Friday, March 12, 2004

Spectator sports

Today's Spectator comes with a little booklet of quotations from its regular columnists. There is an awful lot of Boris Johnson - a writer better taken in small doses - and too much Deborah Ross. But then almost any amount of Deborah Ross is too much.

Editor's note: Deborah Ross was once rude about Jonathan Calder's creation Whittington.

I have posted some of the better quotations (from Frank Johnson, Rod Liddle and Matthew Parris) on my other blog Serendib ("Much loved, little visited"), but something in today's magazine also deserves preservation.

Simon Jenkins writes: "Mr Blair's continued pretence that he was really helping the UN is like a lynch mob claiming to 'be helping the judge'."

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