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01JUN 2019 . . . Is there anybody who isn’t going bonkers? . . . Why won’t Sir Max get no satisfaction? . . . Your guide to London’s Secret Ceremonies . . . the strange fate of The Disconnect . . . an unpleasant aspect of the Grenfell aftermath . . .
Jun 13 2019GRENFELL TOWER,
Spare us these tiresome ghoulish hangers-on
Tomorrow, on the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, AMELIA BYNG identifies a contingent of activists who in spite of having no connection with the tragedy revel in confronting anyone in authority who does. Aggressive, vociferous and deaf to reasoned discussion, they have become known in media circles as the Grenfell Groupies.
Jun 16 2019ARMY, ROYALTY, CEREMONIAL, REGIMENTS
TONIGHT ON TV: Revealed, London’s Secret Summer Ceremonies: No 3 Trooping of the Colour.
Tucked away on a patch of empty ground between Whitehall and Buckingham Palace, in June each year colourfully uniformed
Jun 29 2019CONRAD BLACK, MAX HASTING,
Black calls Hastings a snob . . . coward . . . . flake, so when’s the duel?
Conrad Black writes in today’s Spectator, ‘Max is an ill-tempered snob with a short attention span. He has his talents, but it pains me to report that when seriously tested, he was a coward and a flake.’ Author and social historian Dudley d’Offray wonders if Sir Max is happy just to take this sort of stuff or might choose to demand satisfaction – even if it’s just a challenge to a game of croquet. SEE PAGE 7
AS MRAK SEES IT
Jun 2019PRINCE WILLIAM, meGHAN MARKLE
‘ All this talk about mental health is driving me mad!’
Jun 2019politics, debate,
‘Even our disconnect is broken and no longer fit for purpose’ So says our star political columnist Horace Edgerly. writing about the great political conundrum of our times. Perceptive, far-seeing – read him tomorrow: ONLY IN THE SECOND POST!
Jun 2019society, history
NEXT WEEK ‘We have an old saying in our post code . . . ‘
LULU SHAYLER explores the customs and traditions in London and the Home Counties
‘The following events are true, but some of them have not yet occurred’
– Prof Glyn Owen
Jun 2019politics, debate, brexit deadline
‘The calendar is still ticking’ So says our star political columnist Horace Edgerley. writing about the great political challenge of our times. Read him tomorrow: ONLY IN THE SECOND POST!