Author Archives: Derek Turner

A semblance of change – UK parliamentary politics then and now

A semblance of change – UK parliamentary politics then and now ALEX KURTAGIC finds underlying similarities between the major British political parties In The Problem of Democracy, Alain de Benoist writes that the term ‘democracy’ is so widely misused today … Continue reading

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EpiQR – River Grille, Bristol EM MARSHALL-LUCK

EM MARSHALL-LUCK River Grille Prince Street, Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QF Situated in the smart and shiny yet austerely façaded Bristol Hotel, the River Grille restaurant faces out on the other side from the gritty main road, overlooking the river … Continue reading

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‘The prison house of language’? LIAM GUILAR

‘THE PRISON HOUSE OF LANGUAGE’?   Midwinter, Wessex, eight seven eight AD. Metalled men, fur wrapped, steaming still to watch the hawk strike, then urge their shaggy ponies through the snow. Guthrum, refusing a verb’s negation, approaches an unexpected victory. … Continue reading

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Masada on Mount Sinjar ILANA MERCER

Masada on Mount Sinjar ILANA MERCER wonders why no-one is helping the Yazidis The year was A.D. 70. Jerusalem had been sacked, the Temple destroyed. In revolt against the Romans, the Jewish Zealots fled to Masada, a fortress “located atop … Continue reading

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Belle – slave to ideological fashion ROBERT HENDERSON

Belle – slave to ideological fashion Director Amma Asante ROBERT HENDERSON This is a straightforward propaganda film in the politically correct interest, the particular interest being that of racial prejudice and slavery. It is the latest in a slew of … Continue reading

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Robbing Peter to pay Pedro ILANA MERCER

Robbing Peter to pay Pedro ILANA MERCER fingers the immigration hucksters When it comes to the vexation of immigration, the goalposts have shifted in mere weeks. Overnight the barking fest on TV has turned from how much immigration and amnesty … Continue reading

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Endnotes STUART MILLSON

ENDNOTES STUART MILLSON In this edition: Debussy, Delius and Ravel from Midori Komachi  *  Ritual dances and processions by Joaquin Turina  *  Sir William Walton on Chandos  *  English song on Romney Marsh Midori Komachi, violinist, is a highly-ambitious and … Continue reading

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Bernard’s razor HENRY HOPWOOD-PHILLIPS

Bernard’s razor Essays and Reviews 1959-2002 Bernard Williams, University Press Group, 2014, £24.95 HENRY HOPWOOD-PHILLIPS finds a digest of decades-old asides and insights surprisingly to his taste A book of over 400 pages of radios talks, public lecture notes, journalism … Continue reading

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Prima donna M. W. DAVIS

Prima donna M. W. DAVIS   When the President appeared on TV she stood, purportedly out of respect; but a handful of onlookers could see the flash of something malicious in her   eyes—pride, an unnerving loyalism. The squeaky new … Continue reading

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Oblivion’s grace DEREK TURNER

Oblivion’s grace DEREK TURNER In the deadness of Dove Wing Mrs. Martindale waits – For a Balt with an assortment of jars. She’s a bird that has fallen, Crashed into this place, This carpeted cage without bars. Stunned into quiescence, … Continue reading

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