Opinion

So now Ken Clarke’s much needed and very well thought out penal reforms are going to be watered down, the latest in a series of government moves that, whilst not […]

Arab Spring

The main job of British newspapers is to sell newspapers. The main job of the broadcast news services is to take customers away from other broadcast news services, ratings matter […]

Eastern Orthodox monastery in Greece

As I have said repeatedly on here the financial “rescue” of Greece a year ago looks like some sort of joke and was inevitably going to end in tears. It […]

MP for Morley and Outwood, West Yorkshire

I was amazed this morning to hear Ed Balls on the Today programme complaining about the Government financial measures that come into force today. So let’s be very clear about […]

Britain's awful education system

Britain is the land of Eton and Harrow of Oxford and Cambridge of Professor Stephen Hawking, Sir James Dyson, Stephen Fry and Sir Richard Branson so what could be wrong? […]

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This morning on the Radio 4 Today programme Ed Milliband was questioned with some thoroughness by Evan Davis and you could almost hear the collective jaws of the nation hitting […]

Gordon Brown and Tony Blair.

Some people try and make out that New Labour was not socialist, mainly because they didn’t nationalise everything in sight. But the reality is that this is just about the […]