Status anxiety

In defence of Gove’s grammar

25 June 2015 1:00 pm

Listen http://rss.acast.com/viewfrom22/angelamerkel-sburden/media.mp3 Few things are more likely to provoke the disapproval of the bien-pensant left than criticising someone’s grammar. The…

The best way to end the ‘poshness test’

20 June 2015 9:00 am

There’s a warning buried in the detail of the new report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission on…

The best way to end the ‘poshness test’

18 June 2015 1:00 pm

There’s a warning buried in the detail of the new report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission on…

The best way to end the ‘poshness test’

18 June 2015 1:00 pm

There’s a warning buried in the detail of the new report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission on…

Meet the Canadian Ed Miliband

13 June 2015 9:00 am

I’ve been reading Fire and Ashes, Michael Ignatieff’s account of his disastrous foray into politics, in an attempt to understand…

The Canadian Ed Miliband

11 June 2015 1:00 pm

I’ve been reading Fire and Ashes, Michael Ignatieff’s account of his disastrous foray into politics, in an attempt to understand…

The Canadian Ed Miliband

11 June 2015 1:00 pm

I’ve been reading Fire and Ashes, Michael Ignatieff’s account of his disastrous foray into politics, in an attempt to understand…

If I were a cultural Marxist, I might be thinking about giving up

6 June 2015 9:00 am

In his Memoirs, Kingsley Amis includes a story about meeting Roald Dahl at a party in the 1970s. Dahl advises…

Are the cultural Marxists in retreat, or lying low?

4 June 2015 1:00 pm

In his Memoirs, Kingsley Amis includes a story about meeting Roald Dahl at a party in the 1970s. Dahl advises…

Are the cultural Marxists in retreat, or lying low?

4 June 2015 1:00 pm

In his Memoirs, Kingsley Amis includes a story about meeting Roald Dahl at a party in the 1970s. Dahl advises…

Nicola Sturgeon protests too much about Alistair Carmichael

30 May 2015 9:00 am

I couldn’t believe it when Nicola Sturgeon called for the resignation of Alistair Carmichael, the former Scottish Secretary, over his…

Sturgeon doth protest too much, me thinks

28 May 2015 1:00 pm

I couldn’t believe it when Nicola Sturgeon called for the resignation of Alistair Carmichael, the former Scottish Secretary, over his…

Sturgeon doth protest too much, me thinks

28 May 2015 1:00 pm

I couldn’t believe it when Nicola Sturgeon called for the resignation of Alistair Carmichael, the former Scottish Secretary, over his…

It's hard not to gloat, but I'm trying my hardest

23 May 2015 9:00 am

I was disappointed to hear Andy Burnham on Marr last Sunday declare his opposition to free schools. He put plenty…

Freedom for free schools

21 May 2015 1:00 pm

I was disappointed to hear Andy Burnham on Marr last Sunday declare his opposition to free schools. He put plenty…

Freedom for free schools

21 May 2015 1:00 pm

I was disappointed to hear Andy Burnham on Marr last Sunday declare his opposition to free schools. He put plenty…

Why I still have a deep attachment to the BBC

16 May 2015 9:00 am

After I failed my O-levels and decided to leave school, my father suggested I go to Israel to work on…

Why I still have a deep attachment to the BBC

14 May 2015 1:00 pm

After I failed my O-levels and decided to leave school, my father suggested I go to Israel to work on…

Why I still have a deep attachment to the BBC

14 May 2015 1:00 pm

After I failed my O-levels and decided to leave school, my father suggested I go to Israel to work on…

Satire is dying because satirists are too successful

9 May 2015 9:00 am

I appeared on Radio 4 a couple of weeks ago to discuss the age-old question of whether political satire is…

Is satire a dying art?

7 May 2015 1:00 pm

I appeared on Radio 4 a couple of weeks ago to discuss the age-old question of whether political satire is…

Is satire a dying art?

7 May 2015 1:00 pm

I appeared on Radio 4 a couple of weeks ago to discuss the age-old question of whether political satire is…

My Brasenose college reunion was great (even if David Cameron didn’t turn up)

2 May 2015 9:00 am

A couple of weeks ago I returned to my old Oxford college for a ‘gaudy’ — posh, Oxford-speak for a…

Reuniondues

30 April 2015 1:00 pm

A couple of weeks ago I returned to my old Oxford college for a ‘gaudy’ — posh, Oxford-speak for a…

Reuniondues

30 April 2015 1:00 pm

A couple of weeks ago I returned to my old Oxford college for a ‘gaudy’ — posh, Oxford-speak for a…