Sunday, 26 July 2009

The soul of England

There’s an impassioned piece by Simon Heffer in today’s Sunday Telegraph entitled The soul of England lives in the public house. While I agree with the general sentiment, I can’t help feeling that Simon Heffer is someone who romanticises pubs as part of Olde England but doesn’t actually spend very much time drinking in them.


  1. If course he doesn't spend time in pubs, he's a successful man. He is paid to write sentimental tosh for the torygraph, and does it well, even romanticising sitting outside one as a kid with a bag of crisps.

  2. I agree: it is unconvincing sentimental tosh. And what does the crass phrase "the era before compulsory child molestation" mean exactly?


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