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November 2017
"There are plenty of precedents for leaders of the free world going it alone"
 
 
November 2017
‘The public aren’t told what might constitute suspicious behaviour. But I occasionally ponder the circumstances in which I would report anything’
 
 
November 2017
‘The European Court of Justice has a record of deciding cases not in accordance with the wording of treaties and legislation, but with the furtherance of the power of EU institutions’
 
 
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
 
 
July/August 2017
‘There’s a real threat that in the coming months a lethal “progressive alliance” will form a government. At that point I may well just give up’
 
 
November 2017
‘Gilles de Kerchove, the counter-terrorism chief of Europol, estimates that there are now more than 50,000 jihadists in Europe — half of them in Britain’
 
 
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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November 2017
Why are comfort foods so comforting?
 
 
November 2017
‘The Macron example has made some former British leaders dream of new alignments’
 
 
November 2017
Fashionable food spots too cool to take bookings aren't worth the queues
 
 
November 2017
An ancient Mesopotamian tablet shows Babylonian trigonometrists had long anticipated the Greeks
 
 
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"