11 May 2011

Young Fogey: Simon Heffer

Youngish, at any rate
 


5 comments:

Vernon said...

At least twice a week, he has a fine piece in the Daily Telegraph. This past week he had one on the rights of majorities and one on public funding of the arts.

I have been meaning to read his latest book, STRICTLY ENGLISH. Just ordered it today.
Thank you for the reminder.

Vern Trotter

Pete said...

Looking forward to reading 2 of his works this summer:

Power and place: the political consequences of King Edward VII.

The end of the peer show? : why the hereditary system is wright and wromantic

Preptile said...

Cambridge, of course, and right about the main things.

Derek Warren said...

I must admit, I was not familiar with Mr. Heffer, but after finding this quote of his, "The evil that drug dealers do cannot be adequately punished under our present law; I would take a leaf out of China's book, and have them taken out and shot in the back of the head. That isn't going to happen. But using the laws we do have more effectively, applying them with zero tolerance, and making junkies pay - literally - for the damage they do to society would be a start. I fear, though, that it is already too late." I am a big fan.

Anonymous said...

Only now did I realize Heffer wrote a bio of Enoch Powell - I must have a look.