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The Stubborn Allure of Simple Ideas

The Stubborn Allure of Simple Ideas

One of the reasons I read the liberal newspapers when I am in Britain—apart from...

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An Honest Day’s Pay

An Honest Day’s Pay

The latest British parliamentary spat was a further ripple from the scandal about...

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The Death of Two Left-Wing Idealists

The Death of Two Left-Wing Idealists

Last week saw the passing of two prominent figures on the extreme left wing of...

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Scotland’s Foolish Romanticism

Scotland’s Foolish Romanticism

In just under 200 days, Scottish voters will face a referendum on whether or not...

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After the Deluge

After the Deluge

Britannia, we proudly and rather wistfully proclaim, rules the waves. Over the...

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The Kiss-Off

The Kiss-Off

As the British press draw themselves bloated and bloody-faced from their feeding...

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Dear Luftwaffe: Come Back! All Is Forgiven!

Dear Luftwaffe: Come Back! All Is Forgiven!

Has anybody apologized to Enoch Powell yet? The British establishment declared...

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Where Have All the Christians Gone?

Where Have All the Christians Gone?

Just in time for Christmas, the latest British census shows that since 2001, when...

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Jimmy Savile: Emblem of an Age

Jimmy Savile: Emblem of an Age

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

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Royal Pains

Royal Pains

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

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What the Hell is “The West”?

What the Hell is “The West”?

Being recently stuck for many hours in an exceedingly narrow space on a plane...

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Welfare Fraud: Billions for Zeros

Welfare Fraud: Billions for Zeros

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

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England’s Surrogate Religion

England’s Surrogate Religion

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

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A Tale of Two Etonians

A Tale of Two Etonians

They are both Conservative politicians and both Etonians of the same vintage, yet...

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