About The Salisbury Review

18th February 2016 0

History   The Salisbury Review, now thirty three years old, conveys the ideas and concerns of genuine conservatism with articles on all aspects of public life, social policy and the arts often including discussions of subjects which are not generally aired in the mainstream press.  The magazine began in 1982, the year of the Falklands and the post-Afghanistan ‘peace offensive’ … [Read on]

You asked the BBC for bread and it gave you Jimmy Savile

24th January 2016 0

A man who had worked for the BBC in the 1960s told me some time ago that James, aka Jimmy, Savile was employed by the BBC because it was worried that there were so few working-class broadcasters. I had no reason to suppose that he was lying or mistaken, though I have no corroborative evidence either. But I suspect that … [Read on]

Second Death of Christ? No, of David Bowie.

14th January 2016 0

According to an article in The Guardian, a hole has recently been ripped in the fabric of the universe. Though I am no astrophysicist, this sounded pretty serious, as if we are all about to be annihilated in a hail of antimatter and turned into photons. Even ISIS would be preferable to that. Readers will, I am sure, be relieved … [Read on]

Why not kill yourself while you are still healthy?

27th December 2015 0

In theory, at any rate, I am opposed to euthanasia, assisted suicide, and the like – except for myself, that is. Recently I was laid low by an illness among whose symptoms were slight nausea, fever and severe headache. It wasn’t even the worst illness I had ever had in my life, let alone the worst illness imaginable, but it … [Read on]

How much is the train ticket from Montreuil to Kobane?

26th December 2015 0

Not long ago on a bus in Montreuil, an unfashionable suburb of Paris, I noticed that I was the only person of perhaps fifty or sixty who got on the bus while I travelled on it who actually paid. I felt slightly awkward for having done so: was I letting the side down, or at any rate a side down, … [Read on]

The Companions of Silence

22nd December 2015 0

I have reached the age when friends start to suffer serious illnesses and today I had to take one of them (whom I have known for more than 40 years) to hospital for his radiotherapy. Oddly enough, this was not the depressing experience one might have expected it to be. In the first place, all the staff were kindly, even … [Read on]

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