Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

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Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

7 Days

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Massow won't quit Ivan Massow, chairman of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, refused to resign following his article in the New Statesman (21 January) criticising conceptual art. Told that the CA council was considering his position, Massow said: "I find it extraordinary that they have taken the issue so seriously. The CA should keep alive the debate on contemporary art, and I hope they give me the chance to do this."

Afghan homecoming Afghan asylumseekers are likely to be sent home for the first time since 1978, after immigration officials ruled that the country was becoming safe again. Britain had become a haven for Afghans fleeing civil war and the oppressive Taliban regime, with more than 2,500 arriving between July and September 2001.

Labour losing members A loper cent fall in Labour Party membership in 2001 was blamed on the disengagement of young people from party politics. The number of members fell to 280,000, and prompted the creation of three task forces to combat the fall in voter turnout and general political inactivity. …

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