Sacred Cows

The Natural History Museum seems to have lost faith in the ability of children to understand new concepts and facts

I should have known that expressing the slightest doubt about trial by jury would lead to public opprobrium

In Brideshead, the overriding feeling is that surely the punchline is to come. It never does

BLM’s radical ideas, such as defunding the police, would only make the lives of black communities worse

John Lennon’s kicking against the pricks was mere window-dressing

The NHS is immune to criticism because its deficiencies are seen as departures from its essential goodness

Benjamin Disraeli could change his mind without turning a hair

No journalist has so vituperatively fed the ancestral hatreds and dormant furies of Ireland as Fintan O’Toole

Viscount Montgomery: tactless, arrogant and with no instinct for politics