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  • Our man sets the world to rhyme
    Sunday, 28 June 1998

    "Said a princely achiever from Ghana, The world cannot wait for manana, Now I head the UN, I do not preten' It's the nearest I've come to Nirvana." Perhaps not. Sir John is bound for non-executive directorships at British Telecom and Rolls-Royce Aero...

  • The power of words
    Sunday, 28 June 1998

    Over the past 22 years in the Middle East, I have noted the ever-increasing power of lobby groups. Well funded, well versed in methods of denial, they are past masters in suggesting to our editors - and, if they can get away with it, in the readers' ...

  • Don't touch the euro, Maude, or we'll all have rabies
    Sunday, 28 June 1998

    I'm delighted, too, to see that the new editor of the Sun, bless him, has been persuaded by the womanly wiles of Maude Francis to come out firmly against Mr Blair. "Is THIS the most dangerous man in Britain?" the Sun asked last week, alongside a phot...

  • Big Brother with a high moral sense
    Sunday, 28 June 1998

    Now George Orwell himself stands accused of his own brand of totalitarianism, or of proto-McCarthyism. In 1948, an innocuous-sounding Information Research Department was set up within the Foreign Office by Christopher Mayhew, then a junior minister, ...

  • Leading Article: The virtue of compromise
    Sunday, 28 June 1998

    We would have wished that the opponents of the Good Friday agreement, led with such irritating swagger by Ian Paisley, had not done as well as they have. But the prospects for this assembly are, regardless of the precise allocation of seats to partie...

  • Sierra Leone proves Cook will whitewash with the best of them
    Sunday, 28 June 1998

    Forget Glastonbury: get me to the next FCO rave. I want to meet these Vespa-riding, dark-shirted guys who dig ethical foreign policy. True, there is nothing as cringe-making as very straight people telling you how alternative they are. But we should ...

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