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Sunday 09 May 2010
Saturday 01 May 2010
There is a new display at the Metaphor Museum. This admirable institution, familiar to readers of this column, houses a valuable collection of objects such as linchpins and mainstays which were once in everyday use but are now found only in metaphors.
Tuesday 27 April 2010
Friday 16 April 2010
To cast even the most gentle aspersion on a national treasure is to risk big trouble. Just ask Joanna Lumley, or rather the minister forced to apologise for condemning her silence on destitute Gurkhas. So it is with some trepidation that I raise the subject of Great Ormond Street hospital, the temple to paediatric medicine famed around the world.
Monday 22 March 2010
Monday 18 January 2010
Wednesday 23 September 2009
BBC bosses were condemned at the Liberal Democrat conference today over the axing of Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips.
Friday 22 May 2009
The sentence handed down to Baby P's mother today was condemned as "disappointing" by a children's charity.
Sunday 10 May 2009
Yet more damning evidence of the 'claiming culture' in Westminster was disclosed today, with a further assortment of politicians embarrassed over their expenses activity.
Saturday 02 May 2009
Thursday 30 April 2009
Haringey Council has sacked three managers and a social worker for failings of care in the Baby P case, following a five-month investigation.
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