David Butterfield

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Monday, 21 August 2017

Obsessive fear of risk is killing personal responsibility

“What idiocy!” – the Remainers keep warbling – “what sheer stupidity to vote for Brexit without knowing what’s going to …

By David Butterfield

Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Manchester Bee: the defining image of the Mancunian character

Thousands of Britons are responding to the unspeakably disgusting events of Monday night by a small but powerful gesture of …

By David Butterfield

Monday, 10 April 2017

In praise of eclecticism – via the buzzer

Here’s one for you. Intended to “promote the quest for knowledge, not gain,” what institution, founded in 1962, still fills …

By David Butterfield

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Getting the measure of leisure

It used to be simple: we worked to pay the bills and secure in turn the freedom to enjoy life …

By David Butterfield