Diary

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EDITORS LETTER

With reference to the rather ridiculous, vainglorious photograph of me above (chosen by Harry not me!) I remember with phenomenal fondness this blistering Cuban blue sky day. We had driven a couple of hours on a rum fuelled bus from Vinales, a beautiful and remote part of Cuba where the world’s greatest tobacco is grown, to a sea peninsula in the middle of nowhere.

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COMMENT

CHRISTIAN MAY Free speech

“STICKS AND STONES…” HOW MUCH OFFENCE SHOULD WE TAKE?

Both laughable and terrifying, Christian May explores a generation obsessed with taking offence. This new sinister orthodoxy is a virulent strain of political correctness. Backed by the legislature it is threatening freedom of speech and…

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PEOPLE

Nigel Dempster seen here with Tina Brown and Vogue Editor Anna Wintour at his own party on 15 November 1989, at 150 Wooster in New York City. The Daily Telegraph Obituary published in 2007 described Dempster, “With his kipper ties, rakish sideburns and marathon lunches, the effects of which would later be burned off in the squash courts, Dempster felt at home in an era when men thought nothing of goosing pretty girls and listening to the share tips of well-placed City friends.”

NIGEL DEMPSTER REMEMBERED

Nigel Richard Patton Dempster (1 November 1941– 12 July 2007) was a legendary British journalist, author, broadcaster and diarist. At his peak in the 1970s and 1980s Dempster commanded the largest salary on Fleet Street. Best…

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LIFESTYLE

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THE BOISDALE TRAVELLERS CLUB

Boisdale Life has teamed up with Small Luxury Hotels of the World to offer an insight into five different cities – from the people that know them best – the concierges! For more information on…

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FOOD AND DRINK

Scene from “Withnail and I" the 1987 cult British  lm written and directed by Bruce Robinson. The plot follows two chronically unemployed young actors, portrayed by Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann, on a tragic and hilarious drug and drink fuelled odyssey in 1969. Withnail (Grant) famously says “I demand to have some booze” before drinking the contents of a bottle of lighter fluid

I DEMAND TO HAVE SOME BOOZE!

Are we being unnecessarily scared into a life of sobriety? How much fun can we have with fourteen units of alcohol a week? Our Government, from the moral high ground of health and social responsibility,…

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REFERENDUM

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WHY WE MUST REMAIN IN EUROPE

Diego Zuluaga is Head of Research at the IEA’s (Institute of Economic Affairs) pan-European network Epicentre. Andrew Marr stated that, “ The IEA is undoubtedly the most influential think tank in modern British history”. Damien…

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MUSIC

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BOOGIE WOOGIE NIGHTS

I’m really delighted that we are going to have this Boogie Woogie and Stride evening at Boisdale of Canary Wharf. I think this is some of the most important music ever invented and a key part of the history of music. This particular music, Boogie Woogie and Stride, brings the most joy to me personally and I’m very pleased to say we have got some of the greatest players in the world to come and play.

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PROMOTIONS

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The Boisdale Watch Club

  EXCLUSIVE INVITATION TO A UNIQUE EVENT THE PATEK PHILIPPE BASELWORLD COLLECTION WEDNESDAY 15TH JUNE 2016 On Wednesday the 15th of June, The Boisdale Watch Club is proud to host this rare opportunity to view…

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