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Charles Moore’s notes: A warning from Prince Charles’s lost speech

Plus: David Cameron for foreign secretary; the cant of the Living Wage; and growing centralisation in Scotland

13 June 2015

9:00 AM

13 June 2015

9:00 AM

Two beautiful volumes in a cloth-bound case reach me. They are Speeches and Articles by HRH The Prince of Wales 1968-2012, published by University of Wales Press. The explanatory list of abbreviations and acronyms alone gives a charming sense of the range of subjects covered — ‘Foot and Mouth Disease, Foreign Press Association, Forest Stewardship Council … Myalgic Encephalopathy, Member of Parliament … Non-Commissioned Officer … Not In My Back Yard! … Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil’.

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