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May 2017
"Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election — just before Standpoint went to press — will surely come to be seen as a stroke of genius."
 
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May 2017
‘Society’s rewarding of outrage means we are ever less-inclined to give people what we used to call “the benefit of the doubt”’
 
 
May 2017
‘Addled thinking about the BBC’s status seems to be characteristic of leafy-suburb leftism’
 
 
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
 
 
May 2017
‘Is it too much to suggest that political wisdom may be quite evenly distributed through the population — even among the poor?’
 
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April 2017
We must abandon food production subsidies to forge the kind of new trade deals we require
 
 
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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May 2017
In search of the elusive but tasty brown shrimp
 
 
May 2017
‘By calling an election three years before it was scheduled, Theresa May has delayed Brexit and saved Labour and the Liberal Democrats’
 
 
May 2017
A trip into the country for quinoa salad and proper pub grub
 
 
April 2017
Trying to change the calendar to accommodate religious festivals has been a centuries-old minefield
 
 
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"