The Spectator

The week that was | 4 June 2010

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Here are some of the posts made at over the past week.

Fraser Nelson comments on the Commons’ bizarre new chemistry.

James Forsyth notes that more than a thousand schools have applied for academy status, and watched David Cameron impress on his first outcome.

David Blackburn analyses a PR disaster for Israel, and sees a tacit endorsement of David Miliband from Peter Mandelson.

Daniel Korski calls for change at the DfID.

Rod Liddle believes that Israel’s standing in the world has been harmed.

Alex Massie challenges some received opinions about immigration.

Melanie Phillips defends Israel’s actions.

And Cappuccino Culture is hearing whispers from Hay.