Manchester Square

The removal from public office of Britain’s best-known philosopher and perhaps the English-speaking world’s leading conservative thinker was particularly disquieting

The sickness of virtue-signalling is not confined to the woke Left, but has taken hold of our body politic as a whole

“What the years since the Brexit referendum have shown is what happens when political leaders are forced to implement a decision which they do not believe in and do not understand: they make a hash of it”

‘It is generally a bad idea for a magazine to spend too much time talking about itself. But this month is an exception.’

“There was nothing unavoidable about the predicament in which the United Kingdom now finds itself”

‘It is one of the joys of editing a magazine that, if it is good enough, great writers occasionally descend from Parnassus to contribute. Bob Conquest was one’

“What has alarmed many people is the revelation that the Labour Party is now led by a man who sees no place for a Jewish state and has no time for British Jews who defend such a state”

“V.S. Naipaul is an irreparable loss, but his astonishingly rich and varied corpus of works will live on to nourish the hearts and minds of posterity”

“At the time of writing it is Mrs Merkel, rather than Mr Trump, whose authority is falling away”

The culture of intolerant individualism preaches diversity but practises conformity