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Ross ClarkRoss Clark
The worst of both worlds

Ross Clark says that the government’s PFI deals allow private companies to prosper at the public’s expenseImagine you are a left-leaning Guardian reader with a social conscience. You are not a communist, but your attitude towards private enterprise is less one of enthusiasm than grudging tolerance. If we are going to let private companies run things and make things, you believe, they must at least follow a Will Huttonesque paradigm of virtue, looking after their staff and the local community before distributing a few crumbs to their shareholders.

The worst of both worlds
Interconnect
The counsel of Trent

Damian Thompson says that the new Pope wants to promote the Latin Mass — and radical purificationBenedict XVI is the first pope in history to have gone about his daily life as a Catholic priest wearing a collar and tie. In this country, the practice is almost unknown; in Europe, it is the mark of a liberal theologian. But the other day the Catholic Herald printed a photograph of Fr Ratzinger dressed like a businessman that dated from 1977, long after his supposed conversion to hard-line conservatism.

The counsel of Trent
Frank Johnson
A landslide in the Midi

Dept d’Hérault Our TGV, slipping through La France Profonde from Lille to Montpelier three days before the referendum, would now end its journey earlier, at N

A landslide in the Midi
Anthony Browne
Now for the British revolution

Anthony Browne says the French model has failed. Britain must now show the way forward — and save the European Union by her exampleBrussels You might feel safe reading your Spectator, confident that you will die in a bed, but I can reveal that yet another world war is about to break out across Europe, that genocide is stalking the land, and Islamist terrorists are about to blow up innocents by the trainload.

Now for the British revolution
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