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.


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

Britain

Lauren Booth Turns Toward Mecca

Lauren Booth Turns Toward Mecca

November 04, 2010

Last month, Tony Blair’s half-sister-in-law Lauren Booth announced that she

Media

Rupert Murdoch: the “Populist” Plutocrat

Rupert Murdoch: the “Populist” Plutocrat

October 18, 2010

Few causes could get the heads of the BBC, Channel 4, the Daily Telegraph,

Public Nuisances

Bono, Geldof, and Hibernian Humanity-Huggers

Bono, Geldof, and Hibernian Humanity-Huggers

October 07, 2010

The guests were singing maudlin folksongs trying to drown out the TV’s

Idiocracy

Associationitis

Associationitis

September 22, 2010

The UK Treasury is considering replacing the copper in some coins with nickel

Political Truths

Demos’‘The Power of Unreason’, and Other Ridiculous Conspiracies

Demos’‘The Power of Unreason’, and Other Ridiculous Conspiracies

September 07, 2010

On August 29, the London think-tank Demos released a report called The Power of

British Politics

William Hague: The Right-Winger Who Wasn’t

William Hague: The Right-Winger Who Wasn’t

July 28, 2010

Tories perturbed by the party’s lackluster election and shacking up with the

Trade Unions

Awkward Truths About the Awkward Squad

Awkward Truths About the Awkward Squad

July 14, 2010

As the cooling winds of austerity move in across superheated Britain, one

UK Elections

Choosing Gordon Brown’s Successor

Choosing Gordon Brown’s Successor

June 29, 2010

An anxious nation awaits. Yes, it’s Labour leadership contest time—in which

Opinion

Islamophobia

Islamophobia

June 18, 2010

Islamophobia—the tendentious term trips off the tongue full of clinical

Obit

The Injust Legacy of Blair Peach

The Injust Legacy of Blair Peach

May 25, 2010

If there is one thing the ultra-Left likes better than stories about fascism,

UK Elections

Nice Knowin’ Ya, Brown

Nice Knowin’ Ya, Brown

May 12, 2010

It returned briefly, like a bad memory—a choking cloud, smelling slightly of

British Politics

Brown, Cameron, and Dim Clegg

Brown, Cameron, and Dim Clegg

April 22, 2010

The quinquennial General Election carnival of Tweddledum versus Tweedledee is

Idiocracy

Christine Blower: The Nutjob Ruining British Education

Christine Blower: The Nutjob Ruining British Education

April 14, 2010

On 3 April, the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) announced that it

Journalism

Independent Columnists Perhaps, But Not Independent Minds

Independent Columnists Perhaps, But Not Independent Minds

March 24, 2010

The Independent is a newspaper with intellectual pretensions, and unlike most

The Stupid Party

Pathetic London

Pathetic London

February 16, 2010

“Progressive London Conference”: the phrase is simultaneously gruesome and

In Vogue

Tintin’s Flawed Creator

Tintin’s Flawed Creator

January 13, 2010

Few cartoon characters have been loved—or argued over—more than Tintin, the

Britain

The BNP’s “Aboriginal” Problem

The BNP’s “Aboriginal” Problem

October 16, 2009

On the 15th of October, the British National Party and the government’s

Europe

Dark Continent

Dark Continent

September 03, 2009

Under Discussion: Christopher Caldwell, Reflections on the Revolution In

Europe

The Right Way to Brussels?

The Right Way to Brussels?

June 09, 2009

On Thursday 4th June, British voters went to the polls to elect 72 British

Europe

Savage Nation

Savage Nation

May 12, 2009

Is Free Speech Banned in the UK? Like all governments, the British state has

Media

BBC Priggery

BBC Priggery

February 16, 2009

On 3rd February, it was announced that Margaret Thatcher’s daughter Carol

Geert Wilders and the Dutch Republic

Geert Wilders and the Dutch Republic

February 06, 2009

Geert Wilders’ courage, charisma, strength of character and intelligence are not in

Diversity

The Institution of “Institutional Racism”

The Institution of “Institutional Racism”

January 29, 2009

The Macpherson Report on the police investigation of the 1993 murder of black

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