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FINNISH FUTURES 23rd May 2003 You say (“In fact,” June) that “the Finnish language has no future tense.” Of course, morphologically speaking neither does English. Nick Boalch University of Durham

SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP 4th June 2003 Kathleen Burk (Letters, June) implies that Britain was cut out of the loop of US security and military intelligence only during the time when Ted Heath requested no special favours in the 1970s. Does she not remember the US invasion of Grenada, a Commonwealth member, in 1983? About 36 hours before it happened, the state department and the Pentagon stopped talking to the British embassy…

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