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POETRY: should be conserved and promoted

I am a kind of slightly wonky poetry jukebox

As anyone who loves poetry will testify, when you learn a good poem, you make a good friend.

I propose universal saying lessons in English poetry … this should involve learning two or three poems a term, off by heart


It is sometimes said of the modern Tory party that it has become a little bit vanilla. A vital and superhuman effort has been made over the past five years to persuade the press and the public that we have changed, that we have made various accommodations with reality, that we finally get the point that Britain in 2009 is not the same as Britain in 1959. Continue reading POETRY: should be conserved and promoted