Saturday, August 06, 2016

Six of the Best 616

"The mood wasn’t defensive, but confident, even swaggering. Corbyn had claimed on stage that he ‘wasn’t going to get down in the gutter with anybody’, but his fellow speakers were much less scrupulous." Tom Crewe has been to some Corbyn rallies.

Anya investigates Shami Chakrabarti: "I don’t think the peerage was a reward for writing a report that concluded that the Labour Party is not overrun by antisemitism (it’s hardly a ringing endorsement if you think about it.) But I do think Chakrabarti should not have been asked to conduct an independent inquiry when she had already agreed to accept a Labour peerage. And she should not have agreed to do so."

"After brutal spending cuts, rural bus services have reached the end of the line," says John Disney.

Freddy Mayhew mourns the departure of the last reporters in Fleet Street.

Sam Kriss is fed up with people who cite their own children to back their own political opinions.

"Much of the success of the show was down to the spot-on casting and the chemistry between the performers. Michael Praed’s charismatic-yet-otherworldly presence as Robin was the perfect match for the show’s aesthetic." Llinos Cathryn Thomas looks back at Robin of Sherwood.

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