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June 2016
Beyond Europe’s borders, storm clouds are gathering; what Brexit would mean for the survival of the West is a fair question — though one not always fairly answered
 
 
June 2016
"The streets of San Francisco are largely populated by zombies, howling at the
pavement and cursing the moon"
 
 
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"
 
 
May 2016
‘Can the promoters of Project Fear not see that Brexit would merely result in the UK becoming just like any other non-EU nation?’
 
 
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 2016
‘Magazines such as Standpoint are not viable on their own — they need philanthropic backing’
 
 
June 2016
"Reg Prentice’s 1977 defection heralded the ascendancy of Margaret Thatcher"
 
 
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’
 
 
June 2016
"Corbyn, Sadiq Khan and Livingstone have embraced those who incite the murder of Jews"
 
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June 2016
Elvers — tiny baby eels — are a hyperlocal, hyperseasonal arrival in the spring in Gloucestershire
 
 
April 2016
An Indian genius had little formal education but his findings astounded Cambridge mathematicians
 
 
June 2016
Accusations of off-board skulduggery can be a powerful tool of psychological warfare
 
 
June 2016
The drinking habits — and political inclinations — of the orang-utan
 
 
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