Pan-European immigration to the UK currently runs at around 50,000 a year. A third of the net immigration â that is the number of migrants that arrive in the UK minus the number of British citizens who
Ooh, that Richard Littlejohn is a terrible man, and the Daily Mail, dreadful paper! Why just three months ago, he was demanding that young children be protected from the full onslaught of adult sexuality, as they were âtoo young to deal with itâ.
The Brain drain continues. David Miliband, the geeky brother, the one with personality, fully formed ideas and a smidgen of decency about him, has decided to throw in the towel. There is no future in Labour for such
Donkeyâs years ago, or should that be hace aÃ±os de burro, Ms Raccoon was hitchhiking along the Spanish coast, heading for Algeciras and the Tangier ferry. The coast road wasnât a solid line of hotels in those days, it was barren
After getting on for 7 years, the Inspector Gadget blog had become an institution in the Blogosphere. A window on the world of âcanteen cultureâ; the real personalities behind the bland politically correct sound bites that emanated from the
Remember when the Guardian first started making allegations that the News of the World had hacked Millie Dowlerâs phone and deleted messages? Remember how it soon became âmurdered Millieâsâ phone, just in case we had missed the point that this was a heartless
Who says Community Service doesnât work? Why for a whole year Eric Joyce, the charming Scottish MP for Falkirk, stayed out of trouble after being fined Â£3,000 and ordered to pay his victims Â£1,400 in compensation following a drunken brawl in
British phlegm, an objective judicial system, the state acting as dispassionate arbitrator of social problems, a dignified burial at the end of your days, your home as impregnable castle â as much as the bowler hat, the double decker bus, the distinctive taxi, and Big Benâs authoritative tones
Ping! went the computer in the middle of the night as a rash of correspondents e-mailed to warn me that yet another Savile report was out. Several pointed to the Guardian headline published a dutiful couple of minutes after
A while ago, someone drew my attention to a Tweet from @fleetstreetfox regarding Lord Rennard. I was quite shocked at the time, for Susan Boniface has said that the reason she took up the âanonymous identity â of fleetstreetfox was
When I was a lad, the âinterwebâ did not, of course, exist. Now, huge amounts of information are accessible at the click of a mouse. This allows your humble scribe to indulge his interest in history, human and
We donât often get the chance to plumb the Delphian depths of the Investigative Journalistâs crania. Reading the Pollard report transcripts as Nick Pollard gamely ventured into that philosopherâs bourn known as Merion
International Womenâs Day is with us again, our annual chance to shriek how unfair life isâ¦we do soldier manfully womanfully on the other 364 days of the year with narry a word of complaint. Today is our day, so let rip ladies.
Whoever named the Police trawling operation in the wake of the Savile allegations âOperation Yewtreeâ had a sense of humour. The Yewtree is famous for its slow growth and longevity, and its raucously attractive fruit which appeals to little birdies â but contains
I was nearly tempted out of my sick bed by a chance reading of a Guardian piece which claimed to have uncovered 43,00 â thatâs forty three thousand in case you glossed over the figures â cases of child abuse in a 21