14 JUNE 1975

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Political Commentary

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Warnings to Mrs Thatcher Patrick Cosgrave Whatever else is true about the referendum campaign, this is indisputably so: that the campaign was a triumph for Mr Heath and a...

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International law

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Terrorism beyond the law Eric Moonman, MP The drama of a hijacking lasts only until the news editor gets another story for his front page. But the tragedy persists long after...

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Weakened flanks David W. Wragg Without the American defeats in South-East Asia and the attempt by the United States to create stronger links between NATO and Spain, the recent...

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Spectator peregrinations

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As an unbiased freeloader I went to the post-referendum parties of both the pros and the antis last Friday. I wanted a last glimpse of that Prentice-type inter-party...

Westminster corridors

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Friday. the Sixth day of June Seated in my Library and there occupied in the Study of ()economical Cataclysms in Past Times (to which Topick I have but lately paid Attention so...

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Will Waspe

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Theatre people are evidently as pleased as they are surprised that Westminster City Council is offering the old Playhouse in Northumberland Avenue on lease as a theatre again,...

Book marks

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There have been some red faces at Weidenfeld and Nicolson this spring — a testament not to the sunny climes of Clapham Junction, but to a mixture of unconcealed rage and...

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Simon Raven on Kipling, and the virtues of hard work Philip Mason, as he explains in his Foreword*, has set out to tell us what we need to know of Kipling's life if we are to...

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utangs Dee Wells Popcorn Venus Marjorie Rosen (Peter Owen £6.50) We can, I think, do without the preliminaries about woman's lot and simply assume that all men with an IQ over...

Rumours of wars

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Chapman Pincher The Road to Ramadan Mohamed Heikal (Collins £4.50) With the reopening of the Suez Canal any reliable information about the Egyptians' real attitude towards...

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Arianna Stassinopoulos Females of the Species Hugh Lloyd-Jones (Duckworth £8.50) Mary and Misogyny C. R. Boxer (Duckworth £4.95) No literary device has a longer history than...

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Art, not life Peter Ackroyd Jesus on a Stick Ian Cochrane (Routledge and Kegan Paul £3.50) The Dry Conspiracy Frederick Broadie (Chatto and Windus £3.25) Here are two writers...

Crime Compendium

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A "favourite" crime or thriller writer is, to me, one the whole corpus of whose work I sit down and re-read every now and again. Next in line to the favourites — or, as I would...

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Press Ross McWhirter and a free press Bill Grundy Having lunch with Ross McWhirter is like sitting down to a banquet with a lot of people. Because Ross McWhirter is a lot of...


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Cost of tampering John Linklater A recent front page article (Sunday Times, May 25) has drawn public attention to the danger of prescribing steroid hormone tablets for the...

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Taken in adultery Martin Sullivan 'The scribes and Parisees bring a woman staken in adultery and having set her in the midst, they say to Jesus, 'Master, this woman hath been...

Country life

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Byways of Chelsea Dennis Wood I am becoming more and more case-hardened against the grand spectaculars at the Chelsea Flower Show, and nowadays I prefer to begin by exploring...

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Very special old bread Philip Kleinman Well, bless my soul, how time does fly. It seems only the other day that I was writing in these columns about the latest crop of...


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Death without a sting Kenneth Robinson The Passenger Director: Antonioni Stars: Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre 'A' Ritz (120 mins). Mice Doesn't Live Here Any...

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Tributaries Kenneth Hurren Loot by Joe Orton (Royal Court Theatre) Oh Coward! devised by Roderick,: Cook from the words and music of Noel Coward (Criterion) 1 ,1t's just...


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Exhibitionism Evan Anthony William Tucker goes to some pains to explain the title he has given to the collection he has selected for the Hayward Gallery's The Condition of...

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Income distribution: the current state of ignorance

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Alan Maynard The wealth tax proposals, which remain very much in the air, and the standing Royal Commission on income and wealth distribution, impel public interest in the...

A fool and his money

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The shape of austerity to come Bernard Hollowood A number of readers (eleven to be precise — my wife, children and grandchildren) have asked me to advise them on methods of...

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Skinflint's City Diary

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Scuffles for control of the embattled Ashbourne Investments not only continue, but now look to include a new contender. Rows about the company have now continued for eighteen...