I spent Sunday in this great capital city of ours shaking my head in wonder at the contrasts it offers in life and entertainment. Within a few hundred yards Schnitzel, my Jack Russell, and I watched a free performance in Trafalgar Square of some of the finest musicals currently playing in London, stood in amazementContinue reading

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“Thousands sign petition calling for north of England to be part of Scotland,” cried the Guardian headline today. Shock, horror, we scream. Can this be true? Er, yes. So far 12,000 people among some 20 million in Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool and the rest of the area north of the Humber have signed a petitionContinue reading

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The UK press ran almost twice as many article on issues that were negative for Labour as were positive, according to an utterly pointless Loughborough University study published by the (who else?) Guardian. The study tells us that 682 articles focused on issues negative for Ed Miliband compared with 358 that were positive while theContinue reading

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What a wonderful day! It’s Cameron what did it. Outstanding performance from a decent, straight-talking, dignified Prime Minister who achieved what only a few truly believed he was capable of. A couple of weeks ago as I sat mourning the latest absurd opinion polls a conservative friend of mine said he believed we would winContinue reading

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I despair, utterly, of pretty much all our so-called party leaders, apart, it must be said, from David Cameron whose statesman-like and dignified appearances have remained in keeping with the office he holds. As for the rest, their recent populist behavior, particularly that of the wretched Miliband who will do anything, it seems, to prostituteContinue reading

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  “The UK and the UK economy has done a wonderful job in the last couple of years and I think that the UK and George Osborne have a very good plan for the future” Wolfgang Schaeuble, German Finance Minister April 17, 2015

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“When you look at the comparative growth rates delivered by various countries in Europe, it’s obvious that what is happening in the UK has actually worked” Christine Lagarde, Head of the IMF April 17, 2015      

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Nicola Sturgeon, representing one of the most under-populated segments of land in Europe, telling us about the benefits of immigration while seeking to erect a border between Scotland and the rest of Britain was just about one of the more absurd moments in last night’s debate. Then Milliband, to watery applause, accused Farage of wantingContinue reading

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Marvellous news Sportsfans. Fame at last, as they say. We could go viral at any moment…and you were with me from the beginning. Respect. We were contacted yesterday by Channel 4 news, that well-known liberal-left news outlet fronted by John (don’t bogart that joint) Snow. Could I tell them, they asked, who was running myContinue reading

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We’ve certainly had a few wonderful Aaaaaaah! moments, as my friend calls them, during this campaign. There was Harriet Harperson’s pink Barbie Bus, Ed’s Two Kitchens, Ed eating a bun, Ed who doesn’t listen to the news and Natalie Bennett on LBC stammering her way through a “car crash” interview. We’ve had Ed Balls failingContinue reading

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The Labour/SNP coalition has announced that income tax will be charged on a simple band reflecting a percentage of income starting at 30% for anyone earning £30,000 per year, 40% for those earning £40,000 per year and rising to a maximum of 90% for those earning £90,000 and above. Anyone vandalising a vehicle worth moreContinue reading

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