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Lord Harris of High Cross

One of the titans of British, and indeed any, Conservative & free market thought in the C20th has died. This blog is in mourning for one of the founding father's of the Institute of Economic Affairs, which carries a brief obituary here. Fellow think tankers the Adam Smith Institute pays tribute here.

I discovered this in outwardly the most unlikely of places, Chez Fawkes . While much of the comment on the topic is a waste of bandwidth, His Grace the Archbishop Cranmer included a moving encomium, which more than merits a read.

As an optimist, I am sure we will see his like again.

There appears to be a full range of obits in the papers, with a good one in the 'Graph (although it is Milton Friedman, not Freedman), and a characteristically sneering & passive aggressive one in The Guardian.
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Blogger Bel said... 8:03 pm

I share your optimism, Croydonian. We will see his like again.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 11:40 pm

I have just deleted an anonymous post that makes extremely serious allegations against another blogger. IP address etc has been logged. If anyone else has had a similar allegation posted on their blog, please e-mail me privately.  

Blogger Peter Hitchens said... 8:35 am

shit I missed it
give us a clue?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 9:18 am

That a reasonably well known blogger, and occasional visitor here has illegal sexual proclivities. No names dude.  

Blogger The Blind-Winger Jones said... 10:01 am

Dear Sir,

Firstly my commisserations for having to live in Croydon. It can't be easy for you.

Secondly, if you require any beyond-the-grave assistance with locating the perpetrator of this outrageous comment incident please feel free to get in touch via my weekly advice surgery.

You should relocate to Harrogate, it's far nicer.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 10:05 am

I'll have you know I'm very attached to Croydon, and this way I am also spared the horror of having Phil Willis as my MP.  

Blogger Rigger Mortice said... 10:46 am

it's cold oop norf too.

His Grace's words were kind indeed.I personally had never heard of the chap but it apperas that he actually had beliefs and sensible ones at that.

What would maude/Dc do with someone like him now.  

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