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Two articles at Unherd - on Vaughan Williams and NIMBYs

In the past month and a bit I have had two articles published by the website Unherd.

The first is on the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, who I have written about here before. The article is entitled 'Vaughan Williams: not simply a nostalgic nationalist' and looks at how he doesn't conform to many of the stereotypes given to him, particularly by progressives and anti-Brexit types.

The second is 'In Praise of NIMBYs', which was published today and seeks to redress some of the bile that these committed members of the community [Not-In-My-Back-Yard-ers] receive from our political elites.

I hope they are worth a read. Feel free to put any comments up here or to me on Twitter since there is no comment facility on the Unherd site.

Here's a bit more VW anyway: perhaps the greatest piece he ever wrote.

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis