The Spectator

Just in case you missed them... | 20 July 2009

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…here are some posts made over the weekend at

Fraser Nelson remembers exemplary soldier Lt. Colonel Rupert Thorneloe, and argues that James Purnell is building a platform to run for the Labour leadership.

James Forsyth doubts Russia will help to squeeze Iran, and highlights a strategic dilemma for the Tories.

Peter Hoskin
notes that Lord Sainsbury seeks a new mode of political operation, and laments a procurement strategy that puts troops in danger.

Martin Bright discusses the campaign to change the libel laws.

Clive Davis says that Norman Tebbit has great humanity.

And Alex Massie gives a potted history of cricket’s most heroic victories.