Where are you now and what can you see? I am at home on a winter morning. It is still dark and the ferry has its lights on as it comes across the water.
Sir Winston Churchill
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Thursday 23 May 2013
"Reviewers of alternative comedy have failed to do what the rock-music press did 30 years ago: evolve a critical language to talk about a new art form." So claimed Robert Newman in 2006.
Donald Macintyre's Sketch: International laughing stock, Prime Minister? Don’t worry – just blame it all on the rebels
Wednesday 15 May 2013
John Baron can seem like a Mafia operative offering you the sort of protection that it would be unwise to refuse
Dumbing down, Minister? Michael Gove gets his educational facts from marketing surveys for Premier Inn and UKTV Gold
Monday 13 May 2013
Education Secretary’s attack on lack of pupils’ knowledge not based on any academic research
Tuesday 30 April 2013
Despite overwhelming evidence there is still continuing reluctance from politicians to accept just how useless short prison sentences are
Sir Winston Churchill to replace Elizabeth Fry on the five pound note - leaving the Queen as only woman on a British bank note
Friday 26 April 2013
War leader will replace penal reformer Elizabeth Fry, leaving the Queen the only woman on a British bank note
Wednesday 24 April 2013
For him the European Court makes Stalin’s show trials look like models of justice
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Air Chief Marshal joins the Order of the Garter, whose members usually include former PMs
Margaret Thatcher funeral: Political giants pay tribute to former prime minister at St Paul's Cathedral
Wednesday 17 April 2013
A “who's who” of the political world past and present packed into St Paul's Cathedral for the ceremonial funeral of one of Britain's most divisive figures.
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Margaret Thatcher's body to be moved to Westminster chapel for private family service ahead of funeral
Tuesday 16 April 2013
George Galloway and Dennis Skinner object to plans to delay start of Commons, which would cause the cancellation of Prime Minister's Questions
Monday 15 April 2013
It’s not exactly WH Auden’s famous “Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone/Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone/Silence the pianos and with muffled drum/Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come…” But Speaker John Bercow’s gesture to the memory of Lady Thatcher comes pretty close: silencing Big Ben for the duration of her funeral tomorrow.
Sunday 14 April 2013
A senior Anglican clergyman from Baroness Thatcher’s home town has criticised the cost of her funeral – saying the decision to spend an estimated £10m of public money on the ceremony was a “mistake”.
Thursday 04 April 2013
Unite and Unison back mass action for the first time since 1926
Tuesday 02 April 2013
Residents of Iain Duncan Smith’s constituency in Chingford tell him of the reality of life on benefits
David Cameron urges Conservative spring conference to focus on 'the real enemy' ahead of 2015 election
Saturday 16 March 2013
The Prime Minister used his address to assure members he is sticking to core Tory values
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Jeremy Clarkson is a cultural tumour and needs to be removed, says comedian Frankie Boyle
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
- 1 Gun instructor accidentally shot dead by nine-year-old girl with Uzi gun
- 2 Miley Cyrus' homeless MTV VMAs date, Jesse Helt, is wanted by the police
- 5 Homer Simpson has taken the ALS ice bucket challenge because of course he has