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  • Yeltsin should feel proud: he kept the dream alive
    Sunday, 30 August 1998

    The developments of the past week mean that I now have an even more devalued bet on a devalued Russian President. But then this is the third time in six years that the imminent demise of Boris Yeltsin has been announced. Each time, through health cri...

  • White mess, black chaos
    Sunday, 30 August 1998

    A few years ago there was a Fleet Street story about two hacks in El Vino, one saying to the other: "You've heard the news from Zaire? They say it's another Congo." At the time that seemed quite funny. Less so is Menzies Campbell, the Liberal Democra...

  • It's my party and I'll criticise it if I want to...
    Sunday, 30 August 1998

    Of late, I have been waking up in cold sweats, with the ghastly thought that Tony Blair's proposed new anti-terror laws could just as easily be applied to "real" Labour supporters. In this recurring nightmare, I am thrown before the mercy of a jury o...

  • Alarm bells should be ringing
    Sunday, 30 August 1998

    Among those detained was the Palestinian writer and academic Abbas Shiblak, who had lived in Britain for many years and was well-known - to everyone but the police and the Security Services - as a moderate. Mr Shiblak was freed after two weeks of int...

  • A word of warning about Italian villagers in the road
    Sunday, 30 August 1998

    Here in Tuscany/Umbria one learns to appreciate the simple things, such as cleaning the pool or playing Patience on one's laptop. There is the daily, sublime hilarity of Garfield in the Herald Tribune, the challenge of yet another 1,000-piece jigsaw ...

  • Letter: Diana was more harmed than harming. Leave her alone
    Sunday, 30 August 1998

    I have been involved for years in inter-faith dialogue and so have a fair understanding of other faiths. Children, homosexuals and lonely housewives are to be found in all of them - thank God they have somewhere to go - but to describe any religion a...

  • Letter: Not the mind of a killer
    Sunday, 30 August 1998

    Bob Smith may have many unlikeable qualities, but he has a useful main job (as an electrician) and his brushes with the law have not been serious enough to prevent his other, state employment. He had a disrupted and violent childhood, but is a welcom...

  • The gentle art of vocal climbing Beware the language hooligans
    Sunday, 30 August 1998

    Dr Griffiths is obviously a prat, but his conduct does raise the question of what a Cambridge lecturer is supposed to do when confronted with someone from Harlow. Is she supposed to leave the university with the same accent as she had on entering it?...

  • Letter: Bombs will not win
    Sunday, 30 August 1998

    You also peddle the "retaliation is a regrettable necessity" line. Why do commentators believe this tripe? Israel has consistently pursued a policy of violent retaliation but this has not stopped the rocket attacks and the suicide bombers. What it ha...

  • Letter: Animal aid
    Sunday, 30 August 1998

    Among human characteristics are the ability to experience pain, fear, hunger and thirst and a preference for freedom. There is nothing anthropomorphic about attributing to other animals the characteristics they so obviously share with us. And it is n...

  • ...and into extra time Profile: Jimmy Hill
    Sunday, 30 August 1998

    When broadcasters disappear over the hill, they go to work for Sky television, whose primary role is to flog subscriptions to film and sport. Earlier in the year it signed Barry Norman from the BBC to be the Methuselah of its movie coverage. Last wee...

  • Letter: A pest to whom exactly?
    Sunday, 30 August 1998

    The genocide of these communities in place of an analysis of industrial farm practice - ie, production regimes where TB may be incubated in silage production, intensive sheds where animals are in continual contact with each others' urine and saliva, ...

  • Letter: The people's choice
    Sunday, 30 August 1998

    Coca-Cola's patriotic nature became a social reality through public demand, that of Future Cola through the demands of a government.

  • The Ottawa Convention is a minefield in itself
    Sunday, 30 August 1998

    It is hardly surprising that the Princess's involvement in the anti- landmines campaign, which led to the signing of the Ottawa Convention last December, should come under renewed scrutiny in the present climate. But perhaps the forest is obscured by...

  • Letter: Diana was more harmed than harming. Leave her alone
    Sunday, 30 August 1998

    Diana was able to stay with her sons long enough for them to be able to form their own opinions. These they will voice when the time comes. Until then, I do not think anyone should sit in judgement, do you?

  • QUOTES OF THE WEEK
    Sunday, 30 August 1998

    Ronald Biggs, Great Train Robber, advising Australian fugitive Christopher Skase Even the Prime Minister publicly gets in touch with his feelings; where once we liked our leaders to stand granite-faced and immovable in the face of disaster, nowadays ...

  • QUIZ OF THE WEEK
    Sunday, 30 August 1998

    1. How many times has Russian President Boris Yeltsin sacked his entire government? 2. Who are MAGO? 3. Who is an unnamed Texan millionaire paying $5m to have cloned? 4. Which famous wife has had her reputation restored after being branded a "monster...

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