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An open letter to whoever is Prime Minister one year from today

Dear Next Prime Minister, We don’t know who you are yet. But exactly one year from today, on 7th May, we will be deciding who gets the job. You may not actually be our choice – if there has to be a coalition again, then likely as not you won’t be the majority choice of the electorate – […]

The Thoughts of Chairman George

I write this in the bay window of the clubroom of Jericho Chambers, overlooking Charterhouse Square, in one of the gentler backwaters of east-central London. Outside, schoolchildren are playing in the Square. I think the small park they’re in is laid out over a medieval plague-pit, but they’re not to know what corruption and putrefaction […]

I love Mike Love dearly, but he’s got it wrong.

am hugely fond of Burson-Marsteller’s UK chairman, Mike Love. In fact, Reader, I married him. To his sumptious bride Heather, you understand, in my capacity as an Anglican priest. As a surprise for Heather, Mike had the choir sing “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” as they left the church. He described me as a full-service […]