Mark Simpson goes on a road trip connecting four countries: England, Scotland, the UK – & Yorkshire What’s so ‘Great’ about ‘The Great North Road’? Better known in our more impatient era as the A1? Well, if you’re unfortunate enough to… Read More »A1 Love – The Greatness of The Great North Road
Niall Ferguson’s ‘The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World‘ reviewed by Mark Simpson (Originally appeared in the Independent on Sunday, 2001) How sexy and right wing is the historian Niall Ferguson? It’s no idle question, since sexy right… Read More »Niall Ferguson: Butch or Bitch?
On the strangely passionate – and enduring – adulation for the ‘Roman Genius’ (Independent on Sunday, 29 June 2003) ‘I grabbed her on the stairs, threw her into a corner behind a door and made her mine,’ wrote Mussolini recalling… Read More »You’re the Top! You’re Mussolini!