Monthly Archives: June 2009

Expenses: Enough is Enough

There is no doubt that the Daily Telegraph has done a huge service to the British people, and to the body politic, by publishing its MPs’ expenses files.  They have turned over some stones, and found some pretty unpleasant things … Continue reading

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The fig leaf withers and dies

Our Labour government, and its Lib-Dem fellow travellers, have tried to pretend that the Lisbon Treaty is materially different from the European Constitution which preceded it.  This is the fig-leaf clutched at by Labour to justify their shameful volte face … Continue reading

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Well done Prince Charles!

It seems that the Heir to the Throne has won a victory over the development plans for the Chelsea Barracks site in London — and thus a victory over the architect Lord Rogers, and the modern architectural establishment.  And he … Continue reading

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We are all problem drinkers now!

A senior Church of England Bishop, The Rt Rev John Gladwin, the Bishop of Chelmsford, argues that middle-class folk who drink at home are just as bad as the louts and ladettes who drink on the streets and create mayhem … Continue reading

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A Chance Meeting, as we say in Middle Earth

After the euro-elections, Sara and I decided to take a short break in Italy.  One evening we were walking amongst the crowds on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, the old colonnaded bridge over the Arno, with shops along its length, … Continue reading

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Ken Clarke on the EU Constitution

It is reported that Ken Clarke has appeared in the media, to say that if the Conservatives form a government after the EU Constitution (aka The Lisbon Treaty) is fully ratified, then they will certainly not want to re-open the … Continue reading

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“Isolated and Marginalised”?

Amidst the rout of the left across the EU, and especially the rout of Labour in the UK, the lefties have scored one minor success.  Labour, and their fellow-travellers in the media, have repeated their mantra about “Tory MEPs sitting … Continue reading

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