Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has apologised after he claimed a Canadian reporter was “lurking” around his house, climbing his fences and taking photos of his children.
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Sunday 24 March 2013
Boris Johnson looked profoundly uncomfortable on this morning's Andrew Marr Show as stand-in host Eddie Mair grilled the Mayor of London on matters of personal integrity. Here's a transcript of one particularly bruising encounter:
Saturday 16 February 2013
Flavour of the month?
Wednesday 30 January 2013
Back for another bruising encounter with Paxman?
Saturday 01 December 2012
The Conrad of Colombia returns with a novel of memory, mystery - and Escobar's hippo.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Our diarist notes the curious perspective of a senior Whitehall mandarin, has an update on the outspoken Nadine Dorries, and offers a reminder of Conrad Black's taste
Tuesday 23 October 2012
The media tycoon shouldn't have the platform of Have I Got News For You to defend himself
Saturday 05 May 2012
The disgraced former media magnate Conrad Black was heading to a home in Toronto, Canada, last night after being released from a prison in Florida where he had been serving time stemming from his 2007 convictions for defrauding investors in his now defunct newspaper conglomerate, Hollinger.
Friday 04 May 2012
Former media mogul Conrad Black was released from a federal prison in Miami today after serving about three years for defrauding investors.
Sunday 17 July 2011
Saturday 16 July 2011
Friday 01 July 2011
The people one should feel sorry for, in the shame of the Government genuflection to Rupert Murdoch – or maybe it should be simply contempt – are the independent directors appointed to preserve the separated Sky news from his interference.
Monday 27 June 2011
The vindictiveness of American justice never ceases to astound. Fifty-year sentences under the three-strikes rule for stealing a slice of pizza; chain gangs and weevil 'n' maggot suppers in Alabama; a new craze for charging pregnant drug addicts who miscarry with murder ... we look across the ocean and recoil at the barbarity.
Sunday 26 June 2011
Saturday 25 June 2011
Conrad Black, the Conservative peer convicted of fraud and obstructing justice in the US, was last night ordered back to jail amid dramatic scenes in a Chicago courthouse.
Friday 24 June 2011
A judge is to decide today whether to send media mogul Conrad Black back to prison or let him remain free based on time already served.
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