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Diary Australia


7 December 2013

9:00 AM

7 December 2013

9:00 AM

One of the joys of travelling to outposts of the Anglosphere is that it’s often much more British than Britain. Sydney — despite trying all too successfully to look like Shanghai — is still haunted by the ghost of a great English Edwardian city. Locals are baffled (and perhaps irritated) as I stop to gaze in loving wonder at the Town Hall, a perfect expression of civic pride which ought to be surrounded by trams and full of portly aldermen.

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Peter Hitchens is an author and a columnist for the London Mail on Sunday, and was a speaker at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, where he argued that the alleged ‘War on Drugs’ has never actually taken place.

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