Friday, October 09, 2015

Six of the Best 544

Laura Schwartz reviews Suffragette.

"But there were others who really have been failed, be that by the system, by their families or both. These are the people for whom the Government’s reforms really might not be working ... Behind the masks, the banners and the anger, I wonder if we as Conservatives should perhaps be more ready than we are to work out which is which." George Grant talked to the protesters outside his party's conference.

David Boyle says he "can't think of any area of public discourse so shot through with complete twaddle as housing policy".

Ian Ground on the restoration of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein's grave in Cambridge.

"There are almost as many myths about these tunnels as there are Hollywood movies about the war." Ian Visits ventures into the deep-level air-raid shelters beneath Clapham Common.

"Stay cool, won’t you? guest star Stanley Unwin implored listeners at the end of Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake. As The Decca Years demonstrates, the Small Faces were never anything but." Alexis Petridis on the early years of one of the great Sixties bands.

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