- January 07, 2016
If my inadvertent involvement in last year’s media onslaught against Stop the War taught me one thing: it was the incredible mendacity, political dishonesty and sheer venality of Jeremy Corbyn’s opponents inside the Labour Party. It’s possible – within limits – to respect one’s political opponents when they uphold genuine principles that they sincerely believe...
- December 13, 2015
Many years ago, when I was doing my A’ Levels, my English teacher gave us three basic rules of thumb to apply when reading texts: 1) What is the author trying to achieve? 2) To what extent does he/she succeed on his/her terms? 3) To what extent does he/she succeed on your terms?
I’ve always found...