Guest Speaker

‘Rights language gives less and less help in the resolution of conflicts’

“After only a few words, we were overcome by hilarity. Conversing in German seemed to us not only comical but also strangely liberating”

‘Charities operate in a world in which there are too few constraints and checks’

‘Pride of place in Emmanuel Macron’s presidential office goes to Le Rouge et le Noir. Does he recognise in himself the characteristics that enabled Julien Sorel to fly so close to the sun before he crashed and burned?’

‘In today’s courts, Cicero would prevail over Aquinas, who acquitted the Merchant of Rhodes for withholding information from customers’

‘The real breaking point after Brexit will lie between a Red Tory and Blue Labour movement against the Lib Dem and Blairite corporatists’

‘In effect, Waltham Forest Council has colluded in sectarianism for the sake of a quiet life’

‘Our biggest political and economic challenge is not Brexit. It is the fact that our growth rate has slowed to a crawl’

‘Take away the right to choose what we do with our money and you take away our one tool for making change happen’

‘Gilles de Kerchove, the counter-terrorism chief of Europol, estimates that there are now more than 50,000 jihadists in Europe — half of them in Britain’