The Mail on Sunday - 28th April 19.

I was fired for things I didn't say and don't believe, says Sir Roger Scruton as he warns of an 'atmosphere of intimidation' growing in Britain


PUBLISHED: 01:06, 28 April 2019 | UPDATED: 01:23, 28 April 2019

Two weeks ago I was sacked from my unpaid position as chair of a government commission devoted to beauty in building. Given the atmosphere of intimidation that is growing in our country, I have to say that my sacking was no surprise. It is unusual, to say the least, for a believing conservative to be appointed to a position of responsibility by a Tory government. The main aim of the Tories in office is to get through to the next election without being noticed.

News from Scrutopia - 2 May 19

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Scruton Tapes Roger Scruton George Eaton interview

Scruton Tapes and Audio clips are now available on YouTube:

The text publsihed by George Eaton can be found here 

Scruton Tapes: an anatomy of a modern hit job by Douglas Murray in this week's Spectator can be found here 

Full transcript as published by the New Statesman on Friday evening (26/4) can be found here

The Today Programme

Full podcast of Today programme

interview: "I want my name cleared"

Roger appeared on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning (26/4/19) to discuss the interview he gave George Eaton of the New Statesman. The recording can be heard on Roger's YouTube channel.

Diary, The Spectator 20.4.19

Roger Scruton: Should I forgive the journalist that got me fired?

Sunday, 7th April 2019. Travelling back from London with the St Matthew Passion filling my head, after the moving performance from the Elysian Singers and Royal Orchestral Society under Sam Laughton at St James’s Piccadilly. Why does that last chord send shivers down the spine?

pdf of the Diary: SpectatorDiary.pdf

Notre Dame de Paris

Le Figaro 17/04/2019

Sometimes I stay on the Isle de la cité, in an apartment borrowed from a friend. From the kitchen window I look out across rooftops to the solemn towers of Notre Dame, and for long moments in the evening I am transfixed by the great shoulders that blacken the sky.

After my own dark night

The Telegraph 20 April 2019

Fully to understand the Easter story it helps to be hounded by the mob, to know that nothing that you say or do can deflect the hostility, and that in any case the distinctions between true and false, just and unjust, good and evil have all been suspended.

An Apology for thinking - 11 April 19 - The Spectator

I recently gave an interview to the New Statesman, on the assumption that, as the magazine’s former wine critic I would be treated with respect, and that the journalist, George Eaton, was sincere in wanting to talk to me about my intellectual life. Not for the first time I am forced to acknowledge what a mistake it is to address young leftists as though they were responsible human beings. Here is my brief response to an unscrupulous collection of out of context remarks, some of them merely words designed to accuse me of thought-crimes, and to persuade the government that I am not fit to be chairman of the commission recently entrusted to me.

Roger Scruton on why conservatism is better for the environment, FT - March 19

 An interview with Jane Owen in advance of the FT Oxford Literary Festival, the full article can be read online here.


Le Figaro - March 19

Earlier this month, Roger spoke with Eugenie Bastie for Le Figaro - Click here to read the article.

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