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July/August 2018
"At the time of writing it is Mrs Merkel, rather than Mr Trump, whose authority is falling away"
 
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July/August 2018
"Before many more decades are out these mementos will follow the ideology they so fervently sought to commemorate"
 
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June 2018
‘How many bureaucrats does it take to change a light bulb — or does it depend on whether they work in Brussels or Westminster?’
 
 
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
 
 
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"
 
 
July/August 2018
‘A new book on Brexit illustrates our great problem with Ireland: our ignorance of its self-pity’
 
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July/August 2018
‘In effect, Waltham Forest Council has colluded in sectarianism for the sake of a quiet life’
 
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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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July/August 2018
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July/August 2018
‘Theresa May is committed to implementing Brexit, believing that any reversal of this policy would destroy the Conservative Party once and for all’
 
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July/August 2018
Bidding farewell to England with a meal to die for in Venice
 
 
March 2017
The ascendancy of machine over man
 
 
July/August 2018
‘Arabic’ numerals came to Europe from India — but ancient Sumerians invented them
 
 
December/January 2016/17
A vintage volume of wine essays is worth savouring
 
 
July/August 2015
Despite everything, the BBC is still one of our great cultural forces
 
 
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 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"