The Spectator [UK] (21 November 2015)
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The Spectator was established in 1828, and is the oldest continuously published magazine in the English language. The Spectator’s taste for controversy, however, remains undiminished. There is no party line to which our writers are bound – originality of thought and elegance of expression are the sole editorial constraints. The result, week after week, is that the best British journalists, critics, authors and cartoonists turn out their best work, to produce an extraordinarily wide-ranging title.
it would have been better if he had been brought before a court. So it would. But Corbyn would not have supported sending special forces to Syria to kidnap Emwazi and bring him to trial. He does not believe in deploying the armed forces. Indeed he is ‘not happy’ with police shooting to kill terrorists murdering British citizens on British streets. His apparently moral stance was built on an outright lie. A chorus of approval from ignorant cliché-mongers accompanied Jeremy Corbyn’s election as
nicknamed Jihadi John, who had murdered hostages on video, was killed in Raqqa, Syria, by an American drone alerted by British intelligence. A charter fight landed in Glasgow with the first of 1,000 Syrian refugees due to arrive in Britain before T Christmas. Two schools in east London were closed for a week to be rid of infestations of false widow spiders. Two ‘lads’ mags’, FHM and Zoo, ceased publication. arren Mitchell, who played Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part, died, aged 89. Saeed
£40). These Pembroke men make a dream team, since Lawson has a true and careful eye while Richardson is a most thoughtful and intelligent writer on landscape, gardens and garden history. Almost all the college gardens get respectful treatment, even the ones which really don’t deserve such cultured attention, but the best — Worcester, St John’s, Magdalen and New College — look wonderful. the spectator | 21 november 2015 | www.spectator.co.uk For all the quality of these books, I’ve had as much
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