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.
This November a crowd watching a ‘friendly’ football match in Istanbul between Greece and Turkey booed and chanted ‘Allah Akbar’ during a minute’s silence for the victims of the Paris attacks. Allowing for the yobbishness […]
David Cameron’s proposal to fine or imprison landlords who rent to illegal immigrants is a contemptuous PR ploy. He and his advisors know full well that any attempt to turn somebody out of his house […]
What does this chart tell you? It tells you that it doesn’t matter which party is in power, avoidable deaths and disease – the purpose of any health service – have declined spectacularly since 1990. […]
The earth is no more than a huge piece of cooling rock. Clinging to its surface like gossamer is the biosphere, a living breathing membrane in which billions of creatures, including ourselves, live. Compared with […]