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Review, page 25 Paul Kennedy: Yale's favourite Geordie,,! history man .'iilllili 25p Friday 12 February 1988 Published in London and Manchester GneDps ILalbow Ibireaik Ihiiroaiiglh) poDQ hsimeir Martin Linton n ABOUR has reached a 1 1 six-year six-year six-year high in the I I Guardian Marplan In-L3dex In-L3dex In-L3dex with a February rating rating of 42 per cent, one point behind behind the Government at 43 per cent. The rise in Labour's support, putting 'it through the 40' per cent "barrier" for the first time since the Marplan index started its monthly record of public opinion in 1982, appears to be a result of the crisis in the National Health Service. Polling Polling started two days after the nurses' day of action. But the Government has not suffered yet from the chorus of criticism it has faced from the nurses and the opposition. Its support has, in fact, gone up by one per cent in the last month and is at exactly the same level as its vote in last summer's general general election. It is the Alliance parties that have suffered, dropping from 17 to 14 per cent after the fiasco of their merger negotiations and the divisions revealed by their conferences at Blackpool and Sheffield over the lastsngstli. . That will do nothing to spoil . Mr Neil Kinnock's relief that his party has cleared the 40 per cent hurdle which Labour leaders leaders began to feefwas an invisible invisible barrier before the election. Other polls have occasionally put Labour above 40 per cent, and Labour has twice reached 40 per cent in Marplan. But on both the earlier occasions in February 1984 and September 1986 its support has immediately immediately started to recede again. It could easily do the same again since public opinion has Dagenham Euro Stephen Cook reports WE ARE cursing the English all right, says a jovial German car worker as he heads through the driving rain towards the bright blue Ford plant at Cologne to start his morning shift. "We are cursing the management management of Ford of Europe. This is a highly political company company and the strike is a highly political business," he says, declining declining to give his name. "I can't blame the workers over there for striking. We had a two week strike here six or seven years ago and there have been hardly any strikes in Britain Britain recently." Not all his of colleagues at the largest Ford plant in West Germany Germany are so forthright. "It's not for me to judge whether they're right or wrong," says Bernd Zeller, a thoughtful production worker, who detaches himself from the industrious tide heading towards the factory entrance in and away from the chill Rhine winds. "I don't know the conditions conditions over there." He himself has settled this year for a 2 per cent rise and a News in brief Tomorrow The new 20-page 20-page 20-page Saturday section, Guardian Choices, with helpful thoughts on how to pass your leisure time Community crisis hopes THE leaders of the 12 European Community governments were last night wrestling with a complicated complicated compromise to the EEC budget crisis. Page 24 Under pressure Speculation grew in Vienna that the two partners in Austria's Austria's governing coalition are pressing on President Kurt Waldheim to resign. Page 10 wmmm been more than usually volatile over the last few months and the polls have recorded rapid fluctuations. Last month's Marplan Marplan Index in the Guardian put the Conservatives just 2 per cent ahead, but a week later Gallup gave them a lead of Vh percent. They put the Conservatives at 45'2, Labour at 37 and the Alliance, then in the middle of its merger negotiations row, down at 15. But at the end of January, Mori gave the Government Government a commanding 14 point lead with the Conservatives at 50, with Labour at 36 and the Alliance at 12. What the Marplan polls appears appears to show is that disillusioned disillusioned Alliance supporters, who have been drifting away since the merger negotiations and the ill-feeling ill-feeling ill-feeling and public acrimony acrimony which came in its wake, are moving in greater numbers to Labour. "If an election were to be held tomorrow, which party would you vote for: Conservative, Labour Labour or Alliance? A. . .. . .. . . . ..A...N..." from Cologne 15-minute 15-minute 15-minute reduction in the working day. But his response was typical of many of His fellow-workers fellow-workers fellow-workers in the land of Vorsprung durch Technik to the four-day-old four-day-old four-day-old four-day-old four-day-old strike by their significantly worse-paid worse-paid worse-paid counterparts in Britain: a slightly bemused solidarity, solidarity, coloured by anxiety that, if the strike does bite, the Cologne end of the production line will have to start worrying. Cologne would be the last German plant to be affected, since it depends on Britain only for engines for the diesel-powered diesel-powered diesel-powered Fiesta not a great seller and for small parts and instruments which the management management thinks it can resource in France and Belgium. But it is accepted that Cologne could well shut down if the strike lasts until the end of March. The formal union view yesterday yesterday came from Rudolf Bam-bach, Bam-bach, Bam-bach, an IG-Metall IG-Metall IG-Metall representative, representative, who was brought into a management office for the interview. This was mainly because management won't allow journalists journalists into any Ford factories Investor action THE Stock Exchange is facing the threat of government action over its treatment of small investors. investors. Page 14 College cuts SEVEN universities are scheduled scheduled to have their grants cut in the next two years, according to figures released by the University University Grants Committee. Page 2 Seamen fined THE National Union of Seamen was fined 7,500 in the High court for failing to call off an illegal strike immediately. Page 4 Somme record A RESEARCH museum, largely hinging on the British role in the battle of the Somme, will be set up in Amiens. Page 10 People, page 2 Marion Serravalli's prison wedding Now Jan Dec Nov Bee Con 43 42 47 (46) 43. Lab 42 40 37 (33) 32 LibSDP 14 17 13 (17) 23 Other 1 2 3 (3) 2 Con lead 1 2 10 13 11 These are the very voters that Mr Kinnock has made it his job to attract to Labour. But he will be only too aware that their support is likely to be highly volatile. It could be lost as easily as it is gained if internal internal divisions in .the Labour Party match those in the Allicinco Many of these voters may have suspended judgment on the Alliance until March when the new merged party, the Social and Liberal Democrats, is finally launched and Dr Owen's continuing SDP is relaunched and will decide then where to put their support. But the Government will have good reason to be worried by Labour's strong showing. Many Conservatives had begun to believe after the January polls that they could come through the NHS crisis unscathed unscathed or that a "winter of discontent" discontent" atmosphere , as not only the nurses but the seamen and-Ford and-Ford and-Ford workers took, action, might turn to theirMvantesp. A The Marplali pRl, dnThe Other hand, shows that even If the NHS crisis does not necessarily necessarily hurUthe. Government it may be helping the Labour Party to broaden its appeal and break through its 40 per cent barrier. Marplan interviewed- interviewed- a tightly-controlled tightly-controlled tightly-controlled quota sample of 1,276 adults aged 18-plus 18-plus 18-plus in 103 randomly selected constituencies constituencies countrywide. Interviews were conducted face-to-face face-to-face face-to-face face-to-face face-to-face between between February 5 and 9. Leader comment, page 22 - threat during the strike, but it spoke volumes about the more comfortable comfortable union-management union-management union-management relations in West Germany. "We were surprised the offer was refused in Britain, and I think a lot of people in Britain were surprised too," said Herr Bambach. "But the two questions we had to answer in the works council were: what can we do to help and what effects will it have here? "I'm afraid international solidarity solidarity is our biggest problem. But it might be in our interests for the people in Britain to earn as much as us then the management management wouldn't go- go- on about switching production to England England all the time". Doubtless his fellow Ford workers in England would agree. "International solidarity" solidarity" may not be quite as snappy a slogan as Vorsprung durch Technik and the like but it is a one that would certainly attract the attention of the Ford managements managements throughout Europe. Europe grinds to halt, page 24 Divided city LABOUR-controlled LABOUR-controlled LABOUR-controlled Birmingham Birmingham council, which is split after spending millions promoting promoting the city for sports events, faces a threatened strike over. staffcuts.Page2 ; Plutonium row TWO US Congress committees have objected to British Nuclear Nuclear Fuels' plan to fly Plutonium Plutonium to Japan. Page 4 Party time THE Tory Central Office is resigned to a weekend of embarrassment embarrassment as Young Conservatives Conservatives gather in Eastbourne. Pages Walking out SOME 1,200 health workers walked out at three Glasgow hospitals. Page 3 COMPETITORS at Cruft's Dog Show, which opened yesterday, yesterday, pictured by Martin Ar- Ar- gles waiting to show their paces in the gundog section. Hundreds of setters, spaniels and pointers arrived at the Thatcher confrontation John Palmer in Brussels and James Naugrttie Mi RS THATCHER and the Irish Prime Minister, Mr Charles Hauehey, aire to meet today in Brussels in a highly charged atmosphere as the row over the Stalker affair continues unabated. Both governments governments were last night making making desperate attempts to play down the seriousness of the talks, but privately officials were not disguising the deepening deepening rift in Anglo-Irish Anglo-Irish Anglo-Irish relations. The meeting had been planned for last night but was postponed until later today. And although both govern ments insisted that the oniy reason for the postponement was lack, of time dunng the first day of the European Community Community summit, there were indications indications that the Mr Haughey was pressing for a more extended exchange with Mrs Thatcher than expected in London. The announcement in Lon don yesterday by the Attorney General, Sir Patrick Mayhew, that Mr John Stalker is not to be prosecuted under the Official Official Secrets Act for publishing his story, has not lessened the tensions in Brussels. Irish Government officials did not hide their unhappiness yesterday with the UK government government on the handling of the Stalker-Samnson Stalker-Samnson Stalker-Samnson inquiry and ,the refusal of the Attorney-General Attorney-General Attorney-General Attorney-General to prosecute the Royal Ulster Ulster Constabulary officers for attempting to pervert the course of justice. Bus Stop John Ezard THE skimpy black-laced black-laced black-laced blouse worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film Bus Stop sold at Sotheby's for 7,150 yesterday, more than twice the forecast price, in an auction full of nostalgia, affection and remi niscent lust. Although as a film costume it had little inherent raritv value, it was treated as an established historic relic. It fetched 3,000 more than a niehtshirt remit- remit- edly abandoned by Charles I in mysterious circumstances in a Suffolk mansion and nearly 7,000 more than a pair of the society photographer Cecil Beaton's Beaton's monoerammed velvet slippers. it went to Mr Patrick Mills, a Opinion, page 23 John Biffen looks in vain for the opposition L Earls Court exhibition centre in London with owners and fall make , up in tow. Some even had lucky rabbit mascots mascots in their pens. All have won atleast one champion's certificate this year to qual in new While Irish government officials officials would not be drawn on the precise demands Mr Haughey wants to put to Mrs Thatcher it seems clear they include at least the partial publication of some of the three separate reports into the "shoot to kill" affair. The Irish Government will not be satisfied with any outcome outcome which does not go beyond diciplinary action against the RUC officers involved even if this includes their "dismissal with ignominy" from the RUC. But Mr Haughey was anxious not to "talk up" his demands ahead of the meeting with Mrs Thatcher lest any failure to agree was seen as a politicial humiliation at home. The Attorney General announced announced yesterday that Mr Stalker would not be prosecuted prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act for his book Stalker but ministers are still considering a civil action against him aimed at reducing his profits. A number of ministers are deeply sceptical about the likely likely value of such an action, but the anger directed at Mr Stalker from Downing Street is such that the possiblity has not yet been ruled out. Sir Patrick is currently advising Mrs Thatcher on the likelihood of success in a court challenge. Mr Stalker said that he was delighted with Sir Patrick's announcement announcement that he would not be prosecuted. His book has so far sold some 57,000 copies. Summit report, page 24 top just the ticket Hertfordshire property developer, developer, who wanted it to launch his 16-year-old 16-year-old 16-year-old 16-year-old 16-year-old daughter Chan-telle's Chan-telle's Chan-telle's show business career. Jauntily paraded among bidders bidders by a lookalike model, Kay Kent, with photographers shouting like their predessors "Marilyn, look this way" it achieved the same love affair with the camera as when the star wore it 31 years ago. Yet the filming of Bus Stop began miserably for Monroe. In his recent autobiography, her second husband, the playwright Arthur Miller, records her saying saying in a desperate phone call that the producers "can't stand women, none of them can, they're afraid of women, the whole gang of them ... I can't fight for myself any more". Film historians, however, ify for Craft's, where success can be worth a small fortune in stud fees and dog .food commercials. The highlights of the show are the working dog demonstration tomorrow and the judging qf hestrin- hestrin- Forest put a stop to Clough's Welsh mission lanBidley iRIAN Clough, one of soc- soc- 'cer s most buoyant figures, was left deflated yesterday when his desire to become part-time part-time part-time manager of Wales was blocked by his full-time full-time full-time employ- employ- Tax cut warning Christopher Huhne Economics Editor THE BANK of England warned the Chancellor yesterday to go easy on tax cuts in his budget or face the inflationary consequences. The Bank's quarterly bulletin takes aim squarely at the budget: budget: "It will also be important . . . that the anti-inflationary anti-inflationary anti-inflationary burden continues to be shared between monetary and fiscal policy." This does not rule out tax cuts, but it probably means that the bank would prefer them to be limited to around 2-3 2-3 2-3 billion merely compensating for the extra tax revenues coming in as incomes rise rather than the 4-5 4-5 4-5 billion widely expected in the City. The Bank's commentary justifies justifies last week's half point rise in interest rates by arguing that the latest indicators depict a still buoyant economy amply provided with credit. City Notebook, page 14 regard it as the work in which she triumphed after studio quarrels by showing "a new gift for pathos, playing a small time showgirl who ekes out a living by wiggling her hips for cowboys. cowboys. It was the first time audiences audiences were fully aware of her vulnerability." The blouse was sold by a woman film buff who won it in a contest run by the magazine Picture Show in the 1950s. Its new wearer is still at theatre school. Asked if he was worried about the blouse being unlucky, Mr Mills said yesterday: yesterday: "Marilyn's problem was her family and background, wasn't it? We have a good family family and we look after each other and that's the secret." Picture, page 2 Arts, page 28 Clint Eastwood conducts Charlie 'Bird' Parker show on Sunday. Meanwhile, visitors to the competitions were given the chance to enrol their pets for the British British Airways Flying Pets Club 'The Animal World's Favourite Airline' v-: v-: v-: .or in-J in-J in-J ers, Nottingham Forest. The chairman, Maurice Roworth, who met officials of the Football Football Association of Wales earlier earlier this week and agreed in theory to Clough accepting a two-year, two-year, two-year, 10,000-per-annum 10,000-per-annum 10,000-per-annum 10,000-per-annum 10,000-per-annum contract provided he was not away from the club for more Your Guardian comes today in two redesigned sections In section one, you will find the Home News, International News, Financial News and Sports News, running on in that order. The two editorial pages of Comment and Analysis, clearly separated from the news, appear on the two pages inside the back of this section. The back page itself, like the front page, combines major news from home and abroad. The main Crossword is there, too. Today's second section is Review Guardian, with all the books, records and arts events of the week. There are two new pages of entertainments dulge them with special formula formula bones, biscuits and balls. The show, 92 years old this year, runs for the next four days. Hpori, yage 3 than 10 three-day three-day three-day periods, said yesterday's board meeting unanimously decided the two jobs were incompatible. Clough said: "I bitterly regret their decision and quite simply I think they are wrong." Report, David Lacey, page 20 listings. On the back page of the second section, you will find a full page of Television and Radio programmes together with a new expanded Weather service. Inside the back, there is the new Personal Page, with obituaries, appreciations, birthdays, and our legal service. Cartoons including the new Bloom County strip and the Quick Crossword face Personal. Here is the index to today's paper: Arte. Books 2S.30 Business and Finance 14-16 14-16 14-16 Crosswords 24.35 Diary 1 Entertainment Guide 31-33 31-33 31-33 Home News 2-8,24 2-8,24 2-8,24 Law Report 36 Letters 22 Obituary 35 International News 1Q.13 Politics 6 Profit 2 Sports Mewa 12-21 12-21 12-21 TV and Weather 36

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