Myles Harris is the editor of the Salisbury Review. Well struck in years, he remembers when hangings were announced in received English by a man wearing a bow tie on the BBC Home Service, midwives rode bicycles, Lady Almoners looked after the deserving poor in hospitals and children were separated by the 11 plus into sheep and goats. Since then except for painless dentistry, he has seen little improvement.
Mrs May’s decision to allow the building of a third runway at Heathrow may prove fatal to her administration. Her government is weak by constantly attempting to be all things to all men, and this decision shows how much she in thrall to powerful business […]
Governments depend on taxes to govern, the amount of tax they can raise depends on there being enough people at work to pay it. The alternative is to tax the rich. Britain already does that. 300,000 people […]
Recently travelling from Heathrow to Ireland I was asked to step into the full body scanner. In the way we Europeans have of apologising for others’ rudeness, I faintly protested I was late and might […]