Archive for December, 2016

G K Chesterton

« 25 December 2016 | 23:58 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

There were three things prefigured and promised by the gifts in the cave of Bethlehem concerning the Child who received them; that He should be crowned like a King: that He should be worshiped like a God; and that He should die like a man. And these things would sound like Eastern flattery, were it […]

Arkell v. Pressdram

« 14 December 2016 | 19:03 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

29th April 1971 Dear Sir, We act for Mr Arkell who is Retail Credit Manager of Granada TV Rental Ltd. His attention has been drawn to an article appearing in the issue of Private Eye dated 9th April 1971 on page 4. The statements made about Mr Arkell are entirely untrue and clearly highly defamatory. […]


« 11 December 2016 | 8:16 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Extraordinary that all the people who self-describe as “free thinking” on Twitter all think roughly the same thing.

A A Gill

« 10 December 2016 | 17:46 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Freedom of speech is what all the other human rights and freedoms balance on. That may sound like unspeakable arrogance when applied to restaurant reviews or gossip columns. But that’s not the point. Journalism isn’t an individual sport like books and plays; it’s a team effort. The power of the press is cumulative. It has […]

Sam Goldwyn

« 6 December 2016 | 13:30 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

on first seeing a sundial What will they think of next?