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Sir David Hare is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director. His last play was I’m Not Running at the National Theatre in 2018
By peddling the politics of grievance and waging tedious culture wars, the right has retreated into a realm of fantasy.
I hate to think what it’s like to be young, to have a talent and a purpose, and not to be able to put them to use. We mourn friends, but we should also mourn waste.
It was a defeat finally to buy a Murdoch newspaper.
You may argue the corporation got its election mix wrong, but you cannot deny it is the broadest free-speech hypermarket in the country.
The Home Office should also be put in special measures, like a delinquent school, until it has a humane asylum policy.
Those people who felt freshly insulted by the obviousness of his lies have simply not been following the story so far.
The worse things get, the more passionately the English cling to the past.
I met a great artist for the first time when I was 19, in 1966, Alfred Hitchcock came to speak at Cambridge University.
In 2015 the shadow chancellor told Vice magazine: “Let’s be clear, we don’t believe in leaders.”
The playwright is unimpressed with Nick Serota's start as head of Arts Council England.