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June 2017
"Our enemy is illiberalism, but the worst traitors to the cause of liberty often go by the name of liberals"
 
 
June 2017
‘Bernard-Henry Lévy and I debated populism, with Tony Blair as our warm-up act, at Google’s Zeitgeist event’
 
 
May 2017
‘Addled thinking about the BBC’s status seems to be characteristic of leafy-suburb leftism’
 
 
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
 
 
June 2017
‘Liberals are largely to blame for the normalisation and widespread nature of the new censorship. Now they are being targeted’
 
 
June 2017
The Labour MP who has represented Edgbaston for 20 years also bids farewell with a warning to her party of tough times ahead
 
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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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June 2017
No time for advocates of prehistoric diets
 
 
June 2017
‘Whatever else they stand for, friends of the Jewish Left shouldn’t be standing at this election  against non-Jewish MPs, who have been brave and vocal in the fight against anti-Semitism, in order to put Jeremy Corbyn into Number 10’
 
 
June 2017
Crossing culinary frontiers at Mere in Fitzrovia with food gurus Monica and David Galetti
 
 
April 2017
Trying to change the calendar to accommodate religious festivals has been a centuries-old minefield
 
 
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"