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April 2018
"Over a hundred issues, Standpoint's focus and urgency have remained constant"
 
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April 2018
"Jeremy Corbyn urges an extraordinary level of care over the analysis of chemical weapons suspected of being used by Russia or Syria, but is always first to denounce Israeli military action"
 
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April 2018
"Free trade is good for you, and protectionism is bad. It’s as simple as that"
 
 
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
 
 
April 2018
"What did Tocqueville fear more than tyrants and majorities? Democratic despotism"
 
 
March 2018
‘Take away the right to choose what we do with our money and you take away our one tool for making change happen’
 
 
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’
 
 
December/January 2016/17
"If this man makes America great again, I will eat a sombrero"
 
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April 2018
Three recent films are surprisingly food-focused
 
 
April 2018
'Many are beginning to think: might it not be better to let Theresa May’s premiership run on for longer, and only install a new leader 18 months or so before the next general election?'
 
 
April 2018
Banishing the ghosts of one's undergraduate past, and enjoying an Islington feast
 
 
February 2018
We celebrated our New Year on January 1 but the Chinese will do so this month. Why the difference?
 
 
March 2017
The ascendancy of machine over man
 
 
December/January 2016/17
A vintage volume of wine essays is worth savouring
 
 
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
 
 
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"