Manchester Square

‘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

‘Trump may not be the ideal leader of the free world. But he understands what is at stake, he knows what must be done and he has the willpower to see it through’

“Over a hundred issues, Standpoint‘s focus and urgency have remained constant”

“All but ready to give up in despair, our opinion-formers wallow in recrimination and blame”