18 NOVEMBER 1966

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It is not too soon, therefore, to consider what the

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alternatives are for Britain should the present negotiations fail. The harsh truth is that they scarcely exist at all. The Commonwealth alternative is now mani- festly a dead...

Portrait of the Week

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MR WILSON, however, stuck at it : he addressed the Lord Mayor's banquet and spoke a little more about his vision of Europe, proposing a new European techno- logical community....

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POLITICAL COMMENTARY o we,' inquired one political correspondent D this

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week, 'really have to go through all this again?' He was referring, of course, to the nego- tiations, or whatever the currently favoured word is, for entry into the Common...

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logy. When the hatchet men of today do their lethal work of depriving people of their property or rendering their contracts illegal, they bring to the killing an apparatus so...

Beyond Parental Control

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N Tuesday morning the French press gave only a very modest amount of space to Mr Harold Wilson's speech the evening before at the Lord Mayor's banquet. In government circles,...

But among the technical difficulties which have increased are agriculture

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and sterling. On both these points the French position is firm. As far as agriculture is concerned, a system has been established in Brussels which means that member countries...

extend membership-----and therefore the chance of benefiting from the mutual

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assistance pro- visions laid down in the Treaty for the help of member countries in balance of payments diffi- culties—to a country which, because of the existence of large...

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...without investing a penny! How to add a complete fuel

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technology lab to your plant... • • ` into action and their one aim will be to help you translate theory into proven commercial practice. Comparative fuel cost statements...

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Britain has much to offer, not merely in the way

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of achievement and capacity, but also in the tech- niques of state intervention to promote techno- logical advance—even though we have much to learn from free-enterprise...

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Unnerving to the student

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in certain psychosomatic diseases such as asthma and constitutional eczema, but even these have often turned out disappointing in the long term. People who stop smoking under...

As a consequence, hypnosis was for many years discredited as

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a therapeutic method. It • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • id/ • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • survived as a parlour trick, a...

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H OUSES have always absorbed me. Swedish manors with generals going mad in the library; 338 Rue St Honore where Robespierre lived during Terror '94; the home with a certain...


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Fleet St Squeeze By DONALD McLACHLAN I T looks as if Mr Geoffrey Browne's report on productivity and restrictive practices in the newspaper industry will now be ready just as...

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Talking 'Big' to Americans just doesn't sell them seats on

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an aircraft. Especially visiting Americans with all Europe's airlines to choose from. What does sell tickets is having flights going to the right places at the right times....

From: Professor P. T. Bauer. Dudley J. Coates, R. R.

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Pedley, Roy and John Boulting, John Terry, Alan Wood and Peter Henry, D. J. Reynolds. L L - EA2 7I-TE

people and places. Ask any American.

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Dr Balogh and the Third World SIR,—Lord Campbell of Eskan,

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in his letter (SPECTATOR, November 11) commenting on my article (November 4), charges me with having allegedly 'dressed up "the rich man in his castle, the poor man at his gate"...

Lord Campbell of Eskan professes to find my article easy

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to read, but difficult to swallow. He writes that he 'read it with ease, but with a growing sense of cold distaste.' Your readers may have noted 'that he nowhere even attempts...

Similarly, on number of 'A'-level subjects, the 'fact' quoted supports

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comprehensivisation. Since a comprehensive school takes all children and not just the top 15-25 per cent, of course it needs a bigger school to produce 'equal' results. To com-...

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By PAUL GRINKE HE art treasures of the mediaeval city states I of Italy have been visited and admired for so many years that it is easy to forget how vulner- able they are....

coes and altarpieces is an onerous one and it is

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hard to see how churches can provide the security and elementary safeguards against theft and damage which public galleries employ. But the thought of denuded churches is not a...

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her first role since her Academy Award for "Darling"

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HE Bethnal Green Museum is an elegantly I glass-roofed pleasure

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dome administered by the Circulation Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Department, which does Trojan work in education, has just set up a modestly presented but...

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But the images—the paper eye, the stomach like a cave—distance

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the scene as if it were on stage. The word 'weep' adds to the deliberately formal quality. In Alamein to Zem Zem, Douglas writes : 'Silence is a strange thing to us who live: we...

This new edition includes all Douglas's line drawings, though, unfortunately,

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the editors tell us, it proved impossible to include the colour illustrations. Many of the drawings depict dead bodies, and Douglas's attitude to death is the key to his mature...

D I N October 1942, as the battle of Alamein began,

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Keith Douglas was at divisional head- quarters, with an easy job as officer in charge of camouflage training. Bored and frustrated, he set out, in direct disobedience of orders,...

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One seeks for the cause of this deep-rooted malignity. His

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childhood was spent in genuine poverty, but not in desperate or even excep- tionally unhappy surroundings. The accident that destroyed his minor civil service career may have...

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infidelity, was brought up against him.' It appeared that at

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a meeting of the London Dialec- tical Society Amberley had spoken in favour of family limitation : 'and after all it turned out to be a medical question how this could best be...

Another subject which takes up much of the space is

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elections. Ponder the figures suggested as reasonable for election expenses by an ad- vanced reforming Liberal of the 1860s. The Duke of Bedford offers a thousand undepreciated...

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The second writes his second novel, The Words of My

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Roaring, which takes us refreshingly far from home to a parched Alberta in the 1930s, where a Swedish-Canadian undertaker promises rain in return for votes. As its huge hero...

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tions, and although Mrs Lewis hasn't the Margaret Yourcenar or

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Mary Renault gifts of empathy and total immersion in the chosen time and subject, she writes a spankingly good story about Matilda, whom the legends cal] gentle but she calls a...

F unds. Delete as required.

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Name Address

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The Companies Bill which was introduced in the House of

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Commons at the beginning of this month is not the managerial revolution which Mr Wilson seemed to promise. It is merely a revised version of the Bill which came before...


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Certainly, 'big businesses,' as Lord Campbell says, 'must come to

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terms with the society in which they are rooted,' but surely it is obvious that they have already done so seeing that they are prepared to work under the Prices and In- comes...

ITIHE announcement that the Prime Minister I 'means business' in

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taking the first steps to joining the EEC, brought no particular cheer to the equity share markets. The fact that it would take a year or two before the European move, if...

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