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Sunday, 27 September 1998

  • Letter: Give Scots the government they voted for, or lose them
    Sunday, 27 September 1998

    Why does the unthinkable have to be thought on welfare? Are not our benefits some of the lowest in the industrialised West? What boom and bust? There has never been a boom up here. What welfare-to-work? There is no work! Why the attitude, "if you wan...

  • The great divide
    Sunday, 27 September 1998

    According to a survey published last week, more than half of today's parents would like their children to make a journey in the other direction - from state to private. The MORI poll, commissioned by the Independent Schools Information Service (ISIS)...

    Sunday, 27 September 1998

    1. Cherie Booth is to play a starring part on Chinese television. What's it all in aid of? 2. Donk is a lucky creature. Who was his saviour and from where did she rescue him? 3. What is Britishness? Who is asking this, and why? 4. HD187123 - the name...

    Sunday, 27 September 1998

    ALAN BORG Director, Victoria and Albert Museum, London HOW young does one have to be to read your paper? Am I in serious danger of people laughing behind my back as I collect it from my newsagent? To Anne McElvoy, "Standing at the Door" is an "angry ...

  • Letter: Still a dirty word
    Sunday, 27 September 1998

    No one would have preferred war if peace could have been secured with honour, but that was never on offer at Munich and there were many who wept with rage and shame when Chamberlain returned to London brandishing his pathetic piece of paper and prati...

  • Letter: Give Scots the government they voted for, or lose them
    Sunday, 27 September 1998

    If Scotland uses devolution to pursue the same economic policies as have failed south of the border and around the world we are sunk. If we pursue a radical approach which enables people to participate fully and equitably in the benefits of trade, wh...

  • Letter: Far from popping off
    Sunday, 27 September 1998

    The music industry is not in crisis; it is going through one of its cycles when nothing new is coming along. But it will; it always does. The advent of the Internet is an interesting development. It will provide opportunities for unsigned bands to se...

  • Letter: The other Belgium
    Sunday, 27 September 1998

    The incident in Ronse, where disabled children were ordered out of their school bus, was blown out of proportion by the French-speaking media. The issue was about having the correct licence to transport the children. According to the national ministr...

  • Comment: Two bitter blows for this once great nation
    Sunday, 27 September 1998

    Where was I? Ah, yes. Chin up, Wallace. Wipe those tears away. Big blow. And again. Deep breath. All better now. I am writing, of course, about our "friends " (please note the inverted commas - as you may have guessed, I am no stranger to irony!!) in...

  • Comment: Lord Jenkins must keep a sense of proportion
    Sunday, 27 September 1998

    It also meant that, for the rest of the week, no one was much interested in the Lib Dems and what they were up to. Those correspondents who were attending the conference departed for London straightaway or remained transfixed before their television ...

  • Comment: Religion and sex - Bill's big problem
    Sunday, 27 September 1998

    In the new movie, Ms Diaz is an orthopedic surgeon with whom men just can't help falling in love, including her old flame, Ted, played by Ben Stiller. The question is whether she will end up with Ted or one of her other suitors, and you can't get a m...

  • Leading article: Party time is over, Tony
    Sunday, 27 September 1998

    After 17 months in office, the Blair government has many achievements in which it can take pride. The economy remains in impressive shape. Tory politicians and press will call that an inheritance from the previous government. It might be truer to say...

  • God bless Bill Clinton, God damn the Republican Party
    Sunday, 27 September 1998

    Not that today's British Conservative Party has a very much better record in the defence of the monarchy, our comparably pre-eminent and endangered institution. During the years of Prince Charles's self-inflicted injuries, for example, Mr Major discr...

  • Leading article: Class distinction
    Sunday, 27 September 1998

    It won't do. We need a class system fit for the new millennium. Peter Mandelson (grammar-school): get to it. We should bring in new labels, such as the "big-house-with-radio- operated-iron-gates-but-it's-all-on-tick" classes, the "public-school- but-...

  • Letter: Clean sea, dirty land?
    Sunday, 27 September 1998

    GILL CARILL Chepstow, Monmouthshire

  • Letter: Elite v. lite
    Sunday, 27 September 1998

    How will Chris Smith's idea for a downmarket Booker work? ("Smith attacks 'elitist' Booker", 20 September.) Instead of trying to find the best, his judges would have the difficult task of rewarding the second-rate - no doubt based on patronising assu...

  • Letter: Fair shares
    Sunday, 27 September 1998

    PIPPA SPENCE Edinburgh

  • Letter: Give Scots the government they voted for, or lose them
    Sunday, 27 September 1998

    MARK JONES National Museums of Scotland

  • Letter: Still a dirty word
    Sunday, 27 September 1998

    Appeasement may be among the noblest words in the language. Sadly this eulogy does not extend to the word "Heydrich". GRAEME CRAWFORD East Kilbride

    Sunday, 27 September 1998

    Now twist the device, just a little, and look again. What do you see now? A pack of rabid right-wingers, intent on bringing down a President who was elected and re-elected by the nation, politicians will inflict any filth on the public to achieve the...

    Sunday, 27 September 1998

    Try hard enough, and it will be added unto you. Now, by leaving the mother of his 11-month-old child, he has revealed himself to be nothing but a well-heeled member of the underclass. Apart from the presence of money, he has arranged his personal lif...

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