs substantial reform. Bringing persona...

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