Friday, November 22, 2019

Robert James

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Robert James is a national newspaper journalist.

A Christmas read: Oh to be in Otterbury

I bought The Otterbury Incident by C Day-Lewis in Kirkdale bookshop in Sydenham, south-east London, in about 1979 (I am delighted to say the...

Merry Brexit Everybody!!! (with apologies to Slade)

Are you hanging up your passport on the wall? It's the time that every civil servant has a ball Does he ride a ministerial car? Does it...

England today feels like it’s under an occupying force

The only way I can make sense of England today is by understanding it as an occupied country. This, increasingly, is what it feels...

Don’t complain about the culture war, Mr Fry – you started it

Weeping and gnashing of teeth in celebrityland: this week Stephen Fry asserted that classical liberalism is dead. You can read The Guardian’s report here. ‘A...

Don’t let’s be beastly to the Germans

Just when one thought that the epidemic of Brexit Derangement Syndrome (BDS) had peaked, Sir Max Hastings shows every sign of being laid low...

A long list of Remainers and Lefties? That’s diversity?

‘London’s strength lies in its diversity,’ George Osborne’s London Evening Standard editorialised last week upon the unveiling of its 2018 Progress list of the...

Jeremy in the People’s Republic of Wonderland

The Labour Party conference underlines the ghastly choice that faces British voters: New Labour or Mad Labour. Of course, by New Labour I mean...

Bachelors of Bumptiousness

When I worked in local newspapers I noticed that reporters who were recent graduates were often ignorant and bumptious. It became such a talking...

The arts column: Man the lifeboats! Gormley’s flooding us with bilge

Sir Antony Gormley, like Grayson Perry whose curatorship of the Royal Academy Summer exhibition I discussed here, is another Turner Prize winner who hit...

Back to Blairism? Soft-centre party is over before it’s even begun

Talk is growing about a new ‘centrist’ party being formed to oppose Brexit and the communist takeover of the Labour Party. This could be...

The arts column: The conservative soul of rock and roll

Last week a friend gave me a copy of All the Rage by the late Ian McLagan, keyboard player with the Small Faces, the...

The arts column: Grayson Perry’s jumble sale

How did Grayson Perry, nabob of British culture, postmodern popinjay and professional transvestite arrive in his august position? In 2003 he won the Turner...

The arts column: Funded by you, art with a capital F

If you are interested in the reasons for Britain’s cultural, moral and intellectual decline it is often worth taking note of small publications such...

The time’s long overdue to take an axe to Auntie

Before I stopped listening to Radio 4 about 15 years ago I would occasionally conduct an experiment I found amusing. I would turn the...

The arts column: Bawden and the road to nowhere

Edward Bawden: Dulwich Picture Gallery 23 May - 9 September 2018 Edward Bawden was a quiet genius of English art. In addition to painting and...

TCW’s Summer Reads: Never judge a cover by its book

Over the next few weeks TCW writers will be recommending books for summer reading. The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920-1970 by Martin Salisbury is a wonderful...

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