Author: Simon Mundy

What the world needs now probably is a dose of ‘love, sweet love’ but – to mix my song lyrics – equally probably, ‘love is’…

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There was a time, perhaps 1945-1985, when arts policy in Britain was catching up finally with that of its neighbours in Europe. Although cities had…

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We are governed by a grim bunch of numpties, a whole wheelbarrow full of them. It is hard to think of a less competent government…

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On 8 and 9 November, the eve and anniversary of the Berlin Wall being breached and made redundant, many of us have gathered in the…

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When President Macron of France suggested bringing together the heads of government of the wider Europe, whether they were part of the EU or not,…

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Two hundred years ago Shelley and his companion Edward Williams sailed their boat Ariel out of the Gulf of Spezia towards Livorno and were never…

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The old adage that sex always brings down Conservatives and money always does in Labour has held true again. The root of our problems can…

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The incompetence of Home Office immigration staff this century has been truly extraordinary. They have not been fit for purpose in a generation. Almost anybody…

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The only thing that is surprising about Putin’s move on Ukraine is that the West is surprised. For nearly 20 years, ever since Putin was…

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Vince Cable has been making his accustomed case for maintaining strong and largely unfettered links with China. In his view orthodox economic engagement, even on…

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The trouble with all public authorities, from town councils, via nations to supranational conglomerates, is that they have to justify their existence by Doing Something…

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The confusion of cultural identity with nationalist symbols such as flags, anthems and even buildings is increasingly dangerous and their use must not become a…

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