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Besmirching the good name of rioting

August 9, 2011

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I can sort of get why there was unrest in London. A policeman shot another guy, and there was a protest, and people supposedly got angry. But that was Saturday night. It’s now Tuesday morning, and all the pictures are showing residential premises (homes, that is, with people in them) being set on fire and […]

How many readers will the News of the World lose?

July 7, 2011

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The news that the News of the World, the Sunday tabloid, hacked into the mobile phones of real people as opposed to the celebrities and politicans that breathe a different, rarefied air, has left a bad feeling in the mouths of most people. We didn’t necessarily mind when it was rich people who often played […]

Why we should all learn Latin

August 11, 2010

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I was watching Domesday last night on BBC2, a programme about the massive state-of-the-nation census commissioned by William the Conqueror in 1086 in order to (depending on your viewpoint) create a great national database for the 11th century equivalent of the Inland Revenue or to assert his kingly power in a landgrab backed up by […]