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By Anonym 13 Sep

Ferdinand Mount

For the first half of this century, High Court judges have been cautious to the point of timidity in expressing any criticism of governmental action; the independence of the judiciary has been of a decidedly subordinate character.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ferdinand Mount

In real terms, there is a greater disparity of earnings between the very rich and the very poor.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ferdinand Mount

We are also further than ever from equality of opportunity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ferdinand Mount

Of course great politicians are always liable to be wrong about something, and the more people tell them they are wrong, the more stubbornly they defend their error.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ferdinand Mount

According to Richard Clarke, the former White House counterterrorism chief, Bush was so obsessed with Iraq that he failed to take action against Osama Bin Laden despite repeated warnings from his intelligence experts.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ferdinand Mount

Why should people be expected to think about the meaning of life merely because they happen to be ill? That is just the time when there is no time to think about such things, because the body is so greedy for attention.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ferdinand Mount

I think it's a pity that in many people's minds constitutional reform and PR have come to mean much the same thing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ferdinand Mount

One of the unsung freedoms that go with a free press is the freedom not to read it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ferdinand Mount

All the research shows that being married, with all its ups and downs, is by far the most effective way of making young men law-abiding and giving them a sense of purpose and self-worth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ferdinand Mount

Sexual relations, of course, have existed, exist, and will exist. However, this is in no way connected with the indispensability of the existence of the family.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ferdinand Mount

We want a system that will improve consistency and steadiness in the quality of government.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ferdinand Mount

For all its terrible faults, in one sense America is still the last, best hope of mankind, because it spells out so vividly the kind of happiness that most people actually want, regardless of what they are told they ought to want.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ferdinand Mount

The president is being denounced for not taking the kind of pre-emptive action in Afghanistan that he has been so passionately denounced for taking in Iraq. Damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ferdinand Mount

Francis Wheen takes a hugely enjoyable sweep through the tangled thickets of superstition and gullibility in which modern man likes to ramble. He takes particular delight in reminding us how easily fools are parted from their money and how many of them there are.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ferdinand Mount

Something is happening to Britain and the British. Or has happened. We are said to be passing through a transition, or a turning point, or a transformation; nobody is quite sure which.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ferdinand Mount

I hate churches, all of them. But they used to know something about the importance of silence.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ferdinand Mount

What the world needs now is more Americans. The U.S. is the first nation on earth deliberately dedicated to letting people choose what they want and giving them a chance to get it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ferdinand Mount

A majority in all parties do, I think, want to see local government recover its old vigour and independence.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ferdinand Mount

It's true that I'm taking a break from writing a regular column to do other things but it's got nothing to do with what dear Simon has or has not written.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ferdinand Mount

We criticize, copy, patronize, idolize and insult but we never doubt that the U.S. has a unique position in the history of human hopes.