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Where have all the Windies fans gone?, p22

Be illuminated, p57

Paula Rego returns, p46

Down and out in Athens, p10

3 Leading article 7 Portrait of the Week 9 Diary Katharine Whitehorn 10 Politics notebook Paul Mason 11 The Spectator’s Notes 17 Rod Liddle 20 Barometer 24 Ancient and modern 26 Hugo Rifkind 29 Letters 30 Any other business Martin Vander Weyer 61 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 63 Real life Melissa Kite 64 The turf Robin Oakley Bridge Janet de Botton 66 Chess Raymond Keene 67 Competition;Crossword 68 Status anxiety Toby Young Dave Michael Heath 69 The Wiki Man Rory Sutherland Your problems solved Mary Killen 70 Drink Bruce Anderson Mind your language

12 The new Tory radicals Young MPs are looking right

James Forsyth 13 Alan Jenkins ‘Sailor’s song’: a poem 14 From speed skater to nun Sister Catherine Holum speaks

Mark Greaves 18 ‘We will turn to the devil’

The agony of the Syrian Free Army Paul Wood 20 Welcome to the doll’s house On Kensington Palace’s new display

Clive Aslet 22 Whispering death

West Indies cricket and British fans Michael Henderson 24 Butterfly effects

Global-warmists misread nature Christopher Booker Books 34 Sam Leith A Difficult Woman,

by Alice Kessler-Harris 37 David Gilmour

Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo 39 Ysenda Maxtone Graham The

Colour of Milk, by Nell Leyshon

40 Ian Thomson

My Song, by Harry Belafonte Justin Marozzi It’s All News to Me, by Jeremy Vine 42 Mark Ashurst

The Lower River, by Paul Theroux Charlotte Moore

After Brock, by Paul Binding 43 Allan Massie

The Fix, by Damian Thompson Bookends Lewis Jones

Arts 45 Peter Hoskin on why being a film buff has never been harder 46 Exhibitions Carlo Labruzzi;

Paula Rego; Prunella Clough Andrew Lambirth 51 Cinema The Five-Year Engagement

Deborah Ross 52 Theatre The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Witness Lloyd Evans 53 Opera La Bohème;

Tristan and Isolde Michael Tanner 55 Radio Kate Chisholm 57 Television James Delingpole Culture notes David Blackburn

Cover by Stephen Collins. Drawings by Michael Heath, Castro, Kyle T. Webster, Bernie, Geoff Thompson, Adam Singleton, RGJ, Nick Newman, Cookson, Holland, Grizelda, Dorrance, Hunter, Dredge, The Surreal McCoy, NAF and Kipper Williams. To subscribe to The Spectator for £104 a year, turn to page 29 Editorial and advertising The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP, Tel: 020 7961 0200, Fax: 020 7681 3773, Email: (editorial); (for publication); (advertising); Advertising enquiries: 020 7961 0219 Advertising fax: 020 7681 3773 Spectator Life If you are an overseas reader and would like a copy of Spectator Life please email ­ with your name and address and subscriber reference if appropriate Subscription and delivery queries Spectator Subscriptions Dept., 800 Guillat Avenue, Kent Science Park, Sittingbourne ME9 8GU; Tel: 01795 592886 Fax: 0870 220 0290; Email: Newsagent queries Spectator Circulation Dept, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP, Tel: 020 7961 0200, Fax: 020 7681 3773, Email: Distributor COMAG Specialist, Tavistock Works, Tavistock Road, West Drayton, Middlesex UB7 7QX Vol 319; no 9591 © The Spectator (1828) Ltd. ISSN 0038-6952 The Spectator is published weekly by The Spectator (1828) Ltd at 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP Editor: Fraser Nelson the spectator | 23 june 2012 |


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