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Brits Week in Review

We wrote last week that Booker is a treasure. Read his notebook in this Sunday’s Telegraph, and grind your teeth.

World Cup Cricket had good reasons for opening in the West Indies (Urdu spoken here). We have more good reasons to leave the EU. The notion of “leaving” or “withdrawing” anyone or anything, even the EU, makes some people nervous and sad, so Global Vision has brilliantly suggested that Britain “loosen” ties (GV proposes new relationship between Britain and the EU). Yup, when you’re in a net and being dragged underwater, loosening ties is exactly the measure we’d recommend. We look forward to hearing more from GV's talented Ruth Lea, Lord Norman Blackwell and Ian Milne.

We are clearly besotted with Adam Smith. In an "unknown" contributor to human happiness we confess why.

Posts on camellias, Aston Martin’s return to British hands and Cheltenham courage suggested we are romantics. Perhaps you are, too.

We hope that The Queen reads Commonwealth concerns about The Crown. Perhaps she already has. Is there anything she can do about this serious constitutional question or she a prisoner of the government?

We were thrilled to post Channel 4’s entire programme on the Global Warming Scandal in Apocalypse? We learned what ice cores are really saying, what the sun is really doing, and decided we preferred England when it was warm, growing grapes, and writing Magna Carta. Roger Helmer MEP follows up on this realistic look at climate change not created by man and woman with a provocative conference in Brussels.

Mastery of detail can be found in King Alfred's daffodils; looking good at 75; in the footsteps of Withering; and 18 Doughty Street.

We found ourselves entranced by 18th century British abolitionists (Powerful Methods). They seem to have invented every modern political tool, but their methods and processes were utterly different from the self-serving politicians and NGOs we hear about so often today.

Given the date, it was impossible not to write about Patrick (Saint of Second Chances). We hope his birth and early upbringing in Britain, which proved quite crucial to his career, will not be held against him.

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See you Monday.