Unlike anything else in Britain’s tortuous divorce from the European Union, government double think is evidently moving on apace. In… Read more Smoke and mirrors
A couple of weeks ago, I took part in a cross-country race I wasn’t expecting to remember. The Lewes 10… Read more When the going gets tough
‘’If it were done when ‘tis done, then ‘twere well it were done quickly.” Thus did the fashionably unfashionable Jacob… Read more Taking the Bard’s name in vain
Let nobody tell you Mother! is a pretentious film. If pretension is characterised by dependence on cheap conjecture, by the… Read more Mother mia!
Ever since a jogger appeared to barge a woman into the path of a passing bus on Putney Bridge earlier… Read more Jog on!
Lily Bart is doomed. If the patently ironic title hadn’t already given it away, the blurb of Edith Wharton’s The… Read more Fair weather friends
Was soll man einander sagen, wenn man Abschied fürs Leben nimmt? Das hat Joseph Roth mal gefragt. Um eine Antwort… Read more Schön war’s
Yes, there is a feeling beyond all politics, and it is this feeling that feeds our love for this country.… Read more A thaw
Journalism finds itself at a crossroads. In a time when truth itself is in the grip of a tug of… Read more A call to arms
I only run on roads when there’s no alternative. Raised drain covers, dozy pedestrians and irresolute yet strangely territorial cyclists… Read more Go north…