Friday, November 22, 2019

Jane Kelly

Jane Kelly
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Jane Kelly was a journalist with the Daily Mail for fifteen years. She now writes for the Spectator and the Salisbury Review.

Wimmin academics’ weird, weird world of gobbledygook

IT’S obvious: sexual identity is part of the fatal flaw of sexuality, at least according to Jean-Paul Sartre. However, it may be not so...

Hospital food is sickening

FROM my time as a hospital visitor in London five years ago, two images stand out; an elderly woman who was cheerful when I...

Warning – this story may contain chrysanthemums

I FIRST sensed something in our social discourse was changing about ten years ago when I brushed past a seated woman as I groped...

Visit Berlin, and find terror and death around every corner

SIPPING coffee on what was once Prinz-Albrecht Strasse, I had a good view; piles of tidied rubble and empty space. I stared for ages....

We don’t need fire to destroy our national treasures. The authorities are doing it for us

AT the end of his great TV series Civilisation, Sir Kenneth Clark asked, ‘What is civilisation?’ He didn’t know, but turning towards Notre-Dame Cathedral...

A not so fine mess

Stan & Ollie, starring John C Reilly and Steve Coogan, directed by Jon S Baird, on general release IN the US movie tradition of making...

Treble trouble – Lefties have the King’s choirboys in their sights

IT’S A century since the service of Nine Lessons & Carols began as an attempt to inspire and comfort people after the Great War....

Running a store would be OK if it weren’t for those pesky shoppers

WHAT does the “plus” mean?’ I asked the young assistant as I looked at a DAB + radio in the John Lewis post-Christmas sale. ‘I’ve...

Is having stupid beliefs really worse than killing someone?

THREE young people from differing backgrounds have this week received lengthy prison sentences – perhaps I should say four, as one small baby was...

The cats that get the non-dairy cream

NOT that long ago, cats got scraps. Lucky ones might feast on Spratt’s Patent Cat Food which provided puss with boiled horseflesh, sold from...

Bleak but inspirational – art after the Great War

Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One, Tate Britain, London (now closed) Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33, Tate Modern, London, until...

Do you speak modern British?

This article is published by kind permission of The Salisbury Review. ‘There’s so much joy in being poly’ announced a recent Guardian article. Not a...

Oh for a time machine, so Wells could write about Brexit

Mr Britling Sees It Through by H G Wells: Casemate UK, £9.99 It’s unlikely that many of today’s authors are sitting down to write a...

White, educated, middle-class, unemployable

Went to get my flu jab after being told I could visit the ‘walk-in clinic’ between 8.45am and noon. I was there bright and...

Career-threatening consequences of a fumble at fourteen

As Christine Blasey Ford presented her whining, yowling, uncorroborated account of Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged sex attack on her, I watched with puzzlement. Dr Ford, a...

Sticks and stones? It’s speaking freely that will hurt you the most

‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me’ – this saying was given to us for protection when we...

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