Thursday, April 18

Good "Old Britain"

Much has been written lately about how some members of the British press corps (not to be confused with any military corps that might have actually done its bit for its country) seem to be playing a sick game of "who can most closely toe the PA party line." Well, I am glad to report that at least two reliably sensible sources are sitting out this match and razzing the participants from the sidelines. The first is the Telegraph, which is much cited to on these pages and the other is the Spectator, that grand old lady of the London magazine world, whose current edition contains a story by Melanie Phillips, who dissents admirably from the position mainstream British and European press.