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Sunday, 7 June 1998

  • Don't kill American trash TV, manure nourishes rare blooms
    Monday, 8 June 1998

    If the artist made the work, the government pledged to act as a purchaser of last resort, should others fail to recognise its merit. Removed from the philistine vagaries of the market, Dutch artists would be freed to do their best work. Unfortunately...

  • Letter: Anger at student loans
    Monday, 8 June 1998

    JENNY FOWLER Woking, Surrey

  • Letter: Anger at student loans
    Monday, 8 June 1998

    TREVOR PLUNKETT Norwich

  • Letter: Quarries and landscapes
    Monday, 8 June 1998

    I am well aware of the intrusion our business makes to the Peak District scenery; irrespective of whether the quarry lies inside or outside the National Park boundary. However, quarrying is an inevitable price society must pay, as the products we pro...

  • Letter: Anger at student loans
    Monday, 8 June 1998

    We urge MPs, most of whom have benefited from a student grant, to oppose these proposals. We have the public support of well over 60 MPs and of the bulk of the student population. If MPs do vote for this attack, the rebellion that may take place in t...

  • Letter: Anger at student loans
    Monday, 8 June 1998

    Dr JOHN LALOR Portsmouth

  • Kids like Gazza and Blair make me feel grown-up
    Sunday, 7 June 1998

    This is a widespread malaise, perhaps the defining one of our times, and a list of the people who suffer from it would easily fill the remainder of this column. They certainly include Teddy Sheringham, the England player who tried to claim on Friday ...

  • He used to be a shy boy
    Sunday, 7 June 1998

    Likewise in recent months there have been rumours circulating that Stuart Higgins would be departing the helm of the Sun, to be replaced by the woman who was recently appointed his deputy, Rebekah Wade. A 30-year-old high-flyer from the News of the W...

  • Leading Article: This time we must care
    Sunday, 7 June 1998

    Just because we failed the Bosnians it does not necessarily follow that we should do in Kosovo what we failed to do in its Balkan neighbour. But all the evidence is that the lessons of Bosnia do in fact apply. In the case of Bosnia, the prevailing mo...

  • Forget dumbing down. We have never been so clever or original
    Sunday, 7 June 1998

    The thinking classes sigh, tut and embark on another round of jeremiads about the dumbing down of Britain. The phrase has taken on a mantra-like quality. Accusing others of being dumbed down puts the speaker on a platform of discernment which the ins...

  • William and I look to the ordinary, decent people
    Sunday, 7 June 1998

    It is surely one of the most courageous moves William has made since he first took over the reins of the Conservative Party, well on a par with his decision to attend last year's Notting Hill Carnival dressed as a village idiot. Broadly speaking, he ...

  • It's the way Tony tells 'em...
    Sunday, 7 June 1998

    But they say it's the way you tell them, and the way Mr Blair told them was in "mockney", a faint but perceptible faux-plebeian accent. Harold Wilson used to broaden his Yorkshire accent when he went North, and Blair lapses into a mild form of Estuar...

  • Well said, Clare Short
    Sunday, 7 June 1998

    Aid workers are used to being not simply beyond, but above reproach. They take it for granted, and assume everyone else does, that they are "committed"; that they "care". From their moral high ground they are more accustomed to attacking others for t...

  • Why ITV is the real scandal
    Sunday, 7 June 1998

    This must be of great concern to the Independent Television Commission, which is charged with watching standards on ITV and is these days the only organisation connected to commercial television that is not obsessed with ratings. Already the programm...

  • Don't blame the Bank when it all goes wrong
    Sunday, 7 June 1998

    The nationalisation of the Bank was the first significant measure of public ownership carried out by the 1945 Labour government. At the time it caused surprisingly little fuss, certainly nothing comparable to the rows about the creation of the health...

  • Letter: The protests were for this
    Sunday, 7 June 1998

    The responsibility is ours. Some people saw this coming. Fiona Walker London N19

  • Letter: Cheaper drugs that work
    Sunday, 7 June 1998

    First, the storage conditions ensure that there is no product deterioration. In fact, most drugs are stored for longer periods in other parts of the supply chain. Secondly, packing and repacking systems have built-in check routines to prevent contami...

  • Letter: A knife-edge
    Sunday, 7 June 1998

    TS O'Brien London W4

  • Letter: A long road to racial identity
    Sunday, 7 June 1998

    Later I married and now have two mixed-heritage children. When they asked me about their identity I took them to Kenya, where I too needed to search for my identity. I found the village where my father lived; I met him and my grandmother for the firs...

  • Letter: Home truths
    Sunday, 7 June 1998

    Tim Mickleburgh Grimsby, LincsA knife-edge

  • Letter: Parenthood is a positive career move, too
    Sunday, 7 June 1998

    Rosie Carnall Sheffield

  • Letter: Movie choice
    Sunday, 7 June 1998

    Films are routinely and successfully dubbed for French, German and Italian markets. If distribution followed the market,there could be massive audiences for French blockbusters or quirky and sexy Scandinavian films. But the British market seems to be...

  • Letter: Islam majority
    Sunday, 7 June 1998

    In 1945, Jinnah's Muslim League which had adopted the goal of Pakistan as the essence of its manifesto, won all the Muslim seats in the Indian central legislature. These elections were based on a wide (albeit limited) adult franchise. So the basis of...

  • Letter: Parenthood is a positive career move, too
    Sunday, 7 June 1998

    Helen G Brown Cardiff

  • Letters: Briefly
    Sunday, 7 June 1998

    Jean Loutz Senlisse, France l WHILE naturally delighted that Maggie O'Farrell thought so highly of Alan Warner's novel The Sopranos, (Review, 31 May), I was puzzled by the stern knuckle-rapping delivered in response to the author's "irksome habit of ...

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