Highland games, p12
There’s something about Margate, p46
3 Leading article 7 Portrait of the Week 9 Diary Matt Ridley 10 Politics James Forsyth 11 The Spectator’s Notes 14 Ancient and modern 17 Rod Liddle 20 Mind your language 23 Barometer 25 Matthew Parris 26 James Delingpole 28 Letters 30 Any other business Martin Vander Weyer
12 How to save the Union Cameron can still stop Salmond
– but it will take courage Iain Martin 13 Salmond’s treasure map Fraser Nelson 14 Too many toddlers A new baby boom is reaching school age — and we’re not ready George Bridges 18 Chattering classes
Louise Stern tells stories from the world of the deaf Freddy Gray 20 Breaking the bank
The vendetta against Muhammad Yunus, Bangladesh’s Nobel winner Elliot Wilson 23 Neighbourhood botch
Into the jungle with a film camera and a crate of Simba beer Patrick Marnham Books 34 Alex Massie Afghanistan, by Tim Bird and Alex Marshall; Dead Men Risen, by Toby Harnden; Follow Me Home, by Patrick Bishop 37 Cressida Connolly Pedalare! Pedalare!, by John Foot; The Bicycle Book, by Bella Bathurst 38 Susan Hill The Doll, by Daphne du Maurier Adam Nicolson To the River, by Olivia Laing 39 James Walton At Last, by Edward St Aubyn 40 Matthew Parris The Macmillan Diaries, Volume II, edited by Peter Caterall 41 John Gimlette The Sugar Barons, by Matthew Parker 43 Carey Schofield Pakistan, by Anatol Lieven Bookends Mark Mason
‘Localisation’ will mean higher costs and more corruption Ross Clark 24 Congo Notebook
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the spectator | 14 May 2011 | www.spectator.co.uk Lotto winners, p48
Paris from the top of the ladder, p47
The art couple, p44
ine arts special 44 Andrew Lambirth on two artists, husband and wife, who deserve greater recognition 46 Exhibitions Revealed — Turner Contemporary
James Hamilton 47 The Caillebotte Brothers’ Private
World: Painter and Photographer Laura Gascoigne 48 Lorenzo Lotto
Roderick Conway Morris 50 American view Daniel Grant 52 Cinema Attack the Block
Deborah Ross 53 Opera
The Damnation of Faust; Werther Michael Tanner Theatre Little Eyolf; Irish Blood,
English Heart Lloyd Evans 54 Cardenio; Macbeth
55 Music Peter Phillips 57 Television Simon Hoggart 58 Radio Kate Chisholm Culture notes Lucy Vickery
LIfe 63 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 65 Real life Melissa Kite 66 The turf Robin Oakley 67 Bridge Janet de Botton
And finaly . . . 68 Chess Raymond Keene 69 Competition; Crossword 70 Status anxiety Toby Young Dave Michael Heath 71 Sport Roger Alton Your problems solved Mary Killen
Keith Joseph once mistook me for a lift attendant, but quizzed me nevertheless on the future of East-West relations Matthew Parris, p25
Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is 140 minutes long, but I’m already in training for the boredom. I’ll be watching paint dry this afternoon Deborah Ross, p52
I was lying on my back on a wet pavement near Piccadilly Circus at three the morning trying to sleep Jeremy Clarke, p63
George Bridges (p. 14) is a director of the consulting firm Quiller and an adviser to MigrationWatch.
Patrick Marnham (p. 24) is a writer and biographer, and a former literary editor of The Spectator. His first piece for the magazine, in 1975, was on Jomo Kenyatta’s Kenya the spectator | 14 May 2011 | www.spectator.co.uk
Cressida Connolly (p. 37) has a first novel, My Former Heart, coming out from Fourth Estate in August.
Adam Nicolson (p. 38) is the author, most recently, of The Smell of Summer Grass, which will be reviewed in The Spectator next week.
Carey Schofield (p. 43) is the author of Inside the Pakistan Army: A Woman’s Experience on the Frontline of the War on Terror.