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So why are British conservatives determined to ignore his revelations?
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Trendy commentators have fallen in love with a pope of their own invention
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I really can’t remember exactly how I came to appoint Simon Hoggart the wine correspondent of this magazine, but I…
The 2014 winner of The Spectator’s award for unconventional travel writing
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The Eurocrats are crazy to dismiss all the new, diverse Eurosceptic parties as ‘far right’
And then a dozen Muddy miraculous hares Sprang out of the suitcase, Bounding round and round The hotel suite, Drumming…
Why is there no gulag museum to compare with Yad Vashem?
A dying estate agent helped me to see the light