This Is How You Get More Trump!

Simon Jenkins gets it. But no-one on the left is listening: Trump made it almost arrogantly clear that his formally scripted criticism of the right was merely to appease Washington’s “liberal elite”. He promptly erased it in the sort of…

The power to move oceans

While the wind and water damage was covered by the media and people followed this sort of thing: … plus there were amusing aspects to it: Fast & Furious IrmaStorm Edition 😂😮😛🌺#HurrcaneIrma #FloridaStrong pic.twitter.com/I7PpuHikbg — Sergio Blanco (@Sergio_Ark2) September 10,…

‘Effing idiotic female …..

…Dies of a massive drug overdose. Her mother, fighting back tears, said her daughter would not have willingly taken the pills because she was unable to swallow tablets. Mrs Brock revealed how her daughter had openly talked about experimenting with cocaine…

Irma — history in the making

As I write, I am watching live weather coverage from NBC2 in Fort Myers, Florida to track Hurricane Irma. A week ago forecasters thought the war goddess would target the east coast of the state. Consequently, orders were for an…

Becoming helpless

This is more to do with the comments below the post than the post itself: Most people in the west tend to forget the veneer of civilization is quite thin. There have been recent examples, Katrina and New Orleans, being…

It is a puzzlement!

I commenced reading my Saturday Telegraph, and turned the page over to page eight, but immediately was faced with a full page 9 advert featuring Omega watches, one of which is being worn by some bloke named Eddie Redmayne.  …

Two sides to every story

I write of two Nobel Laureates. One deserving of everything commendable ever said about her: the other; not so much. We acclaimed Aung San Suu Kyi at Westminster Hall in June 2012. Check the video, but you can safely ignore the first…

Can Ms Markle cut the mustard?

A reader of Max Hastings from Paris, called Madame Josephine, showed the ambivalence of so many, including myself, about Ms Meghan Markle, an ambivalence now seemingly drawing to a close. For almost a year now since I discovered her name,…

Why Is Another Layer Of Bureaucracy The Answer?

The NHS is rolling out a scheme that requires all family doctors in England to seek approval from a medical panel for all non-urgent hospital referrals, including hip and knee surgery, cataract removals, X-rays and scans. The “peer review” scheme…