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4 September 1987: Tony Blair, Labour's shadow trade and industry spokesperson, on the party's growing affection for proportional representation.
14 March 1931: On the stark toll capital punishment has inflicted on British society.
10 October 1997: Paris unfolds like a multi-layered novel, its characters and narratives weaving tales of beauty and ugliness, pleasure and hardship.
25 January 1947: The North Pole as the centre of the world.
18 September 1915: Can we be sure that the man who was primarily responsible for these blunders has not a worse blunder in store for us?
18 April 1969: Julian Mitchell reviews Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint.
29 November 1999: Glenda Jackson has excised all traces of a starry past; now, sure that a tortoise can win, she plods on in the race for mayor.
7 January 1922: The real villain is a contradiction of normal life – a contradiction so extravagant that he seems at times a grotesque invention.
14 February 1986: The very food a woman is expected to give others as an expression of her caring – and duty – towards them, is forbidden to herself.
16 July 1971: If only Rab Butler had possessed the killer instinct, he could conceivably have become prime minister on three different occasions.
12 May 1989: How plans made in Washington and Whitehall are destroying village life in Britain.