Issue: April 2016

Economic Outer Space? Poppycock

"There may be valid arguments against Brexit, but the leap-in-the-dark claim by Cameron & Co is not one of them"

Capricious As Ever

"Far from being the harbinger of a more transparent and law-abiding Iran, the Zanjani trial is just an attempt to settle scores"

More To The Point

"For eight years, Standpoint has tried to offer terra firma from which to observe our unfolding planetary drama"

Spending For Britain

"The spending rules in place for this year’s referendum mean that the Remain campaign will have the capacity substantially to outspend the Leave side"

Here We Go Again

Was the received wisdom wrong about the European exchange rate mechanism?

News From Scrutopia

In his latest book, Roger Scruton takes on the ultimate philosophical problem of death

We Stand Corrected

A review in the Guardian of Jeremy Lewis's biography of David Astor contained an extraordinary number of errors

Facing Up To The Fanatics

"Our decent desire to be polite, combined with our indecent concessions to fear, make reform of Islam less likely"

Foray Into Film

"Should I be grateful for the great Jewish characters I’ve played — or sad that in a 50-year career I’ve rarely played a “classic” role?"

Probing Punk’s Politics

"Punk’s politics began in creativity and generalised disgust, but ended in stupidity and fascism"

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
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