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  • A very English thuggery
    Sunday, 21 June 1998

    Right. Brits! Engerland! What a shame, what a disgrace, oh the pity of it all; let's get together and crack down hard, because we are, after all, a civilised, sophisticated, gentle society and these bone-crunching ambassadors of mindless decay do us ...

  • Caution: Small minds on big screen
    Sunday, 21 June 1998

    "No, madam, I've walked this way all my life!" Flash forward - 15 April 2020, and the announcement by the National Sentimentality Society of America ("Feel someone's pain today!") of the 10 greatest motion pictures ever made. "The envelope, please: T...

  • When money dictates who is guilty or innocent
    Sunday, 21 June 1998

    This is a very grey area, for it now appears that Woodward's parents - though not Louise herself - received cash which they said they needed to pay her legal bills. This revelation gave the green light to the Sun, which announced that "lying Woodward...

  • Prime ministerial games, and Mr Blair's foul
    Sunday, 21 June 1998

    Harold Wilson claimed to have been a promising long-distance runner at Oxford and could later recite the names of the Huddersfield Town teams of his boyhood. Indeed, it is said that Mr Brian Walden forfeited any chance he might ever have had of joini...

  • The Agreeable World of Wallace Arnold: After the confusion, we knew we were men
    Sunday, 21 June 1998

    Deep breath, Wallace: deep breath. Let me explain. A small group of us meet on the third Wednesday of every fourth month at an upstairs room in The Garrick Club. The group was originally formed in 1958 to discuss the incidence and meaning of dental c...

  • A recession would remind us that even Mr Blair is human
    Sunday, 21 June 1998

    Governments fear recessions because they confirm what they are loath to concede: that the really powerful forces in our lives are outside their control. The German Marxist economist Jurgen Kuzcynski adored recessions, the bigger the better. He died l...

  • Profile: Neville and Doreen Lawrenc - All they want is justice
    Sunday, 21 June 1998

    By now the horrific sequence of events must be burnt into their consciousness. Stephen surrounded by the gang of white youths and forced to the ground. The long-bladed knife plunged twice into his chest. Stephen struggling to his feet, running 130 ya...

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