Interview with Jimmy Knapp, then the General Secretary of the National Union of Railwaymen. Also the collapse of East European Leninism, and why British socialist should not be hostile to the monarchy. And small pieces on the economic destructiveness of Thatcherism, on the use of gender-neutral language and the Fall of Ceausescu. Also the wider Turkish world and a hopeful forecast that South Africa under Mandela would work. Plus Climate Change needing urgent action and the British Literati bravely defending Rushdie over the Satanic Verses.