Quote of the day

In Gentle Regrets, he [Roger Scruton] records the occasion Harold Macmillan addressed the Conservative Philosophy Group that Scruton set up in the 1980s with the late Sir Hugh Fraser and Jonathan Aitken, both at the time Tory MPs. Macmillan reached a climax in his speech, holding the attention of the room as he repeated: “It is important to remember… to remember… I have forgotten what I wanted to say.”

From a nice piece by Sholto Byrnes in The Independent. In an hilarious passage, Scruton talks about how

left-wing people find it very hard to get on with right-wing people, because they believe that they are evil. Whereas I have no problem getting on with left-wing people, because I simply believe that they are mistaken.