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 • The Happiest of Unions: Ferdinand Mount on the Scottish referendum

 • The humbling of the bishops: Piers Paul Read on the new papal frugality

 • Jim White reflects on his trip to Brazil. It was the greatest World Cup in history...

Plus: What were copytakers? (p19); Dr Tom Stuttaford on drinking wisely (p28); Cardiff in the blitz (p44); meeting the man who played Mr Banks (p38) and much more...

 

 • The Happiest of Unions: Ferdinand Mount on the Scottish referendum

‘Do I care and would I mind? Yes I do and I would – very much. If the Scots vote Yes on 18th September it will be a defeat for generosity and common sense on both sides of the border,’ says writer, columnist and political commentator Ferdinand Mount in a vigorously argued piece on that most vexed of subjects, on page 12.

  • The humbling of the bishops: Piers Paul Read on the new papal frugality

Roman Catholic bishops in the US have been thrown into a tizzy by Pope Francis’s instructions that they should embrace a less opulent lifestyle. On page 46, Catholic writer and journalist Piers Paul Read, once a motoring correspondent, advises them on what cars would be suitably modest. Ford Focus, anyone? 

 • Jim White reflects on his trip to Brazil. It was the greatest World Cup in history...

... and sadly, like any bender, the hangover is going to hurt, says the sports writer and  columnist on page 84. As an agent for economic development, it was a non-starter, with much promised and very little delivered. The Fifa men in blazers had a ball, as always, while poverty and homelessness remain the order of the day for much of the population.  

 

Plus: What were copytakers? (p19); Dr Tom Stuttaford on drinking wisely (p28); Cardiff in the blitz (p44); meeting the man who played Mr Banks (p38) and much more...

 

 

 

 
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