The Spectator

The week that was | 9 July 2010

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

Fraser Nelson praises Michael Gove for putting democracy ahead of bureaucracy.

James Forsyth holds his breath of Mandelson’s memoir, and asks who will follow Cameron.

Peter Hoskin ponders the malleability of ringfences, and says that the coalition’s spending cuts are forcing Labour into a corner.

David Blackburn argues that Jeremy Hunt must do the BBC’s cutting for them, and asks if efficiency is a luxury.

Susan Hill remembers Beryl Bainbridge.

Rod Liddle defines his politics.

Alex Massie celebrates the BBC and other anachronisms.

And Melanie Phillips considers the coalition’s frivolous atrocity.