15 January 1999
Has Richard Weight been asleep for the past ten years ("Raise St George's standard high", 8 January)? It is not the...
15 January 1999
No 3560 Set by Margaret Rogers Instead of the eight new classes thought up by the Office for National Statistics, David...
Politics
08 January 1999
To announce that you will join a new venture only after it has been proved successful may well be a prudent position,...
08 January 1999
Beggar your neighbours The government is to clamp down on beggars who use their children to solicit cash on the...
08 January 1999
Saturday I am lying low at home, depressed and hoping like hell not to get a call from Bird Island, or wherever The...
08 January 1999
Globalisation, Unemployment and Government Policy (a Full Employment Forum pamphlet, £3.00 from Pam Richards, 1 Station...
08 January 1999
The search unearthed a "filthy kitchen", infested by mice and "German" cockroaches, with "dangerously low levels of...
08 January 1999
Peter Wilby, in his defence of the New Statesman (Media, 1 January), comments that "the present NS is by no means...
08 January 1999
Thanks, Andrew Stephen (18/25 December), for deconstructing the baffling "happy holidays" card I got from a Canadian...
08 January 1999
I was amused to note that Lord Weidenfeld is not interested in the "nitty-gritty of the book trade" (Profile, 1 January...
08 January 1999
Bruce Kent (Diary, 18/25 December) tells of his shock on discovering that toy electric chairs are sold in the USA. I,...
08 January 1999
Umberto Eco ("Don't slip on the media's banana skins", 18/25 December) makes a strong argument regarding the gossip-...
08 January 1999
Samuel Brittan's argument ("A wrong turning on the Third Way?", 1 January) that the Third Way represents an attack on...
08 January 1999
Alan Pavelin's dogmatic arguments don't work (Letters, 1 January). Agnosticism as invented by T H Huxley more than a...
08 January 1999
Peter Stanford ("Would you believe it?", 18/25 December) is determined to have his Pope Joan, though the Oxford...

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