The Spectator

In this week’s Spectator | 15 December 2009

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This Christmas, Paul Johnson remembers the people of Cockermouth. Their town is perhaps his, and Wordsworth’s, favourite little town in Britain.

Matthew Parris believes that at the end of the year every columnist, broadcaster and writer should ask what they’ve done to change the world for the better. This year, Matthew Parris is proud that he stopped squishy single-portion milk sachets from squirting people in trains.

James Forsyth thinks that a proper holiday would give David Cameron time to re-charge his batteries and some time to reflect on his style of leadership.

After 16 years of refusing to set foot on a plane, Lloyd Evans decided to face his demons and fly to the Med with his family. All did not go according to plan.