The young tank commander seen running in flames along the road was left recognisable to his comrades only by the pips on his shoulder and the white and purple ribbon of the Military Cross on his chest. Robert Boscawen survived the devastating burns from the attack by a hidden battery of four 105 mm flak guns of the German 7 Para on Easter Day, 1 April 1945, that ignited the petrol in his Sherman Firefly as it rushed a bridge on the Twente Canal at Enschede on the Dutch-German border. The debt he felt the world owed to all those who, like two of his crewmen, had lost their lives, was to inform his future political career.
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Tuesday 07 May 2013
The move piles further pressure on David Cameron over the EU issue
Sunday 05 May 2013
Both Christine Hamilton and her husband are being lined up to stand for Ukip
Monday 22 April 2013
More than 500 businessmen, including former Marks & Spencer chief executive Sir Stuart Rose and the heads of Next, B&Q and Harvey Nichols, have launched a campaign to negotiate a better deal for Britain in the EU.
Wednesday 06 March 2013
The controversial European Union cap for bankers' bonuses is an unhelpful "distraction", according to the UK's top financial sector regulators.
Tuesday 05 March 2013
Brussels plans to limits bonuses to 100 per cent of salary - or twice that with shareholder approval
Sunday 03 March 2013
Saturday 23 February 2013
1. Bolshoi (ballet companies).
Thursday 14 February 2013
The prospect of Sir John Major speaking on any subject is an inviting one, given his transformation from much-derided Prime Minister to all-but-perfect elder statesman. Even more so when the debate is on so emotive a topic as Britain, Europe, and David Cameron’s promise to re-write the rules and then put it to a vote.
Saturday 09 February 2013
Five people, three of them children, died this morning in a plane crash in Belgium.
Friday 08 February 2013
Luckily for David Cameron, a new Nexpresso machine had been installed in the UK delegation office at the European Council building just before his first all-night EU session since becoming Prime Minister. The machine also worked overtime. As dawn broke in Brussels today, the only coffee left was decaffeinated. Some 120 shots of the real thing had been used up by Mr Cameron and his 20-odd team of officials.
Friday 08 February 2013
Clubs passed rules on spending yesterday
Wednesday 05 December 2012
Diplomats said they knew of no circumstances - private or professional - that would have prompted him to take his own life
Tuesday 04 December 2012
Nato is due today to authorise the deployment of Patriot missile batteries to the Syrian border amid apprehension that the regime of President Bashar al-Assad may launch attacks using its stock of chemical weapons.
Wednesday 21 November 2012
David Cameron will not accept a cut in Britain's rebate from Brussels as he tries to secure a freeze in the European Union budget, Downing Street said today.
Tuesday 20 November 2012
David Cameron has come under increasing pressure to rein in Eurosceptic members of his party after it emerged that frustrated European Union officials have begun drawing up a plan to pass a crucial seven-year budget without the UK.
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