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The Spectator

Index The Spectator

The Spectator is a weekly British magazine on politics, culture, and current affairs. [1]

215 relations: A. N. Wilson, Aberdare, Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler, Alan Watkins, Alec Douglas-Home, Alexander Chancellor, American Civil War, Andrew Neil, Aneurin Bevan, Anglo-Irish Agreement, Anthony Blunt, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Atlanticism, Auberon Waugh, Barry Humphries, Benjamin Disraeli, Benjamin Moran, Bernard Levin, Bill Cash, Bill Deedes, Bleak House, Boris Johnson, Brian Inglis, Bruce Anderson (columnist), Capital punishment, Charles Dickens, Charles Glass, Charles Moore (journalist), China, Christopher Hitchens, Clement Freud, Conrad Black, Conservatism, Conservative Party (UK), Craig Brown (satirist), Crown Prosecution Service, David and Frederick Barclay, David Blunkett, David Cameron, Deborah Ross (journalist), Demographics of South Africa, Diana, Princess of Wales, Dominic Lawson, Donald Hankey, Douglas Murray (author), Duncan Fallowell, Dundee, Economic and monetary union, Edna O'Brien, ..., Edward Heath, Eton College, European Economic Community, European Union, Euroscepticism, Evelyn Waugh, Evelyn Wrench, Express & Star, F. R. Leavis, Fairfax Media, Fascism, First Minister of Scotland, First Opium War, Frank Field (British politician), Frank Johnson (journalist), Fraser Nelson, Gabriel García Márquez, George Brimley, George Gale (journalist), George M. Dallas, Germaine Greer, Graham Greene, Gwilym Lloyd George, H. E. Bates, H. H. Asquith, Harold Creighton, Harold Macmillan, Harold Nicolson, Helmut Kohl, Henley (UK Parliament constituency), Henry Keswick (businessman), Hilary Mantel, Hong Kong, Hugh Gaitskell, Hugh Trevor-Roper, Hugo Rifkind, Iain Hamilton (journalist), Iain Macleod, Ian Gilmour, Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar, Ides of March, Iraq War, Irwin Stelzer, Israel, Italian Socialist Party, ITN, James Buchanan, James Delingpole, James Forsyth (journalist), James Pope-Hennessy, Jani Allan, Jardine Matheson, Jeffrey Bernard, Jennifer Paterson, Joan Collins, John Betjeman, John Buchan, John Cleese, John Derbyshire, John Osborne, John Simpson (journalist), John Strachey (journalist), Jonathan Miller, Kenneth Bigley, Kenneth Tynan, Kim Philby, Kimberly Quinn, Kingsley Amis, Labour Party (UK) leadership election, 2015, Larry Adler, Libertarianism, Liz Kendall, Ludovic Kennedy, Margaret Thatcher, Martin Bright, Matthew d'Ancona, Matthew Parris, Max Hastings, Mayor of London, Meredith Townsend, Methuen Publishing, Michael Howard, Michael Paraskos, Mohamed Al-Fayed, Morgan Phillips, Munich Agreement, Murder of Stephen Lawrence, National Review, NatWest Three, Nazi Party, Neoconservatism, Neville Chamberlain, New Labour, New Statesman, Nicholas Garland, Nicholas Ridley, Baron Ridley of Liddesdale, Nick Cohen, Nicola Sturgeon, Nigel Lawson, Nigella Lawson, Patrick Cosgrave, Paul Johnson (writer), Peter Fleming (writer), Peter Hoskin, Peter Oborne, Petronella Wyatt, Philip Larkin, Popular culture, Press Holdings, Pro-Europeanism, Quentin Blake, Randolph Churchill, Raymond Keene, Reform Act 1832, Reuters, Richard Crossman, Richard Holt Hutton, Richard West (journalist), Robert Stephen Rintoul, Rod Liddle, Ross Clark (journalist), Roy Jenkins, Rupert Murdoch, Ruth Ellis, Saturday Review (London newspaper), Scottish independence, Seán Ó Faoláin, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Single European Act, Spice Girls, Stephen Glover, Suez Crisis, Taki Theodoracopulos, Tanya Gold, Telegraph Media Group, Tessa Jowell, The Daily Telegraph, The Jerusalem Post, The Salisbury Review, The Spectator (1711), The Sunday Telegraph, The Times, Thornton Leigh Hunt, Transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong, Two Fat Ladies, United Kingdom, United Kingdom general election, 1959, United Kingdom general election, 1964, United Kingdom general election, 1997, United Kingdom general election, 2001, United States Senate, University of Cambridge, V. S. Pritchett, Vietnam War, Walter Taplin, Who's Who (UK), William Beach Thomas, William Ewart Gladstone, William Haley, William Plomer, William Rees-Mogg, Wilson Harris (journalist), Wolfenden report, World War I, Young fogey. Expand index (165 more) »

A. N. Wilson

Andrew Norman Wilson (born 1950) is an English writer and newspaper columnist known for his critical biographies, novels and works of popular history.

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Aberdare

Aberdare (Aberdâr) is a town in the Cynon Valley area of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, at the confluence of the Rivers Dare (Dâr) and Cynon.

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.

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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician, demagogue, and revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.

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Alan Watkins

Alan Rhun Watkins (3 April 1933 – 8 May 2010) was for over 50 years a British political columnist in various London-based magazines and newspapers.

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Alec Douglas-Home

Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel, (2 July 1903 – 9 October 1995) was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from October 1963 to October 1964.

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Alexander Chancellor

Alexander Surtees Chancellor, CBE (4 January 1940 – 28 January 2017) was a British journalist.

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American Civil War

The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.

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Andrew Neil

Andrew Ferguson Neil (born 21 May 1949) is a British journalist and broadcaster.

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Aneurin Bevan

Aneurin Bevan (15 November 1897 – 6 July 1960), often known as Nye Bevan, was a Welsh Labour Party politician who was the Minister for Health in the post-war Attlee ministry from 1945-51.

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Anglo-Irish Agreement

The Anglo-Irish Agreement was a 1985 treaty between the United Kingdom and Ireland which aimed to help bring an end to the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

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Anthony Blunt

Anthony Frederick Blunt (26 September 1907 – 26 March 1983), known as Sir Anthony Blunt, KCVO, from 1956 to 1979, was a leading British art historian who in 1964, after being offered immunity from prosecution, confessed to having been a Soviet spy.

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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain, serving twice as Prime Minister.

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Atlanticism

Atlanticism, also known as Transatlanticism, is the belief in or support for a close relationship between the United States, Canada and Europe regarding political, economic and defence issues, with the belief that it would maintain security and prosperity of the participating countries and protect perceived values that unite them.

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Auberon Waugh

Auberon Alexander Waugh (17 November 1939 – 16 January 2001) was an English journalist, and eldest son of Evelyn Waugh.

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Barry Humphries

John Barry Humphries, AO, CBE (born 17 February 1934) is an Australian comedian, actor, satirist, artist, and author.

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Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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Benjamin Moran

Benjamin Moran (b. Franklin County, Pennsylvania, 1820 – d. Braintree, Essex, on 20 June 1886) worked at the United States Legation (later the US Embassy) in London from 1853 to 1874.

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Bernard Levin

Henry Bernard Levin CBE (19 August 1928 – 7 August 2004) was an English journalist, author and broadcaster, described by The Times as "the most famous journalist of his day".

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Bill Cash

Sir William Nigel Paul Cash (born 10 May 1940) is a British Conservative politician and Member of Parliament for Stone in Staffordshire.

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Bill Deedes

William Francis Deedes, Baron Deedes, (1 June 1913 – 17 August 2007) was a British Conservative Party politician, army officer and journalist; he was the first person in Britain to have been both a member of the Cabinet and the editor of a major daily newspaper, The Daily Telegraph.

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Bleak House

Bleak House is a novel by English author Charles Dickens, first published as a serial between March 1852 and September 1853.

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Boris Johnson

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born 19 June 1964), best known as Boris Johnson, is a British politician, popular historian and journalist serving as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since 2016 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015.

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Brian Inglis

Brian Inglis (31 July 1916 – 11 February 1993) was an Irish journalist, historian and television presenter.

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Bruce Anderson (columnist)

Bruce Anderson is a British political columnist, currently working as a freelancer.

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Capital punishment

Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is a government-sanctioned practice whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime.

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Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.

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Charles Glass

Charles Glass (born January 23, 1951) is an American-British author, journalist, broadcaster and publisher specializing in the Middle East and the Second World War.

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Charles Moore (journalist)

Charles Hilary Moore (born 31 October 1956) is an English journalist and a former editor of The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and The Spectator.

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China

China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

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Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was an Anglo-American author, columnist, essayist, orator, religious and literary critic, social critic, and journalist.

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Clement Freud

Sir Clement Raphael Freud (24 April 192415 April 2009) was a British broadcaster, writer, politician and chef.

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Conrad Black

Conrad Moffat Black, Baron Black of Crossharbour, KSG (born 25 August 1944) is a British former newspaper publisher, author.

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Conservatism

Conservatism is a political and social philosophy promoting traditional social institutions in the context of culture and civilization.

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Conservative Party (UK)

The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.

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Craig Brown (satirist)

Craig Edward Moncrieff Brown (born 23 May 1957) is an English critic and satirist, best known for his parodies in Private Eye.

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Crown Prosecution Service

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is the principal public prosecuting agency for conducting criminal prosecutions in England and Wales.

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David and Frederick Barclay

Sir David Rowat Barclay and Sir Frederick Hugh Barclay (both born 27 October 1934), commonly referred to as the "Barclay Brothers" or "Barclay Twins", are British businessmen.

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David Blunkett

David Blunkett, Baron Blunkett, (born 6 June 1947) is a former British politician, having represented the Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough constituency for 28 years through to 7 May 2015 when he stepped down at the general election.

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David Cameron

David William Donald Cameron (born 9 October 1966) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2016.

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Deborah Ross (journalist)

Deborah Ross is a British journalist and author.

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Demographics of South Africa

The demographics of South Africa encompasses about 56 million people of diverse origins, cultures, languages, and religions.

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Diana, Princess of Wales

Diana, Princess of Wales (born Diana Frances Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997) was a member of the British royal family.

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Dominic Lawson

Dominic Ralph Campden Lawson (born 17 December 1956 in Wandsworth, London) is an English journalist.

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Donald Hankey

Donald William Alers Hankey (27 October 1884 – 12 October 1916) was an English soldier best known for two volumes of essays about the British volunteer army in World War I both titled A Student in Arms.

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Douglas Murray (author)

Douglas Kear Murray (born 16 July 1979) is a British author, journalist, and political commentator.

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Duncan Fallowell

Duncan Fallowell is an English novelist, travel writer, journalist and critic (see also entries in Oxford Companion to English Literature, 7th edition; and current Who's Who).

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Dundee

Dundee (Dùn Dè) is Scotland's fourth-largest city and the 51st-most-populous built-up area in the United Kingdom.

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Economic and monetary union

An economic and monetary union is a type of trade bloc which is composed of an economic union (common market and customs union) with a monetary union.

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Edna O'Brien

Edna O'Brien, DBE (born 15 December 1930) is an Irish novelist, memoirist, playwright, poet and short story writer.

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Edward Heath

Sir Edward Richard George Heath (9 July 1916 – 17 July 2005), often known as Ted Heath, was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1965 to 1975.

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Eton College

Eton College is an English independent boarding school for boys in Eton, Berkshire, near Windsor.

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European Economic Community

The European Economic Community (EEC) was a regional organisation which aimed to bring about economic integration among its member states.

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European Union

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of EUnum member states that are located primarily in Europe.

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Euroscepticism

Euroscepticism (also known as EU-scepticism) means criticism of the European Union (EU) and European integration.

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Evelyn Waugh

Arthur Evelyn St.

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Evelyn Wrench

Sir John Evelyn Leslie Wrench, CMG, LLD (1882–1966), was a British author and the founder of the Royal Over-Seas League and the English-Speaking Union.

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Express & Star

The Express & Star is a regional evening newspaper in Britain.

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F. R. Leavis

Frank Raymond "F.

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Fairfax Media

Fairfax Media Limited (formerly John Fairfax and Sons) is one of the largest media companies in Australia and New Zealand, with investments in newspaper, magazines, radio and digital properties.

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Fascism

Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian ultranationalism, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition and control of industry and commerce, which came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.

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First Minister of Scotland

The First Minister of Scotland (Prìomh Mhinistear na h-Alba; Heid Meinister o Scotland) is the leader of the Scottish Government.

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First Opium War

The First Opium War (第一次鴉片戰爭), also known as the Opium War or the Anglo-Chinese War, was a series of military engagements fought between the United Kingdom and the Qing dynasty of China over their conflicting viewpoints on diplomatic relations, trade, and the administration of justice in China.

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Frank Field (British politician)

Frank Ernest Field, (born 16 July 1942) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Birkenhead since 1979.

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Frank Johnson (journalist)

Frank Robert Johnson (20 January 1943 – 15 December 2006) was an English journalist.

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Fraser Nelson

Fraser Andrew Nelson (born 14 May 1973) is a Scottish political journalist and editor of The Spectator magazine.

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Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo or Gabito throughout Latin America.

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George Brimley

George Brimley (29 December 1819, Cambridge - 29 May 1857) was an English essayist.

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George Gale (journalist)

George Gale (1927–1990) was a British journalist who was editor of the British political magazine The Spectator from 1970 to 1973.

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George M. Dallas

George Mifflin Dallas (July 10, 1792December 31, 1864) was an American politician and diplomat who served as Mayor of Philadelphia from 1828 to 1829 and as the 11th Vice President of the United States from 1845 to 1849.

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Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer (born 29 January 1939) is an Australian writer and public intellectual, regarded as one of the major voices of the second-wave feminist movement in the latter half of the 20th century.

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Graham Greene

Henry Graham Greene (2 October 1904 – 3 April 1991), better known by his pen name Graham Greene, was an English novelist regarded by many as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.

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Gwilym Lloyd George

Gwilym Lloyd George, 1st Viscount Tenby, (4 December 1894 – 14 February 1967) was a British politician and cabinet minister.

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H. E. Bates

Herbert Ernest Bates, CBE (16 May 1905 – 29 January 1974), better known as H.E. Bates, was an English writer and author.

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H. H. Asquith

Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, (12 September 1852 – 15 February 1928), generally known as H. H. Asquith, was a British statesman of the Liberal Party who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916.

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Harold Creighton

Harold Digby Fitzgerald Creighton (11 September 1927 – 3 July 2003) was a British businessman and machine tool pioneer, who bought The Spectator magazine in 1967 for £75,000.

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Harold Macmillan

Maurice Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton, (10 February 1894 – 29 December 1986) was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1957 to 1963.

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Harold Nicolson

Sir Harold George Nicolson (21 November 1886 – 1 May 1968) was a British diplomat, author, diarist and politician.

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Helmut Kohl

Helmut Josef Michael Kohl (3 April 1930 – 16 June 2017) was a German statesman who served as Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998 (of West Germany 1982–1990 and of the reunited Germany 1990–1998) and as the chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 1973 to 1998.

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Henley (UK Parliament constituency)

Henley is a constituency in Oxfordshire represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2008 by John Howell, a member of the Conservative party.

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Henry Keswick (businessman)

Sir Henry Neville Lindley Keswick (born 29 September 1938) is a British businessman.

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Hilary Mantel

Dame Hilary Mary Mantel, (née Thompson; born 6 July 1952) is an English writer whose work includes personal memoirs, short stories, and historical fiction.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.

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Hugh Gaitskell

Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell (9 April 1906 – 18 January 1963) was a British politician and Leader of the Labour Party.

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Hugh Trevor-Roper

Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper, Baron Dacre of Glanton, (15 January 1914 – 26 January 2003), was a British historian of early modern Britain and Nazi Germany.

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Hugo Rifkind

Hugo James Rifkind (born 30 March 1977) is a British journalist who is a columnist for The Times.

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Iain Hamilton (journalist)

Ian Hamilton is a British journalist, author and poet.

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Iain Macleod

Iain Norman Macleod (11 November 1913 – 20 July 1970) was a British Conservative Party politician and government minister.

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Ian Gilmour, Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar

Ian Hedworth John Little Gilmour, Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar, (8 July 1926 – 21 September 2007) was a Conservative politician in the United Kingdom.

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Ides of March

The Ides of March (Idus Martiae, Late Latin: Idus Martii) is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March.

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Iraq War

The Iraq WarThe conflict is also known as the War in Iraq, the Occupation of Iraq, the Second Gulf War, and Gulf War II.

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Irwin Stelzer

Irwin M. Stelzer (born 22 May 1932) is an American economist who is the U.S. economic and business columnist for The Sunday Times in the United Kingdom and The Courier-Mail in Australia.

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Israel

Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.

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Italian Socialist Party

The Italian Socialist Party (PSI) was a socialist and later social-democratic political party in Italy.

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ITN

Independent Television News (ITN) is a British-based news and content provider.

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James Buchanan

James Buchanan Jr. (April 23, 1791June 1, 1868) was an American politician who served as the 15th President of the United States (1857–61), serving immediately prior to the American Civil War.

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James Delingpole

James Mark Court Delingpole (born 6 August 1965) is a writer, journalist, and columnist who has written for a number of publications, including the Daily Mail, Daily Express, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and The Spectator.

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James Forsyth (journalist)

James Forsyth (born 1981) is a British political journalist and political editor of The Spectator magazine.

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James Pope-Hennessy

James Pope Hennessy CVO (20 November 1916 – 25 January 1974) was a British biographer and travel writer.

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Jani Allan

Jani Allan (born 11 September 1952) is a South African journalist, columnist, writer and broadcaster.

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Jardine Matheson

Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited, also known as Jardines, is a British conglomerate incorporated in Bermuda, with its primary listing on the Singapore Exchange.

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Jeffrey Bernard

Jeffrey Bernard (27 May 1932 – 4 September 1997) was a British journalist, best known for his weekly column "Low Life" in The Spectator magazine, and also notorious for a feckless and chaotic career and life of alcohol abuse.

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Jennifer Paterson

Jennifer Mary Paterson (3 April 1928 – 10 August 1999) was a British celebrity chef, actress and television personality who appeared on the television programme Two Fat Ladies (1996-1999) with Clarissa Dickson Wright.

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Joan Collins

Dame Joan Henrietta Collins, (born 23 May 1933) is an English actress, author and columnist.

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John Betjeman

Sir John Betjeman (28 August 190619 May 1984) was an English poet, writer, and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a "poet and hack".

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John Buchan

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, (26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940) was a Scottish novelist, historian, and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 15th since Canadian Confederation.

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John Cleese

John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer.

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John Derbyshire

John Derbyshire (born June 3, 1945) is a British-born American computer programmer, writer, journalist and political commentator.

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John Osborne

John James Osborne (Fulham, London, 12 December 1929 – 24 December 1994) was an English playwright, screenwriter and actor, known for his excoriating prose and intense critical stance towards established social and political norms.

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John Simpson (journalist)

John Cody Fidler-Simpson (born 9 August 1944) is an English foreign correspondent and world affairs editor of BBC News.

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John Strachey (journalist)

John St.

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Jonathan Miller

Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller, CBE (born 21 July 1934) is an English theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter, humourist, and medical doctor.

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Kenneth Bigley

Kenneth John "Ken" Bigley (22 April 1942 – 7 October 2004) was a British civil engineer who was kidnapped in the al-Mansour district of Baghdad, Iraq, on 16 September 2004, along with his colleagues Jack Hensley and Eugene Armstrong, both United States citizens.

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Kenneth Tynan

Kenneth Peacock Tynan (2 April 1927 – 26 July 1980) was an English theatre critic and writer.

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Kim Philby

Harold Adrian Russell "Kim" Philby (1 January 1912 – 11 May 1988) was a high-ranking member of British intelligence who worked as a double agent before defecting to the Soviet Union in 1963.

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Kimberly Quinn

Kimberly Quinn (formerly Fortier; née Solomon; born 1961) is an American journalist, commentator and magazine publisher and writer; latterly the publisher of British conservative news magazine The Spectator.

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Kingsley Amis

Sir Kingsley William Amis, CBE (16 April 1922 – 22 October 1995) was an English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher.

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Labour Party (UK) leadership election, 2015

The 2015 Labour Party leadership election was won by Jeremy Corbyn with a landslide victory.

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Larry Adler

Lawrence Cecil Adler (February 10, 1914 – August 6, 2001) was an American harmonica player.

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Libertarianism

Libertarianism (from libertas, meaning "freedom") is a collection of political philosophies and movements that uphold liberty as a core principle.

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Liz Kendall

Elizabeth Louise Kendall (born 11 June 1971) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leicester West since 2010.

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Ludovic Kennedy

Sir Ludovic Henry Coverley Kennedy (3 November 191918 October 2009) was a British journalist, broadcaster, humanist and author best known for re-examining cases such as the Lindbergh kidnapping and the murder convictions of Timothy Evans and Derek Bentley, and for his role in the abolition of the death penalty in the United Kingdom.

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Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, (13 October 19258 April 2013) was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.

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Martin Bright

Martin Derek Bright (born 5 June 1966) is a British journalist.

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Matthew d'Ancona

Matthew Robert Ralph d'Ancona (born 27 January 1968) is an English journalist.

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Matthew Parris

Matthew Francis Parris (born 7 August 1949) is a South African-British political writer and broadcaster, formerly a Conservative Member of Parliament.

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Max Hastings

Sir Max Hugh Macdonald Hastings (born 28 December 1945) is a British journalist, who has worked as a foreign correspondent for the BBC, editor-in-chief of The Daily Telegraph, and editor of the Evening Standard.

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Mayor of London

The Mayor of London is the head of the executive body of the Greater London Authority.

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Meredith Townsend

Meredith White Townsend (1831–1911) was an English journalist and editor of The Spectator.

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Methuen Publishing

Methuen Publishing Ltd is an English publishing house.

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Michael Howard

Michael Howard, Baron Howard of Lympne, (born 7 July 1941), is a British politician who served as the Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition from November 2003 to December 2005.

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Michael Paraskos

Michael Paraskos, FHEA, FRSA (born 1969) is a novelist, lecturer and writer on art, and is the son of the Cypriot artist Stass Paraskos.

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Mohamed Al-Fayed

Mohamed Al-Fayed (محمد أنور شاكر عبد السيد الفايد,; born 27 January 1929) is an Egyptian business magnate.

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Morgan Phillips

Morgan Walter Phillips (18 June 1902 – 15 January 1963) was a colliery worker and trade union activist who became the General Secretary of the British Labour Party, involved in two of the party's election victories.

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Munich Agreement

The Munich Agreement was a settlement permitting Nazi Germany's annexation of portions of Czechoslovakia along the country's borders mainly inhabited by German speakers, for which a new territorial designation, the "Sudetenland", was coined.

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Murder of Stephen Lawrence

Stephen Lawrence (13 September 1974 – 22 April 1993) was a black British teenager from Plumstead, south east London, who was murdered in a racially motivated attack while waiting for a bus in Well Hall, Eltham on the evening of 22 April 1993.

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National Review

National Review (NR) is an American semi-monthly conservative editorial magazine focusing on news and commentary pieces on political, social, and cultural affairs.

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NatWest Three

The NatWest Three, also known as the Enron Three, are three British businessmen – Giles Darby, David Bermingham and Gary Mulgrew.

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Nazi Party

The National Socialist German Workers' Party (abbreviated NSDAP), commonly referred to in English as the Nazi Party, was a far-right political party in Germany that was active between 1920 and 1945 and supported the ideology of Nazism.

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Neoconservatism

Neoconservatism (commonly shortened to neocon when labelling its adherents) is a political movement born in the United States during the 1960s among liberal hawks who became disenchanted with the increasingly pacifist foreign policy of the Democratic Party, and the growing New Left and counterculture, in particular the Vietnam protests.

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Neville Chamberlain

Arthur Neville Chamberlain (18 March 1869 – 9 November 1940) was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 1937 to May 1940.

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New Labour

New Labour refers to a period in the history of the British Labour Party from the late-1990s until 2010 under the leadership of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

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New Statesman

The New Statesman is a British political and cultural magazine published in London.

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Nicholas Garland

Nicholas Withycombe Garland OBE (born 1 September 1935) is a British political cartoonist.

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Nicholas Ridley, Baron Ridley of Liddesdale

Nicholas Ridley, Baron Ridley of Liddesdale, PC (17 February 1929 – 4 March 1993) was a British Conservative politician and government minister.

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Nick Cohen

Nicholas Cohen (born 1961) is a British journalist, author and political commentator.

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Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon (born 19 July 1970) is a Scottish politician who is the current First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), in office since November 2014.

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Nigel Lawson

Nigel Lawson, Baron Lawson of Blaby, (born 11 March 1932) is a British Conservative politician and journalist.

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Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lucy Lawson (born 6 January 1960) is an English journalist, broadcaster, television personality, gourmet, and food writer.

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Patrick Cosgrave

Patrick John Francis Cosgrave (28 September 1941 – 16 September 2001) was an Anglophile Irish journalist and writer, and a staunch supporter of the British Conservative Party.

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Paul Johnson (writer)

Paul Bede Johnson (born 2 November 1928) is an English journalist, popular historian, speechwriter, and author.

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Peter Fleming (writer)

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Peter Fleming (31 May 1907 – 18 August 1971) was a British adventurer, soldier and travel writer.

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Peter Hoskin

Peter Hoskin (born 1984) is a British journalist.

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Peter Oborne

Peter Alan Oborne (born 11 July 1957) is a British journalist and broadcaster.

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Petronella Wyatt

Petronella "Petsy" Wyatt (born May 1968) is a British journalist and author.

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Philip Larkin

Philip Arthur Larkin (9 August 1922 – 2 December 1985) was an English poet, novelist and librarian.

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Popular culture

Popular culture (also called pop culture) is generally recognized as a set of the practices, beliefs, and objects that are dominant or ubiquitous in a society at a given point in time.

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Press Holdings

Press Holdings and May Corporation Limited are two Jersey registered holding companies owned by the Barclay brothers, which controls the UK holding company Press Acquisitions Limited, which in turn owns the Telegraph Media Group, parent company of the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph.

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Pro-Europeanism

Pro-Europeanism is a political position that favours European integration and membership of the European Union (EU).

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Quentin Blake

Sir Quentin Saxby Blake, CBE, FCSD, FRSL, RDI (born 16 December 1932) is an English cartoonist, illustrator and children's writer.

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Randolph Churchill

Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer-Churchill (28 May 1911 – 6 June 1968) was a British journalist, writer and a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Preston from 1940 to 1945.

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Raymond Keene

Raymond Dennis Keene OBE (born 29 January 1948) is an English chess Grandmaster, a FIDE International Arbiter, a chess organiser, and a journalist and author.

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Reform Act 1832

The Representation of the People Act 1832 (known informally as the 1832 Reform Act, Great Reform Act or First Reform Act to distinguish it from subsequent Reform Acts) was an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom (indexed as 2 & 3 Will. IV c. 45) that introduced wide-ranging changes to the electoral system of England and Wales.

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Reuters

Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

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Richard Crossman

Richard Howard Stafford Crossman (15 December 1907 – 5 April 1974), sometimes known as Dick Crossman, was a British Labour Party Member of Parliament, as well as a key figure among the party's Zionists and anti-communists.

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Richard Holt Hutton

Richard Holt Hutton (2 June 1826 – 9 September 1897) was an English journalist of literature and religion.

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Richard West (journalist)

Richard West (18 July 1930 – 25 April 2015) was a British journalist and author best known for his reporting of the Vietnam War and Yugoslavia.

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Robert Stephen Rintoul

Robert Stephen Rintoul (1787 – 22 April 1858) was a British journalist.

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Rod Liddle

Roderick E. Liddle (born 1 April 1960) is an English journalist and an associate editor of The Spectator.

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Ross Clark (journalist)

Ross Clark (born 12 September 1966) is a British journalist and author whose work has appeared in The Spectator, The Times and other publications.

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Roy Jenkins

Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead, (11 November 1920 – 5 January 2003) was a British Labour Party, SDP and Liberal Democrat politician, and biographer of British political leaders.

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Rupert Murdoch

Keith Rupert Murdoch, (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian-born American media mogul.

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Ruth Ellis

Ruth Ellis (9 October 1926 – 13 July 1955) was a British model and nightclub hostess.

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Saturday Review (London newspaper)

The Saturday Review of politics, literature, science, and art was a London weekly newspaper established by A. J. B. Beresford Hope in 1855.

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Scottish independence

Scottish independence (Scots unthirldom; Neo-eisimeileachd na h-Alba) is a political aim of various political parties, advocacy groups, and individuals in Scotland (which is a country of the United Kingdom) for the country to become an independent sovereign state.

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Seán Ó Faoláin

Seán Proinsias Ó Faoláin (22 February 1900 – 20 April 1991) was an Irish short story writer.

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Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DEBEIS), or informally Business Secretary, is a cabinet position in the United Kingdom government.

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Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, normally referred to as the Foreign Secretary, is a senior, high-ranking official within the Government of the United Kingdom and head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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Single European Act

The Single European Act (SEA) was the first major revision of the 1957 Treaty of Rome.

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Spice Girls

The Spice Girls are an English pop girl group formed in 1994.

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Stephen Glover

Stephen Glover (born 13 January 1952) is a British journalist and columnist for the Daily Mail.

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Suez Crisis

The Suez Crisis, or the Second Arab–Israeli War, also named the Tripartite Aggression (in the Arab world) and Operation Kadesh or Sinai War (in Israel),Also named: Suez Canal Crisis, Suez War, Suez–Sinai war, Suez Campaign, Sinai Campaign, Operation Musketeer (أزمة السويس /‎ العدوان الثلاثي, "Suez Crisis"/ "the Tripartite Aggression"; Crise du canal de Suez; מבצע קדש "Operation Kadesh", or מלחמת סיני, "Sinai War") was an invasion of Egypt in late 1956 by Israel, followed by the United Kingdom and France.

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Taki Theodoracopulos

Panagiotis "Taki" Theodoracopulos (text; born 11 August 1936) is a Greek journalist and writer.

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Tanya Gold

Tanya Gold (born 31 December 1973 in Merton, Surrey) is an English journalist.

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Telegraph Media Group

The Telegraph Media Group (TMG, previously the Telegraph Group) is the proprietor of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph.

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Tessa Jowell

Tessa Jane Helen Douglas Jowell, Baroness Jowell, (17 September 1947 – 12 May 2018) was a British Labour politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dulwich and West Norwood from 1997 to 2015, having previously been elected as the MP for Dulwich in 1992.

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.

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The Jerusalem Post

The Jerusalem Post is a broadsheet newspaper based in Jerusalem, founded in 1932 during the British Mandate of Palestine by Gershon Agron as The Palestine Post.

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The Salisbury Review

The Salisbury Review is a British conservative magazine, published quarterly and founded in 1982.

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The Spectator (1711)

The Spectator was a daily publication founded by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele in England, lasting from 1711 to 1712.

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The Sunday Telegraph

The Sunday Telegraph is a British broadsheet newspaper, founded in February 1961, and is published by the Telegraph Media Group, a division of Press Holdings.

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The Times

The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.

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Thornton Leigh Hunt

Thornton Leigh Hunt (10 September 1810 – 25 June 1873) was the first editor of the British daily broadsheet newspaper The Daily Telegraph.

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Transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong

The transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to China, referred to as "the Handover" internationally or "the Return" in Mainland China, took place on 1 July 1997.

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Two Fat Ladies

Two Fat Ladies is a BBC2 television cooking programme starring Clarissa Dickson Wright and Jennifer Paterson.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United Kingdom general election, 1959

The 1959 United Kingdom general election was held on 8 October 1959.

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United Kingdom general election, 1964

The 1964 United Kingdom general election was held on 15 October 1964, five years after the previous election, and thirteen years after the Conservative Party, first led by Winston Churchill, had entered power.

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United Kingdom general election, 1997

The 1997 United Kingdom general election was held on Thursday 1 May 1997, five years after the previous election on 9 April 1992, to elect 659 members to the British House of Commons.

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United Kingdom general election, 2001

The 2001 United Kingdom general election was held on Thursday 7 June 2001, four years after the previous election on 1 May 1997, to elect 659 members to the British House of Commons.

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United States Senate

The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprise the legislature of the United States.

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University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge (informally Cambridge University)The corporate title of the university is The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.

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V. S. Pritchett

Sir Victor Sawdon Pritchett (also known as VSP; 16 December 1900 – 20 March 1997), was a British writer and literary critic.

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Vietnam War

The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.

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Walter Taplin

Walter Taplin (1910–1986) was editor of The Spectator between 1953 and 1954.

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Who's Who (UK)

Who's Who is a leading source of biographical data on more than 33,000 influential people from around the world.

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William Beach Thomas

Sir William Beach Thomas, (22 May 186812 May 1957) was a British author and journalist known for his work as a war correspondent and his writings about nature and country life.

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William Ewart Gladstone

William Ewart Gladstone, (29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898) was a British statesman of the Liberal Party.

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William Haley

Sir William John Haley, KCMG (24 May 1901 – 6 September 1987) was a British newspaper editor and broadcasting administrator.

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William Plomer

William Charles Franklyn Plomer CBE (he pronounced the surname as ploomer) (10 December 1903 – 21 September 1973) was a South African and British author, known as a novelist, poet and literary editor.

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William Rees-Mogg

William Rees-Mogg, Baron Rees-Mogg (14 July 192829 December 2012) was an English journalist and public servant.

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Wilson Harris (journalist)

Henry Wilson Harris (21 September 1883 – 11 January 1955) was editor of The Spectator from 1932 to 1953, and independent MP for Cambridge University from 1945 to 1950.

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Wolfenden report

The Report of the Departmental Committee on Homosexual Offences and Prostitution (better known as the Wolfenden report, after Sir John Wolfenden, the chairman of the committee) was published in the United Kingdom on 4 September 1957 after a succession of well-known men, including Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, Michael Pitt-Rivers, and Peter Wildeblood, were convicted of homosexual offences.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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Young fogey

"Young fogey" is a term humorously applied, in British context, to some younger-generation, rather buttoned-down writers and journalists, such as Simon Heffer, Charles Moore and, for a while, A. N. Wilson.

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