Sunday, August 02, 2015

Six of the Best 528

Emily Davey says Conservative policy is guaranteeing that there will be another housing crash.

"In 16 July, Justice Warby awarded a wealthy businessman £110,000 in libel damages at the High Court in London. ... What was also notable about this case was that the libel in question involved two Russian nationals, was only reported on in Russian by Russian news stations, and had already been rejected by the prosecutor-general of Russia." Libel tourism lives on in London despite the Defamation Act 2013, explains Henry Williams.

John Gray examines the background that produced Friedrich Hayek.

Seth Fiegerman looks at the rise and fall of Google+,

Professor Bernard Quatermass returned to the television and cinema screen in 1979, played by Sir John Mills. David Lewis says of this late incarnation: "The anti-hippy (i.e. anti-young people) preaching still jars and there’s no doubt the ‘atmospheric’ pacing remains tedious, but for those who like their vintage British sci-fi served black, this is about as dark as it gets."

Caroline Owen discovers Sir Richard Burton's extraordinary mausoleum in the churchyard of St Mary Magadelen, Mortlake.

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