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December 2017 / January 2018
'We need a national debate about the kind of country we now hope to be; and we need it now.'
 
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December 2017 / January 2018
‘Did anyone anywhere predict that Harvey Weinstein would bring down the British
Defence Secretary? Yet people still confidently pronounce on life after Brexit’
 
 
December 2017 / January 2018
‘Economists’ assertion of professional status is spurious because of the utter shambles that is macroeconomics’
 
 
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
 
 
December 2017 / January 2018
‘As Silicon Valley comes to Washington, the pattern of 21st-century journalism is emerging’
 
 
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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December 2017 / January 2018
Canapes can show up the worst aspects of any era
 
 
December 2017 / January 2018
‘The next election is due in May 2022. Does Jeremy Corbyn have any chance of becoming Prime Minister before then?’
 
 
December 2017 / January 2018
We go to great restaurants in the hope of being transported
 
 
December 2017 / January 2018
Innumeracy at the top of European politics beggared Greece and may now vitiate Brexit negotiations
 
 
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"