July 12, 2014

A Very British Witch Hunt

Ron Liddle, The Spectator

The Associated Press

With the good old 30-year rule, Britain can have self-righteous hysteria without anyone in charge ever suffering the consequences

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July 7, 2014
Cameron Plays Euro Roulette with Scotland
Alex Salmond, Independent
Scotland’s referendum this September is a defining moment for our nation. Polling day itself will be a time when Scotland is sovereign for the first time in more than three centuries – and the decision the people make... more ››
July 6, 2014
How Matteo Renzi Beat Merkel on Austerity
Anatole Kaletsky, Reuters
Matteo Renzi, the prime minister of Italy who took the revolving presidency of the European Union this week, seems to be the sort of man that Napoleon was referring to when he reputedly said that the key qualification he sought... more ››
July 4, 2014
Vote Yes, Scots -- and Set the English Free
Simon Heffer, The Spectator
This is a pity, not just for practical reasons, but for emotional ones too. Much of the argument over the Union is rooted in nostalgia and sentimentality: so many of the partisans either want to be Braveheart or Sir Walter Scott.... more ››
July 7, 2014
A Sex Scandal to Rock the British Establishment
Anne Perkins, Guardian
The unravelling of these allegations may turn out to be the final revenge of the 20th century's grim politics of sexuality, when institutionalised hypocrisy corrupted everything it touched. It established a culture of deceit. more ››
July 8, 2014
Would a Constitution Save Britain from EU?
Phil Johnston, Telegraph
Do we need a written constitution? This question is to be the subject for public debate over the next six months in the run-up to the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015. On Thursday, the Commons political and constitutional... more ››