30 AUGUST 1980

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Loud but not clear

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Loud but not clear The Trades Union Congress, gathering at Brighton on Monday, opens the political season. The TUC meets when unemployment is nudging two million, higher than...

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Notebook Few of us who work in ;ourrnalism i III iltorget the dclponicnc\ which ctCtid(l uLponI our colleagues of Ili liclCes whcn the newNsp iper 'n as closed last x ear. Ihe...

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The case for conscription

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Another voice The case for conscription Auberon Waugh Montarnaur, Aude BefOre pursuing mx inluirv into what it is that makes the Fr'ench a happier. saner, more prosperous...

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Inside the Lenin shipyard

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Inside the Lenin shipyard Tim Garton Ash (Gim .sk -1 he vkorkcrs in Gdansk hclickc thc\ arc thc masters in Polandi novk 'I think torlorro" we change gokernment'. a \oung...

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A message to the Shires

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A message to the Shires Henry Fairlie i Ias /I hl'iV,,,. It is pleasinge to k no\ from the corresponde1nee CO luMIP that I am read in tile Shires. But I ani sorrm t hat mx...

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Sex and the Synod

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Sex and the Synod Peter Nichols Rom C Was remindLed1 this week of aI convcrsationl With the Jesuit gencral, Father Pedro Arrupc Whe,, hie gave me, over dinner everil y ears...

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Russia after the circus

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Russia after the circus Christopher Booker An alnmost reflex habit \ou gZt into in the looki ng-glass \orld ot the So-,let Un ion - trom wChere I recentI\ returned after three...

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The trials of Mr Murray

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The trials of Mr Murray Peter Paterson Therc seemn little prospect that Mr l-onid Nlurravsk. OBEI. v ill be removed from his post as head of the official trade union movement,...

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A port for willing workers

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A port for willing workers Richard West Fe'lixrsto we Ihe Collapse of our heavy industrv in the Midlands andl the North has been accomPanied by a revival of fortunes in what,...

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Too many mirages

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Too many mirages Tony Rudd Therecent handling of thcgilt-edged market bN the authorities brings to mind the ordeal of John Mills in the desert war film ce C/old ii Alex The...

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[Sir: Mr Hastings, mentioning my name as...]

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Sir: Mr Hastings, mentioning m! namne as Anthony Blunt's literary agent, writes: It would be unreasonable to expect moral indignation from any of the representatives of what...

Smear and taint

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Smear and taint Sir: Very nice of Peregrine Worsthorne to try to -elevate me to the rank of distinguished Marxist philosopher (Notebook. 16 August), but it will take a bit more...

[Sir: The article by Max Hastings, with the...]

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Letters I A question of hubris Sir: The article bx Max Hastings, with the revolting headline 'The hubris of Anthony Blunt' (23 August) is, by a short head, the most...

Living cathedrals

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Living cathedrals Sir: I have not vet read Gerald Cobb's English Cathedrals. The Forgoutei Ceni'uries. Your reviewer (26 July ) gives a fascinating glimpse of the author living...

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[Sir: Hostile as Patrick Marnham's views on...]

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Sir: Hostile as Patrick Marnham's views on Israel and Zionism are, they do at least have the virtue of consistency. In Marnham's private world, Zionism is an unmitigated evil...

Orwell's Southwold

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Orwell's Southwold Sir: Richard West ends his article on Southwold (23 August) bh calling it a 'favourite own' of George Orwell and Clement Attlee. This ma\ be true of Attlee,...

[Sir: I do not take the Spectator regularly,...]

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Interpreting history Sir: I do not take the Spectalor regularly, and have only just seen Mr Patrick Marnham's Postscript, 'History abused' (12 July). But it made me ask what...

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Lourdes: A Modern Pilgrimage Patrick Marnham

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Books Serving God and mammon rs *.. michard Ingrams Lourdes: A Modern Pilgrimage Patrick Marnham (Heinemann £8.50) The facts - though mans will dispute the Word - arc well...

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Mountbatten: Hero of our time Richard Hough Fifty years with Mountbatten Charles Smith

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Semi-royal Alastair Forbes Mountbatten: Hero of our time Richard Hough (Weidenfeld £8.50) Fifty vears with Mountbatten Charles Smith (Sidgwick £5.95) '1odav he was...

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The Great Gunnery Scandal: The Mystery of Jutland Anthony Pollen

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If only ... Philip Warner The Great Gunnery Scandal: The Mvs- tery of Jutland Anthony Pollen (Collins £7.50) 'There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships...

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The Hill of Kronos Peter Levi

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Philhellene Jonathan Keates The Hill of Kronos Peter Levi (collins £6 95) I tigilorl~lizzz Wetc nlot nowadavs so f(sI(W abt le1 imgigt ie templted to miake l virt'c f ni {...

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Sir Henry and Sons; Mr Nicholas; Daymare Thomas Hinde

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Menacing Francis King Sir Henry and Sons; Mr Nicholas; Day- mare Thomas Hinde (Macmillan £6.95 each) A few years ago I was touring Romania bN car with a friend, when I...

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Cosi fan tutte; 11 matrimonio segreto

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Edinburgh Festival Oh de Cologne Geoffrey Wheatcroft Cosi fan tutte; 11 matrimonio segreto (Cologne Opera) I ~. IIlihIr u, I LI I-X\i\ 1" h II C~a "k~ III i) I1 ,IC CIII...

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Line 'Em (Cottesloe)

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Theatre Essay r% Bryan Robertson Lirle'Em (Cottesloe) -Otnfrontation is the VCer stuff of dramia. With the varying kinds and degrees of nieceg-to-terms nccssarN to achieve...

Breaking Glass

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Cinema This England Peter Ackroyd Breaking Glass i ('AA' selected cinemas) At the beginning of Broken Glass, the camera roams around an English 'pop' party. Some familiar...

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Art Countryman John McEwen 6(;1,$/pard |)utghet', ca0//(d Ga(,$'2pard( P()zs.0.$i1, 115- 75 . -A Fl-utich hudscape p)ai'lmer iii I 71h-c('lri R?.ome( a urd h1is i'tiflucticc...

English haven

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High life English have[' Taki Islani d of Kea Last week I sailed to Kea, at first glance just another brown, barrcn, rather boring9 island 5( miles cast of Athens. I had...

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Lows life Collisions Jeffrey Bernard Such is ll , the country that a pub Chang, g handis is the event Of the month. TIhat and the Lambourn carnival. No wonder then that a...

Satan sick

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Postscript Satan sick Patrick Marnham Pijsa, halv Pisa in August is one of the great centres of 20th-centur\ culture. The Piazza dei Miracoli. site of the Leaning Tower. is...