Brexit; WTO rules Ok?

7th December 2017 4

Poor Michel Barnier is getting a very bad press in Britain. The EU’s chief negotiator is variously depicted as an intransigent bully intent on delivering a punishment beating, a Gallic popinjay, and the sort of person who never loses an opportunity to admire his reflection in the mirror. But this is all most unfair. The charming Monsieur Barnier is, in … [Read on]

Who speaks for England?

6th December 2017 10

Listening to an LBC phone in on immigration earlier this evening, one caller went too far. It wasn’t that he argued that there was too much immigration or that uncontrolled immigration causes problems, a sentiment which is voiced commonly enough, but that he claimed that whole areas of East Anglia had ceased to be *******. Naturally, the host of the … [Read on]

Beyoncé Studies

4th December 2017 9

The musicology department of Copenhagen University is to offer a course on the music of Bayoncé. It would be fun, it said. I think it is probably true that most readers of the Review have limited knowledge of Beyoncé; but to judge by the number of entries on Google devoted to her, she is 25 per cent more important than … [Read on]

Donald and Liz should ride down the Mall in an Open Carriage

1st December 2017 4

Oh what an orgy of Americanophobia we heard today in Britain! Until I heard the media storm engulfing President Trump I did not realise he was behind the attack on the Twin Towers, that it was American soldiers not ISIS fanatics who threw homosexuals off tall buildings in Iraq,that it was an American right wing fanatic who slew teenagers at a … [Read on]

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