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March 2017
"People understand that the threats facing the West are serious, whether or not politicians choose to take them seriously."
 
 
March 2017
"From Hollywood to Holyrood, people think they are fighting the Nazis. But they’re not"
 
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March 2017
"Many Brexit and Trump voters resented the exent to which national power had been transferred to international institutions like the EU and the IMF"
 
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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
 
 
December/January 2016/17
"The UK has had an overvalued currency since monetarism became the fashion in the 1970s"
 
 
December/January 2016/17
"After the Brexit vote I was thrilled by the feeling of being on the right side of history"
 
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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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March 2017
Getting through the flu with rice, tea and sympathy
 
 
March 2017
"Could a Donald Trump — someone who says he can fix the country’s problems because of his extraordinary business acumen — be elected to high office in the UK?"
 
 
March 2017
Two Michelin stars do wonders for a broken heart
 
 
March 2017
The divide between the arts and sciences will never be fully resolved. But the gap may be narrowing
 
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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"