11 December 1998
Geoffrey Robertson, in his otherwise sensible piece ("Pinochet: the press got it wrong", 4 December), is mistaken in...
11 December 1998
Geoffrey Wheatcroft ("The rise of the philistines", 4 December) is right to deplore the lack of cultivation of our...
11 December 1998
Someone had better quickly tell John Lloyd and Jack Straw, the Home Secretary, that a parent's marital status does...
11 December 1998
To say, as John Elliott does, that India is held back by Hinduism is really the height of western perverseness ("Held...
11 December 1998
While vacuuming the threadbare carpet in my dilapidated end terrace, it suddenly occurred to me how preposterous your...
11 December 1998
George Cowley says it is dogmatic to say that God is not (Letters, 4 December). No more so than to say the same about...
11 December 1998
Denis MacShane ("Open lists will give us closed minds", 27 November) offers a convincing defence of closed lists, and...
11 December 1998
No 3556 Set by Leonora Casement You were asked for recipes from a top chef for some of the simple meals that people...
04 December 1998
No 3555 Set by Gordon Gwilliams You were asked for prose that included terms found in the New Oxford Dictionary of...
Politics
04 December 1998
The nanny state is far from dead: league tables of school results, of the sort published this week; curfews on unruly...
04 December 1998
Wednesday The day starts with a row. Cheryl decides that a minor domestic failure on my part (I forgot to do the twins...
04 December 1998
Bon appetit Desperate Dan and other T-bone aficionados can start salivating. Nick Brown, the Minister of Agriculture,...
04 December 1998
The Dead Citizens' Charter (National Funerals College publication, £5 from the NFC, 3 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TX, tel...
04 December 1998
The prince sympathised with young black soldiers at the Army Training Regiment in Pirbright, Surrey. Donovan Mowatt,...
04 December 1998
The government's £75 "pension guarantee", which Frank Field rightly criticises as a disincentive to savings, is neither...

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