Plague and the comforts of history

24 Mar

“History is a pattern / Of timeless moments.” So wrote T. S. Eliot in Little Gidding, the greatest work of literature to have been inspired by the Blitz. Written at a time when it seemed that Britain would lose the war, and civilisation itself be lost to ruin, the poem offered no easy comfort. Eliot, […]

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The desecration of Stonehenge shames this government

12 Mar

It looks very likely that Rishi Sunak has delivered a genuinely historic budget — one that will still be remembered and execrated in a thousand years time. Its infamy will owe nothing to the impact it may have had on preparations for Brexit, or the coronavirus crisis, or Tory electoral prospects, ephemeral concerns that will […]

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The desecration of Stonehenge shames this government

12 Mar

It looks very likely that Rishi Sunak has delivered a genuinely historic budget — one that will still be remembered and execrated in a thousand years time. Its infamy will owe nothing to the impact it may have had on preparations for Brexit, or the coronavirus crisis, or Tory electoral prospects, ephemeral concerns that will […]

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