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September 2017
"Russia remains an enigma. We have no easy answer to the problems that arise when a great nation turns its back on Western civilisation."
 
 
September 2017
‘People now live under the misapprehension that the hysterical attitude is the correct one and the pitch at which we should all conduct our lives’
 
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September 2017
‘Since the referendum, not only have jobs been created, but the rate of job creation has been better than normal’
 
 
June 2013
‘Temporarily withdrawing from the human rights convention in order to deport Abu Qatada would be absurd’
 
 
March 2014
Abortion is a subject which never goes away and the arguments remain fundamental — a woman's right to choose versus a child's right to life, as each side would advance their case. And yet the technical and clinical
 
 
July/August 2017
‘There’s a real threat that in the coming months a lethal “progressive alliance” will form a government. At that point I may well just give up’
 
 
September 2017
‘If Tories want people to vote with their hearts as well as their heads, they must take back words such as “social justice”, “welfare”, and “workers”’
 
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May 2015
"The Humboldt Forum is a spectacular idea. But it will take the right intellectual architect to pull it off. We will have to trust Neil MacGregor"
 
 
January/February 2011
Life in Birmingham as a vicar’s wife opened our Mole’s eyes to what has become of Britain’s second city
 
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November 2015
‘You cannot measure the success of a city by the number of coffee chains it can support’
 
 
December/January 2016/17
"If this man makes America great again, I will eat a sombrero"
 
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September 2017
Fruitful foraging can happen in unlikely places — you just have to look
 
 
September 2017
‘The contrast between Jacob Rees-Mogg’s palpable decency and the meretriciousness and glibness of many politicans is striking’
 
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September 2017
Go to Margot if you want avvocato-chic, but the real taste of Italy can still be found in Puglia
 
 
September 2017
Lucretius’s poem On the Nature of Things was written in 50 BC, yet remains as startling as ever
 
 
March 2017
The ascendancy of machine over man
 
 
December/January 2016/17
A vintage volume of wine essays is worth savouring
 
 
April 2014
It gets to the point doesn't it — where you're trying to "do the right thing", whatever that may be. Lead a decent, middle-class life — and yet somehow whatever you do, it's morally wrong. You know? It's
 
 
July/August 2015
Despite everything, the BBC is still one of our great cultural forces
 
 
July/August 2011
 
 
April 2016
"Far from being the harbinger of a more transparent and law-abiding Iran, the Zanjani trial is just an attempt to settle scores"