Jamie Janes of the 1st Battalion The Grenadier Guards
Jacqui Janes is the woman we need in Parliament.
Whichever party has the wit to sign her up as ParliamentaryContinue reading →
Yesterday we honoured that breed of person known as Soldiers. We can add the word ‘old’ in front, as in ‘Old Soldiers’ and we become particularly deferential. Somehow existing for 50 years in peacetime afterContinue reading →
Amidst the politically correct carnage which is the American corporate media trying to write something, anything, on the meltdown of politics and religion triggered, quite literally, by Major Hasan Nidal at Fort Hood, without offendingContinue reading →
And get me to England once again!
When Rupert Brooke wrote those lines, his England was a rural idyll that represented welcome relief from the turmoil andContinue reading →
Branding consultancy Celestial Fred has been invited (in the light of the expenses scandal and Labour leadership rebellion farce) to submit proposals for repackaging the role of backbenchers. Below is the keynote speech by CF’sContinue reading →
Twenty million quid!
‘Cos we’re borassic thanks to bankers, Patricia Hewitt, an’ being crap!
By destroying the UK holiday sector!
Twenty millionContinue reading →
Historians delight in calling this or that epoch ‘The age of enlightenment’ or ‘The industrial revolution’. But for those in charge, every age is one where inherent contradictions have to be denied.Continue reading →
The previous winners of the Orwell Prize have been illustrious political writers.
The prize was founded in 1993 by Sir Bernard Crick who, through his long-standing connection with The Political Quarterly, had negotiated with themContinue reading →
I leave you all in the capable hands of Ms Smudd and Master Ward, who will continue to amuse and exasperate in equal quantities.
I shan’tContinue reading →
Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the creation of the ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet. On that day in 1969 a small laboratory on the UCLA campus unleashed a force which hasContinue reading →
10 days ago, Flash Gordon announced that he had less than 50 days in which to save the world. The main stream press have responded to his dilemma in magnificent fashion, and the suggestionsContinue reading →
I am so coldly, rigidly, white knuckled angry, that at 3am I still can’t sleep.
The cause of my anger is an article, so poorly researched, so sensationalist, so, so utterly, incompetently wrong, written by a ‘Whitehall Editor’Continue reading →
Ex-Minister Peter Hain leaving the scene of yet another little misunderstanding in 1969.
HAIN CLAIMS VINDICATION – BUT HE NEEDS TO LOOK HARDER AT THE NUMBERS
PeterContinue reading →
There are powerful biological reasons why women fear rape. There are equally powerful biological reasons why men protect their womenfolk from rape. We have an inbuilt instinct to ensure that the food supply will supportContinue reading →
Almost two hours long, (and there are already rumours that Continue reading →
The BBC’s Mark Thompson claims that he had ‘no choice’ other than to invite Nick Griffin on to Question Time because of the Corporation’s ‘central principle of political impartiality’ – nicely distancing himselfContinue reading →
As ‘G’ Day approaches, the BBC Chief’s of Staff are out strutting their stuff to assure us plebs that the battle will be won, there will be no loss of life amongst theContinue reading →
Good Morning, this is your captain speaking. I would like to welcome you aboard my maiden flight.
I’ve never flown a plane before, I’ve never worked on aContinue reading →
The Algarve summer is over, and rather abruptly so.
On Sunday, I was at the beach, enjoying the final days of warm and dry bliss of this long summer of ’09.Continue reading →
When you don’t have many claims to fame, you need to work hard at protecting the ones you do have.
The history ofContinue reading →
‘Journalists think before they write – bloggers write before they think’, runs the popular mantra of those who extol the virtues of professional journalists over bloggers.
The uproar over Jan Moir’sContinue reading →