7 September 2006

Douglas Goldring’s Little England

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Ostensibly a review of David McKie’s book, Great British Bus Journeys, this is actually about Douglas Goldring, a pacifist, conservationist and bus-travelling founder of the Georgian Group, whose idea of ‘Little England’ was inspired by the example of Ireland’s Sinn Fein movement. Published in the London Review of Books, 17 September 2006, pp. 19-22.

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In 2000 the Royal Institute of British Architects hosted a public meeting at which various contenders for the new office of London mayor were invited to argue their case for election. If the event remains memorable, it’s thanks largely to the Conservative candidate, Lord Archer, who betrayed no inkling of the perjury charges that would soon ditch his campaign and carry him off to jail …’

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