Monthly Archives: September 2011

Tony’s tangled affairs

Tony’s tangled affairs In Dispatches, The Wonderful World of Tony Blair (Channel 4, 26 September) muckraking journalist Peter Oborne addressed the contentious issue of the former Prime Minister’s recent business dealings. Readers may recall that in an earlier programme, he … Continue reading

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In defence of David Starkey

In defence of David Starkey A round robin recently published in Times Higher Education demanded that the BBC and other broadcasters refrain from inviting David Starkey to comment on current affairs or at the very least stop introducing him as … Continue reading

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The mendacious mania for mediocrity

The mendacious mania for mediocrity Today appeared a story that was both very funny in its flouting of PC pieties and slightly sad, because it reminds us how much we live by what Solzenhitsyn famously called “The Lie”. The Royal … Continue reading

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The Museum of Bad Art

The Museum of Bad Art Worth a few momentf anyone’s time – a tour of some of the gems in the Massachussetts-based Museum of Bad Art: http://www.museumofbadart.org/ Any antique shop can furnish similar examples. But how close some of the … Continue reading

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John Cleese on the fawlts of immigration

John Cleese on the fawlts of immigration Former Monty Python and Fawtly Towers star John Cleese has given an interesting interview in  Australia, about the changes wrought in London in recent decades by massive and unrequested  immigration. See here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2032956/John-Cleese-London-longer-English-city-thats-got-2012-Olympics.html … Continue reading

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