Simon Jenkins


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June 10, 1943

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Simon Jenkins is the author of the international bestsellers England’s Thousand Best Churches and England’s Thousand Best Houses, the former editor of The Times and Evening Standard and a columnist for the Guardian. He is chairman of the National Trust.

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Dive for cover – Boris Johnson is invoking 'morality' in his Covid policies | Simon Jenkins

Yes, the schools should reopen next month – but where was the talk of morality at the height of the first wave?

We should beware. The prime minister has recovered from Covid-19 only to be struck down by a new ailment: morality.

Not reopening schools next month, says Boris Johnson, would be “socially intolerable, economically unsustainable and morally indefensible”. The harm done to children’s prospe

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“A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction.’ Even”
Simon Jenkins, A Short History of England

“The contemporary Matthew Paris wrote that, ‘foul as it is, hell itself is defiled by the foulness of King John’. A bard sang that ‘no man may ever trust him, for his heart is soft and cowardly’. Yet this evil was catalyst for a greater good, Magna Carta.”
Simon Jenkins, A Short History of England

“The nation’s patriotic juices were stirred and the new music halls chanted, ‘We don’t want to fight but by jingo if we do, / We’ve got the ships, we’ve got the men, we’ve got the money too.’ Such sentiments became known as jingoism.”
Simon Jenkins, A Short History of England

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