In the 17th century, eggs were commonly roasted on spits, but they were apt to explode, creating the most fearful mess – as Grayling always does.
If I am offered the new service from Royal Mail as part of the government’s loneliness strategy, I’ll say I’d prefer earlier and more reliable deliveries.
No politician dares advocate higher fuel taxes, restrictions on airline travel or meat rationing.
The pro-Corbyn “alternative news” website the Canary backed a two-hour Twitterstorm under the hashtag BoycottTheGuardian.
The public will resent the idea of neighbours who work for big companies getting the extra cash.
James Tooley argues that by renting low-cost buildings and cutting out “frills”, private education can be brought within the means of many more families.
No traitors, saboteurs or enemies of the people are to be seen in new editor’s pages.
In the wake of the Stephen Lawrence case, racism was defined as “any incident which is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person”.
It was to stop what were often essentially protection rackets that Robert Peel founded the Metropolitan Police.
Private companies now give patients the opportunity to jump the appointments queue.
The Brexit negotiations are now in their downward phase, with Liam Fox rating “no deal” as odds-on.