James Delingpole James Delingpole

Notes on a scandal | 24 May 2018

What's amazing about Jeremy Thorpe is that it genuinely didn't occur to him that murdering someone might be illegal or immoral

Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little, so you can imagine how sickened I was by the magisterial TV adaptation of John Preston’s A Very English Scandal (BBC1, Sundays).

I’ve known Preston for years. It’s himI have to thank for the compendious collection of CDs rotting in my attic, from the ten years or so I spent working under him (he was the arts editor) as the Sunday Telegraph’s rock critic.

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