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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.

Editorial Winter 2015 ©

15th December 2015 0

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 […]

Wild Locusts and Honey

1st August 2015 0

1. In those days came the Prophet Jeremy, preaching in the wilderness of North Islington, 2. And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of Clem is at hand. 3 For this is he that was […]

Editorial Spring 2015

15th March 2015 0

There is only one question to be asked at the next election. Who is going to pay at least a fraction of Britain’s £1.4 trillion pound public debt? It is four times larger than it […]

Editorial Autumn 2014

15th October 2014 0

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 […]

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