Derek Turner

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Derek Turner is the editor of the Quarterly Review. His writing has appeared in the Times, Sunday Telegraph, Literary Review, Salisbury Review, and Chronicles.


Europe

A Flotilla of Troubles

A Flotilla of Troubles

April 23, 2015

Another week, another mass drowning of miserable people, another ostentatious

Britain

Tepee Time in London

Tepee Time in London

April 16, 2015

Guardian journalist Zoe Williams is worried. “Is the left in Britain still

British Politics

Change for Change’s Sake

Change for Change’s Sake

April 09, 2015

Britain’s new multi-party politics has pundits and bookies salivating at the

British Politics

The Reign of John Bercow

The Reign of John Bercow

April 03, 2015

The Speaker of the House of Commons is the most powerful commoner in the United

Britain

The UKIP Omnibus

The UKIP Omnibus

March 26, 2015

As May 7th bulks ever bigger on the political horizon, the UKIP omnibus has

Injured Parties

White (and poor) is the New Black

White (and poor) is the New Black

March 19, 2015

Multiculturalism is dead - long live multiculturalism? Another year, another

Britain

The Secret State vs. Enemies of State

The Secret State vs. Enemies of State

March 12, 2015

When Mohammed Emwazi went out from west London to Syria literally to carve out

Scandal

Keeping the Pope’s Boat Afloat

Keeping the Pope’s Boat Afloat

March 01, 2013

The dramatic departure from office of the Scottish Catholic Cardinal Keith

History

Unearthing Richard III

Unearthing Richard III

February 10, 2013

On February 4th, the University of Leicester announced that the bones unearthed

Lit Crit

A Traveler in Search of Tradition

A Traveler in Search of Tradition

December 30, 2012

Cooper, Artemis. Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure. London: John Murray,

Media

Leveson’s Legacy

Leveson’s Legacy

December 20, 2012

A venerable British political tradition dictates that whenever some important

Media

Who Guards Those Who Guard the Guardians?

Who Guards Those Who Guard the Guardians?

November 13, 2012

In July 2011, in response to public anger at a few tabloid journalists’

Britain

Jimmy Savile: Emblem of an Age

Jimmy Savile: Emblem of an Age

November 05, 2012

On New Year’s Day 1964, a louche, longhaired Leeds lad presented the first

Lit Crit

The End of Adventure

The End of Adventure

October 29, 2012

Judith Schalansky. Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands—Fifty Islands I Have Not

British Politics

The Shriveling Scottish Identity

The Shriveling Scottish Identity

October 16, 2012

When Scotland and England were united formally in 1707, the Scottish Earl of

Britain

Royal Pains

Royal Pains

June 08, 2012

After four days of royalist reverie, the imported Union Jacks are starting to

Britain

Welfare Fraud: Billions for Zeros

Welfare Fraud: Billions for Zeros

March 30, 2012

While British troops gallantly and pointlessly put themselves in peril’s way

Britain

England’s Surrogate Religion

England’s Surrogate Religion

March 23, 2012

It is sometimes said that football is like a religion to the English. As the

Wild Things

Have AIDS, Will Travel

Have AIDS, Will Travel

March 07, 2012

English taxpayers awoke one morning in late February to discover that the

British Politics

Eric Joyce’s Hands-On Politics 

Eric Joyce’s Hands-On Politics 

February 28, 2012

On Tuesday February 22nd, police were called to the Strangers’ Bar in the

Britain

Making Sense and Nonsense of the Riots

Making Sense and Nonsense of the Riots

August 23, 2011

It all started, says Darcus Howe, as  an insurrection of a generation of

Britain

The Tournaments of Tottenham

The Tournaments of Tottenham

August 09, 2011

In 1653, the year Cromwell became Lord Protector of England, there appeared the

Pop Music

Becky Black’s “Friday”: Pap Music’s Weak End

Becky Black’s “Friday”: Pap Music’s Weak End

March 30, 2011

As an aficionado of the atrocious, I thought I’d sneak a peek at Rebecca

Public Nuisances

Midsomer Murders’ Afro-Saxon Activist Invaders

Midsomer Murders’ Afro-Saxon Activist Invaders

March 21, 2011

The English are in love with murder. From The Woman in White and The Hound of

Sports

Sexism On and Off the Field

Sexism On and Off the Field

February 01, 2011

On January 22, Sky Sports announcers Andy Gray and Richard Keys were overheard

Britain

Nick Boles: England’s Arch-Modernizer

Nick Boles: England’s Arch-Modernizer

November 19, 2010

Boles, Nick. Which Way’s Up?: The Future for Coalition Britain and How to Get

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